Shareholder Engagement & Communication London

Constructive Strategies for Issuers

OCTOBER 6, 2020
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
THE BLOOMSBURY HOTEL
16 – 22 GREAT RUSSELL STREET
LONDON, 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 Networking Breakfast & Registration
8:40-8:45 Opening Remarks
Dave King, CEO, Digitalis
8:45-9:20 Opening Panel
Partnerships Between Institutional Investors and Activists: A Comparative of Global
and Regional Trends
Moderator:
Amandeep Shihn, Director, Head of Emerging Markets Equity and Sustainable Investment Manager Research, Willis Towers Watson
Panelists:
9:20-10:00 Panel Discussion
Engagement on the UK and European Stages: What Boards and Management Should Know
Moderator:
Iuri Struta, Senior Financial Journalist, Activist Insight 
Panelists:
Carlota Garcia-Manas, Senior Responsible Investment Analyst, Royal London Asset Management
Kalina Lazarova, Director, Analyst, Responsible Development, BMO Global Asset Management
William Mace, Assistant Editor, Europe, Activistmonitor & Dealreporter Acuris
David Styles, Director, Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Financial Reporting Council
10:00-10:40 Panel Discussion
Trends in Class Action Litigation: Views from the U.S. and Europe
Moderator:
Peter Hansen, Chairman, Battea Class Action Services
Panelists:
10:40-11:20 Interview
Case Story: A Look at Effective Transformation of Companies
Interviewer:
Interviewees:
Dhruv Sarda, Managing Director, Alvarez and Marsal
11:20-11:50 Networking Break
11:50-12:30 Panel Discussion
Culture Shift: Globalization of Shareholders and Changing Expectations
Moderator:
Jackie Cook, Head of Investor Stewardship, Morningstar
Panelists:
David Katz, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Gaia Mazzucchelli, ESG Analyst, Allianz Group
Cas Sydorowitz, Global Head of Activism and M&A, Georgeson
12:30-1:10 Presentation
Analysis of Recent Proxy Fights: A Look at Outcomes
Presenter:
1:10-2:10 Networking Luncheon
2:10-2:50 Panel Discussion
Corporate Communications: On-Going Investor Outreach
Moderator:
Panelists:
Louise Turner-Smith, Director of Investor Relations, William Hill
2:50-3:30 Panel Discussion
M&A Update: Trends Effective Activist Strategy
Interviewee: 
Interviewer:
Michael Neises, Partner, Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek
3:30-4:00 Armchair Chat
Best Practices in Avoiding an Activist Advance: Tips for the Season
Host:
Dhruv Sarda, Managing Director, Alvarez and Marsal
Panelists:
Nicole Karlisch, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
4:00-4:30 Networking Break
4:30-5:10 Panel Discussion
Session TBH
Moderator:
Panelists:
5:10 Closing Remarks
5:15 Program Adjourns, Networking Reception

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