Shareholder Engagement & Communication London 2017

Constructive Strategies for Issuers
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
THE BLOOMSBURY
16-22 GREAT RUSSELL ST.
LONDON, ENGLAND

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with industry thought leaders, subject matter experts and issuers on how to best manage institutional investor campaigns for constructive outcomes

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how U.S.-based activist campaigns affect the nature of engagements in the U.K. and Europe

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the latest engagement strategies as expectations shift between U.K., European and U.S. issuers and institutional investors

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
PROGRAM AGENDA

Time Description
8:00-8:25 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:25-8:35 Welcoming Remarks
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
8:35-9:05 Opening Keynote
The Continuing Evolution of Engagement: Trends and Insights for Companies and Shareholders
Presenter:

Andy Griffiths, Executive Director, The Investor Forum
9:05-9:20 Topic Introduction
Principles of Effective Stewardship: An Overview of the UK Stewardship Code and Its Aim in Promoting the Long Term Success of Companies
Presenter:

David Styles, Director, Corporate Governance, Financial Reporting Council
9:20-9:50 Opening Discussion
The Path to Stewardship: How ESG Performance Drives Financial Performance
Discussants:
Josiane Fanguinovény, Head of Engagement, GES Investment Services
David Styles, Director, Corporate Governance, Financial Reporting Council
Robert Walker, Director of Governance & Social Research, HSBC
9:50-10:20 Activism Around the Globe: Comparison of Engagement Frameworks, Trends, and Their Outcomes
Presenter:
Julian Franks, Academic Director, Centre for Corporate Governance, Professor of Finance, London Business School
10:20-10:40 Networking Break
10:40-10:50 Topic Introduction
Supporting Long-Term Investment: Practical Examples from the IA’s Productivity Action Plan
Presenter:
Andrew Ninian, Director, Corporate Governance and Engagement, The Investment Association
10:50 – 11:35 The Transition to Long-Termism: Proactive Engagement as a Means for Enhancing Value
Moderator:
Andrew Ninian, Director, Corporate Governance and Engagement, The Investment Association
Panelists:
Deborah Gilshan, Head of Sustainable Ownership, RPMI Railpen
Felix Lo, Managing Director & Partner, Sandell Asset Management
David Trenchard, Founder, David Trenchard Consulting Ltd.
Jan Weber, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
11:35-11:55 Topic Introduction
Engaging in Battle: Preparing, Investigating and Managing Adverse Situations
Presenter:

Neil Kirton, Managing Director, Kroll
11:55-12:40 PM Strategy for Managing Shareholder Relations: Shifting Expectations for Engagement
Moderator:
Andrea Calise, Managing Director, Kekst
Panelists:
Neil Kirton, Managing Director, Kroll
Paul Dunbar, Partner, Vinson & Elkins
Alfredo Porretti, Vice President, Shareholder Activism & Corporate Defense, Morgan Stanley
12:40-1:40 Networking Lunch
1:40-1:55 Technology and Engagement: Tools to Bridge the Gap Between Investors and Issuers
Presenter:

Charles Nelson, Managing Director, Europe, Meetyl
1:55-2:10 Topic Introduction
Investor Dialogue With Non-Executive Directors in the U.K. and Continental Europe: Legal Issues and Developing Best Practice

Presenter:
Hans-Christoph Hirt, Executive Director, Co-Head, Hermes EOS
2:10–2:50 Investor Dialogue With Non-Executive Directors in the U.K. and Continental Europe: Legal Issues and Developing Best Practice
Moderator:
George S. Dallas, Policy Director, International Corporate Governance Network
Panelists:
Arturo Albano, Member of the Board of Directors, Aeroporto Marconi di Bologna, Corporate Governance Specialist, Amber Capital
Michael Herskovich, Head of Corporate Governance, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Hans-Christoph Hirt, Executive Director, Co-Head, Hermes EOS
2:50-3:10 Networking Break
3:10-3:25 Topic Introduction
How to Respond Effectively to an Activist Proposal: The Do’s and Don’ts of Engagement
Presenter:

Cas Sydorowitz, Chief Executive Officer, Georgeson
3:25-4:05 The Anatomy of a Shareholder Campaign: How Engagement Practices are Unfolding
Moderator:
Andrew Gebelin, Senior Director, European Research, Glass Lewis & Co.
Panelists:
Nigel Davies, Partner, RWC Partners
Andrew Honnor, Managing Partner, Greenbrook
James Knowles, Legion Partners Asset Management LLC
Cas Sydorowitz, Chief Executive Officer, Georgeson
4:05-4:20 Case Story
A Review of Background, Process and Outcome of an Engagement with Italy’s Largest Energy Company, Eni S.p.A
Presenter:

James Knowles, Legion Partners Asset Management LLC
4:20-4:55 The Cost of Leaks: How to Best Safeguard Against Misuse of Insider Information
Interviewer:
Michael Payne, Manager, EMEIA Advisory Centre, Cyber Security, EY
Interviewee:
Benedict Hamilton, Managing Director, Investigations and Disputes, Kroll
4:55 Closing Remarks
5:00 Program Adjourns, Networking Reception Begins

SESSION LEADERS
  1. Arturo Albano
    Corporate Governance Specialist
    Amber Capital
    Member of the Board of Directors
    Aeroporto Marconi di Bologna
    Milan, Italy
  2. Andrea Calise
    Managing Director
    Kekst
    New York, NY
  3. George S. Dallas
    Policy Director
    International Corporate Governance Network
    London, United Kingdom
  4. Nigel Davies
    Partner
    RWC Partners
    London, United Kingdom
  5. Paul Dunbar
    Partner
    Vinson & Elkins
    London, United Kingdom
  6. Josiane Fanguinovény
    Head of Engagement
    GES Investment Services
    London, United Kingdom
  7. Julian Franks
    Academic Director, Centre for Corporate Governance, Professor of Finance,
    London Business School
    London, United Kingdom
  8. Andrew Gebelin
    Senior Director, European Research
    Glass Lewis & Co.
    Limerick, Ireland
  9. Deborah Gilshan
    Head of Sustainable Ownership
    RPMI Railpen
    London, United Kingdom
  10. Andy Griffiths
    Executive Director
    The Investor Forum
    London, United Kingdom
  11. Benedict Hamilton
    Managing Director, Investigations and Disputes
    Kroll
    London, United Kingdom
  12. Michael Herskovich
    Head of Corporate Governance
    BNP Paribas Asset Management
    Paris, France
  13. Hans-Christoph Hirt
    Executive Director, Co-Head
    Hermes EOS
    London, United Kingdom
  1. Andrew Honnor
    Managing Director
    Greenbrook
    London, United Kingdom
  2. Neil Kirton
    Managing Director
    Kroll
    London, United Kingdom
  3. James Knowles
    Legion Partners Asset Management LLC
    London, United Kingdom
  4. Felix Lo
    Managing Director & Partner
    Sandell Asset Management
    London, United Kingdom
  5. Charles Nelson
    Managing Director, Europe
    Meetyl
    London, United Kingdom
  6. Andrew Ninian
    Director, Corporate Governance and Engagement
    The Investment Association
    London, United Kingdom
  7. Michael Payne
    Manager, EMEIA Advisory Centre, Cyber Security
    EY
    London, United Kingdom
  8. Alfredo Porretti
    Vice President, Shareholder Activism & Corporate Defense
    Morgan Stanley
    New York, NY
  9. David Styles
    Director, Corporate Governance
    Financial Reporting Council
    London, United Kingdom
  10. Cas Sydorowitz
    Chief Executive Officer
    Georgeson
    London, United Kingdom
  11. David Trenchard
    Founder
    David Trenchard Consulting Ltd
    London, United Kingdom
  12. Robert Walker
    Director of Governance & Social Research
    HSBC
    London, United Kingdom
  13. Jan Weber
    Managing Director
    Morgan Stanley
    London, United Kingdom

DELEGATES
  1. Arturo Albano
    Corporate Governance Specialist
    Amber Capital
    Member of the Board of Directors
    Aeroporto Marconi di Bologna
    Milan, Italy
  2. Antoine Badel
    Partner
    Alken Asset Management
    London, United Kingdom
  3. Charlotte Balbirnie
    Partner
    Greenbrook Communications
    London, United Kingdom
  4. Emma Berntman
    Engagement Associate
    Hermes EOS
    London, United Kingdom
  5. Marissa Blankenship
    Vice President, Senior ESG Analyst
    Allianz Global Investors GmbH
    London, United Kingdom
  6. Patrick Bowes
    Director of External Communications & Investor Relations
    Old Mutual Group
    London, United Kingdom
  7. Domenic Brancati
    Chief Operating Officer
    Georgeson
    London, United Kingdom
  8. Jocelyn Brown
    Head of European Regulatory Affairs & ESG Product Management
    Institutional Shareholder Services
    London, United Kingdom
  9. Georgiana Brunner
    Consultant
    Greenbrook Communications
    London, United Kingdom
  10. Andrea Calise
    Managing Director
    Kekst
    New York, NY
  11. Jean-Nicolas Caprasse
    Managing Partner, Europe
    CamberView Partners, LLC
    London, United Kingdom
  12. Niamh Corbett
    Advisory Partner
    Board Intelligence
    London, United Kingdom
  13. Ivana Cvjetkovic
    Senior Account Manager
    Georgeson
    London, United Kingdom
  14. Artem Danilov
    Vice President
    Morgan Stanley
    London, United Kingdom
  15. George S. Dallas
    Policy Director
    International Corporate Governance Network
    London, United Kingdom
  16. Robert Dann
    Head of Marketing
    IR Society
    London, United Kingdom
  17. Nick Dawson
    Managing Director
    Proxy Insight
    London, United Kingdom
  18. Nigel Davies
    Partner
    RWC Partners
    London, United Kingdom
  19. Loïc Dessaint
    Chief Executive Officer
    Proxinvest
    Paris, France
  20. Natacha Dimitrijevic
    Associate Director
    Hermes EOS
    London, United Kingdom
  21. Paul Dunbar
    Partner
    Vinson & Elkins
    London, United Kingdom
  22. Clare Dundas
    Head of Corporate Communications
    Workspace
    London, United Kingdom
  23. Kristoffer Engkilde
    Investment Banking Analyst
    Morgan Stanley
    London, United Kingdom
  24. Josiane Fanguinovény
    Head of Engagement
    GES Investment Services
    London, United Kingdom
  25. Jeremy Fielding
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Kekst
    New York, NY
  26. Jonathan Ford
    Director of Business Development, EMEA
    Glass Lewis & Co.
    London, United Kingdom
  27. Julian Franks
    Academic Director, Centre for Corporate Governance, Professor of Finance
    London Business School
    London, United Kingdom
  28. Paolo Frediani
    Financial Journalist
    Activist Insight
    London, United Kingdom
  29. Giorgio Furlani
    Portfolio Manager
    Elliott Advisors
    London, United Kingdom
  30. Ed Gascoigne-Pees
    Partner
    Camarco
    London, United Kingdom
  31. Viral Gathani
    Head, Corporate Finance & Strategy
    Vedanta Resources plc
    London, United Kingdom
  32. Claire Gavini
    Engagement Associate
    Hermes EOS
    London, United Kingdom
  33. Adrian Gilbert
    Senior Account Manager
    Activist Insight
    London, United Kingdom
  34. Andrew Gebelin
    Senior Director, European Research
    Glass Lewis & Co.
    Limerick, Ireland
  35. Deborah Gilshan
    Head of Sustainable Ownership
    RPMI Railpen
    London, United Kingdom
  36. John Gollifer
    General Manager
    IR Society
    London, United Kingdom
  37. Andy Griffiths
    Executive Director
    The Investor Forum
    London, United Kingdom
  38. Jane Groom
    Business Development
    K2 Intelligence
    London, United Kingdom
  39. Alison Hamilton
    Head of Events
    IR Society
    London, United Kingdom
  40. Benedict Hamilton
    Managing Director, Investigations and Disputes
    Kroll
    London, United Kingdom
  41. Robert Hardy
    Executive Director
    JP Morgan
    London, United Kingdom
  42. Mark Harland
    Senior Corporate Governance Analyst
    Capital Group
    London, United Kingdom
  43. Laura Hayter
    Head of Policy & Communications
    IR Society
    London, United Kingdom
  44. Michael Herskovich
    Head of Corporate Governance
    BNP Paribas Asset Management
    Paris, France
  45. Hans-Christoph Hirt
    Executive Director, Co-Head
    Hermes EOS
    London, United Kingdom
  46. Andrew Holt
    Reporter
    IR Magazine
    London, United Kingdom
  47. Andrew Honnor
    Managing Partner
    Greenbrook
    London, United Kingdom
  48. John Hughes
    Associate
    Vinson & Elkins
    London, United Kingdom
  49. Nicole Karlisch
    Executive Director
    Morgan Stanley
    London, United Kingdom
  50. Tom Kehoe
    Director, Global Head of Research
    AIMA
    London, United Kingdom
  51. Maiya Keidan
    EMEA Hedge Funds Correspondent
    Reuters
    London, United Kingdom
  52. Neil Kirton
    Managing Director
    Kroll
    London, United Kingdom
  53. Anthony Kluk
    Senior Account Manager – Corporate Advisory
    Georgeson
    London, United Kingdom
  54. James Knowles
    Legion Partners Asset Management LLC
    London, United Kingdom
  1. Deepak Kumar
    Group Company Secretary
    Vedanta Resources Plc
    London, United Kingdom
  2. Giulia Lasagni
    Reporter, Dealreporter
    Mergermarket Group
    London, United Kingdom
  3. Kalina Lazarova
    Associate Director, Governance and Sustainable Investment
    BMO Global Asset Management
    London, United Kingdom
  4. Warren Lee
    Director, Strategy
    3i Group
    London, United Kingdom
  5. Felix Lo
    Managing Director & Partner
    Sandell Asset Management
    London, United Kingdom
  6. Tobie Lochner
    Managing Director
    Peregrine Capital
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  7. David Chase Lopes
    Managing Director, EMEA
    D.F. King Ltd
    London, United Kingdom
  8. Erica Lukoski
    Principal
    CamberView Partners, LLC
    New York, NY
  9. William Mace
    Senior Reporter, Europe, Dealreporter and Activistmonitor
    Mergermarket Group
    London, United Kingdom
  10. Patricia MacFarlane
    Head of Research and Process
    BP Investment Management
    London, United Kingdom
  11. David Masters
    Partner & Director
    Lansons
    London, United Kingdom
  12. Malcolm McKenzie
    Managing Director
    Alvarez & Marsal
    London, United Kingdom
  13. Paul McNulty
    Senior Investment Analyst
    SSVL (Monaco) S.A.M.
    Monte Carlo, Monaco
  14. Guy Miller
    Head of Awards Programs
    Ethical Board Group
    London, United Kingdom
  15. Minal Dave
    Corporate Governance Analyst
    JPMorgan Asset Management
    London, United Kingdom
  16. Sophie Moir
    Corporate Governance Analyst
    Aberdeen Asset Management
    London, United Kingdom
  17. Vanessa Neill
    Director, Corporate Communications, EMEA Region
    Credit Suisse
    London, United Kingdom
  18. Solange Neitzel
    Administrative Director
    Lake Isle M&A Inc.
    London, United Kingdom
  19. Charles Nelson
    Managing Director, Europe
    Meetyl
    London, United Kingdom
  20. Andrew Ninian
    Director, Corporate Governance and Engagement
    The Investment Association
    London, United Kingdom
  21. Simon Patterson
    Managing Director
    Pearl Meyer
    London, United Kingdom
  22. Oliver Parry
    Head of Corporate Governance
    Institute of Directors
    London, United Kingdom
  23. Marie Paul
    Senior Marketing Manager
    IR Magazine
    London, United Kingdom
  24. Michael Payne
    Manager, EMEIA Advisory Centre, Cyber Security
    EY
    London, United Kingdom
  25. Angus Peters
    Reporter, Pensions Expert
    Financial Times
    London, United Kingdom
  26. Christine Phillips
    Partner
    FieldFisher
    London, United Kingdom
  27. Valeria Piani
    Associate Director, ESG Engagements
    UN PRI
    London, United Kingdom
  28. Alfredo Porretti
    Vice President, Shareholder Activism & Corporate Defense
    Morgan Stanley
    New York, NY
  29. Rachel Posner
    Strategic Communications Counsel
    Kekst
    New York, NY
  30. Giorgia Pozzoli
    Head of Marketing and IR EMEA
    Amber Capital
    London, United Kingdom
  31. Mike Quinn
    Chief Executive Officer
    Preservica
    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  32. KT Rabin
    CEO
    Glass Lewis & Co.
    San Francisco, CA
  33. Sarah Rajani
    Director of Communications
    Elliott Advisors
    London, United Kingdom
  34. Lewis Rowe
    Account Executive
    Proxy Insight
    London, United Kingdom
  35. Selina Sagayam
    Head of Practice Development
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    London, United Kingdom
  36. Oliver Scott
    Partner
    Kestrel
    London, United Kingdom
  37. Amandeep Shihn
    ESG Investment Consultant
    Willis Towers Watson
    London, United Kingdom
  38. Nicole Solomon
    Marketing & Professional Development Executive
    IR Society
    London, United Kingdom
  39. Aaron Stocks
    Partner – Head of Listed Funds
    Travers Smith
    London, United Kingdom
  40. David Styles
    Director, Corporate Governance
    Financial Reporting Council
    London, United Kingdom
  41. Cas Sydorowitz
    Chief Executive Officer
    Georgeson
    London, United Kingdom
  42. Bradley Tirpak
    Investment Manager
    Palm Management
    London, United Kingdom
  43. David Trenchard
    Founder
    David Trenchard Consulting Ltd
    New York, NY
  44. Michael Vogele
    Senior Director of European Engagement
    Glass Lewis & Co
    London, United Kingdom
  45. Brian Walker
    Executive Director, Institutional Sales
    Institutional Shareholder Services
    London, United Kingdom
  46. Owen Walker
    Commissioning Editor, Special Reports
    Financial Times
    London, United Kingdom
  47. Robert Walker
    Director of Governance & Social Research
    HSBC
    London, United Kingdom
  48. Jan Weber
    Managing Director
    Morgan Stanley
    London, United Kingdom
  49. Cliff Weight
    Director
    ShareSoc (UK Individual Shareholders Society)
    London, United Kingdom
  50. Andrew Whelan
    Senior Director, Investigations and Disputes
    Kroll
    London, United Kingdom
  51. Robert White
    Consultant
    Greenbrook Communications
    London, United Kingdom
  52. Loren Wulfsohn
    Head, Shareholder Services
    HSBC
    London, United Kingdom
  53. Kevin Wong
    Director
    Kroll
    London, United Kingdom
  54. Eden Yates
    Executive
    Brunswick Group
    London, United Kingdom

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