CVCA – ‘Under Fire: The Rise of Shareholder Activism in Canada and the Implications for Investors, Boards, and Managers’

Nov 20, 2012 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

MaRS Centre
101 College St
Toronto, ON

This event takes place in Toronto and is being broadcast into Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.

Shareholder activism is on the rise in Canada. Whether pressing for improved governance, having a “say on pay”, or waging full-fledged proxy fights, shareholders in Canadian public companies are today more active than ever before. In recent years, major Canadian companies such as CP Rail, Maple Leaf Foods, and Magna International have faced pressure not just from traditional activists, such as hedge funds, but also from major institutional investors, including Canadian pension funds. What is driving the growth in activism? What are the implications for Canadian executives, boards of directors, and investors? And what are the parallels between public and private capital markets?

Expert speakers for this event include:

  • KEYNOTE: Paul Renaud, President & CEO, OMERS Private Equity
  • Matthew Cockburn, Partner, Torys LLP
  • Matthew Cumming, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP and Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto Law School
  • Stephen Erlichman, Executive Director, Canadian Coalition for Good Governance
  • Boyd Erman, Business Journalist, The Globe and Mail
  • Wesley Hall, Chief Executive Officer, Kingsdale Shareholder Services
  • Scott Lawrence, Vice-President, Head of Relationship Investments, CPP Investment Board
  • Andrew Matheson, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP and Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto Law School
  • David Nowak, Senior Vice President, Brookfield Asset Management
  • William Orr, Partner, Faskin Martineau
  • Alexander Singh, General Counsel & Secretary, West Face Capital Inc.

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