Shareholder Engagement & Communication London

Constructive Strategies for Issuers

MARCH 5, 2019
THE BLOOMSBURY HOTEL
16-22 GREAT RUSSELL STREET
LONDON, WC1B 3NN UNITED KINGDOM

AGENDA

The Skytop Strategies team is dedicated to crafting thought provoking
agendas that are diverse, not only in areas of thought and experience,
but in the broad range of attending speakers.

Time Description
8:30-9:00 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast
9:00-9:05 Welcome Remarks
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
9:05-9:45 Armchair Chat
Proxy Battles in North America: Last Year’s Experience and What to Expect this Season
Discussants:

David Katz, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Walied Soliman, Global Chair & Co-Chair, Special Situations Team, Norton Rose Fulbright
9:45-10:45 Armchair Chat
Engagement Trends in the UK, Europe and Around the World
Moderator:

David Trenchard, Founder, David Trenchard Consulting Ltd.
Panelists:
Roland Bosch, Associate Director Engagement, Hermes Investment Management
Cas Sydorowitz, Global Head of Activism and M&A, Georgeson
Christopher Couvelier, Director, Shareholder Advisory, Lazard
Trevor Zeyl, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright
10:45-11:10 Networking Break
11:10-11:25 Research Briefing
How Activism is Changing Shareholder Engagement: A European Perspective

Nicole Karlisch, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
11:25-12:05 Panel Discussion
Latest Trends in Shareholder Engagement: What They Reveal
Moderator:

Fiona Ellard, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Advisor, The Investor Forum
Panelists:
Till Hufnagel, Partner & Head of Activism, Petrus Advisers
Kalina Lazarova, Director, Analyst, Responsible Investment, BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA)
Christine Phillips, Partner, Fieldfisher
12:05-12:45 Panel Discussion
The Convergence of ESG, Impact Investing and Engagement: What’s Unfolding
Moderator:

Iuri Struta, Senior Financial Journalist, Activist Insight
Panelists:
David Katz, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Gaia Mazzucchelli, ESG Analyst, Allianz Global Investors
Patrick J. McHugh, Founder and Senior Managing Director, Okapi Partners LLC
12:45-2:15 PM Networking Luncheon
2:15-3:00 Panel Discussion
Whitbread and Nestle: Two Case Studies and Their Implications

Moderator:
William Mace, Assistant Editor, Activistmonitor
Panelists:
Aneliya Crawford, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel
Robert Dixon, Partner, Vinson & Elkins
Nicole Karlisch, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Aarti Ramachandran, Head of Research & Engagements, FAIRR
3:00-3:30 Networking Break
3:30-4:10 Panel Discussion
How Activists Prevent Buyouts in the EU: Squeeze Outs and Hold Outs

Moderator:
William Mace, Assistant Editor, Activistmonitor
Panelists:
Andrew Honnor, Managing Partner, Greenbrook Communications
Jim McNally, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel
Michael Neises, Partner, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
4:10-4:45 Discussion
Conversations with Issuers: Engagements Topics and Views on Working Effectively with Shareholders

Discussants:
Daniella Azevedo Michel, Supervisory Board Secretary, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Patrick Fiorani, Research & Engagement, Continental Europe, Glass Lewis
Andrea Vintani, Head of Human Capital Strategies, UniCredit
4:45 Closing Remarks
4:50 Networking Reception

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