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
8:00-8:40 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:40-8:45 Welcome Remarks
8:45-9:20 Armchair Chat
Engagement Trends in the UK, Europe and Around the World
Moderator:

Panelists:
Roland Bosch, Associate Director Engagement, Hermes Investment Management
Aneliya Crawford, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel
Walied Soliman, Chairman and Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Cas Sydorowitz, Global Head of Activism and M&A, Georgeson
Rich Thomas, Managing Director, Head of European Shareholder Advisory, Lazard
9:20-10:00 Panel Discussion
Brexit: Its Impact on the Pound, M&A and Activism

Moderator:
Iuri Struta, Senior Financial Journalist, Activist Insight
Panelists:
10:00-10:40 Presentation
The Sky Deal: The Panel on Takeovers and Mergers’ Influence on Activist Arbitrage

Moderator:
Panelists:
10:40-11:10 Networking Break
11:10-11:50 Panel Discussion
Latest Trends in Shareholder Engagement: What They Reveal for the Future Engagement
Moderator:

Fiona Ellard, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Advisor, The Investor Forum (unconfirmed)
Panelists:
Till Hufnagel, Partner & Head of Activism, Petrus Advisers
Kalina Lazarova, Director, Analyst, Responsible Investment, BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA)
Christine Phillips, Partner, Fieldfisher
11:50-12:30 Panel Discussion
The Convergence of ESG, Impact Investing and Engagement: What’s Unfolding
Moderator:

David Katz, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Panelists:
Patrick J. McHugh, Founder and Senior Managing Director, Okapi Partners LLC
12:30-1:30 PM Networking Luncheon
1:30-2:10 Panel Discussion
Passive and Active Managers Team Up: A Comparison and Contrast of Objectives

Moderator:
Panelists:
David Trenchard, Founder, David Trenchard Consulting Ltd.
2:10-2:50 Discussion
Conversations with Issuers: Engagements Topics and Views on Working Effectively with Shareholders

Discussants:
Daniella Azevedo Michel, Supervisory Board Secretary, Unibail-Rodamco
Patrick Fiorani, Research & Engagement, Continental Europe, Glass Lewis
2:50-3:20 Panel Discussion
Whitbread and Nestle: Two Case Studies and Their Implications

Moderator:
William Mace, Assistant Editor, Activist Monitor, Acuris Group
Panelists:
Alfredo Porretti, Executive Director, Shareholder Activism & Corporate Defense, Morgan Stanley
Aarti Ramachandran, Head of Research & Engagements, FAIRR Initiative
3:20-3:50 Networking Break
3:50-4:30 Panel Discussion
How Activists Prevent Buyouts in the EU: Squeeze Outs and Hold Outs

Moderator:
Panelists:
Jim McNally, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel
4:30-5:30 Closing Keynote
5:00 Closing Remarks
5:00 Networking Reception

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