Milken Institute: Activist Investors and the Search for Alpha

Shareholder activism has been gaining traction as key activist investors exert positive influence by pressing management teams to improve operational efficiency, invest capital in undervalued shares and pursue creative initiatives to maximize returns. These investors saw tremendous asset inflows in 2013 and far outpaced their hedge fund peers' performance in recent years. A structural shift in the corporate governance landscape has supported this trend, providing even smaller shareholders with an outlet to influence and be heard by management. The panel delves into the fine points of investor engagement and unlocking value with top players in the field.