Monday, August 31st, 2015
5:47 PM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

5:47 PM
Welcome from II and 13D Monitor
Kenneth B. Squire, Founder and President, 13D MONITOR Andy Melvin, Executive Director, INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR

5:47 PM
Discussion of Developments in Corporate Governance
A panel of lawyers, proxy solicitors and other professionals will discuss the significant changes in the corporate governance landscape over the last year, including the Dodd-Frank Bill and the disputed proxy access regulations. The panel will not only explain the key elements of the laws and regulations but will discuss their practical relevance. This session is intended to be a primer on laws that will be the topic of much of what the subsequent panelists will be discussing.

  • Kenneth Squire, Founder and President, 13D MONITOR/13D ACTIVIST FUND (Moderator)
  • Laura Kuntz, Member of the Firm, LOWENSTEIN SANDLER PC
  • Bruce Goldfarb, President & Chief Executive Officer, OKAPI PARTNERS LLC
  • David Rosewater, Partner, SCHULTE ROTH & ZABEL LLP
5:47 PM
European Activism

  • Lars Forberg, Managing Partner, CEVIAN CAPITAL
10:00 AM
Refreshment Break

5:47 PM
Activist vs. Corporate Panel
Two professionals who generally represent activist investors will share the panel with two representatives who generally defend corporations from activist investors. Each representative will ask one question to the other side, leading to a frank discussion of the controversial techniques that both sides use to win proxy fights. The panel will open up for questions and answers.

  • Mark Harnett, President, MACKENZIE PARTNERS, INC. (Moderator)
  • Joele Frank, Managing Partner, JOELE FRANK, WILKINSON BRIMMER KATCHER
  • Steve Wolosky, Partner, OLSHAN FROME WOLOSKY LLP
  • Marc Weingarten, Partner, SCHULTE ROTH & ZABEL LLP
  • David Katz, Partner, Corporate, WACHTELL, LIPTON, ROSEN & KATZ
11:00 AM
Roundtable Discussion: The Activist, Officers and Directors
Jeff Smith of Ramius will have a candid discussion with some of the Directors and Executive Officers of the companies in which Ramius has taken an activist position.

  • Jeffrey Smith, Managing Member and the Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, STARBOARD VALUE LP
  • Edward Terino, President, GET ADVISORY SERVICES, LLC
  • Mitch Tuchman, CEO and Founder, MARKETRIDERS
  • Steven James Lee, President, SL CONSULTANTS
5:47 PM
Contested M&A Deals from The Shareholder Perspective
Chris Young of Credit Suisse will lead a panel of passive, active and merger/arbitrage investors in a discussion about their varying perspectives and procedures when evaluating a hostile offer or contested friendly merger.

  • Chris Young, Managing Director, CREDIT SUISSE (Moderator)
  • Scott Ostfeld, Partner and Co-Portfolio Manager, JANA PARTNERS LLC
  • Drew Figdor, Portfolio Manager, TIG ADVISORS, LLC
  • David Katz, Partner, Corporate, WACHTELL, LIPTON, ROSEN & KATZ
5:47 PM
Networking Luncheon

5:47 PM
Insights from the Constructivist Investor

  • Nelson Peltz, Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner, TRIAN FUND MANAGEMENT, L.P.
5:47 PM
Defending Against an Activist Campaign
Top lawyers, public relations and proxy professionals will discuss how they approach Company representation to prevent and defend against proxy fights. What should companies do to prevent a proxy fight? What should they do when a proxy fight is commenced? How do they get support of other shareholders? How should the company work with shareholders and the media prior to, and during, a proxy fight? How will the new laws, regulations and corporate governance climate affect proxy fights and corporate governance?

  • Michael Fox, President - Corporate Communciation, ICR LLC (Moderator)
  • Gregg Feinstein, Head of M&A, HOULIHAN LOKEY
  • Scott Winter, Managing Director, INNISFREE M&A INCORPORATED
  • Chris Cernich, Director of M&A and Proxy Contest Research, ISS GOVERNANCE | AN MSCI BRAND
  • Tom Johnson, President and Head of M&A, ABERNATHY MACGREGOR GROUP
3:00 PM
Backtesting Shareholder Activism
This session will review Backtesting Shareholder Activism, an academic study and an empirical analysis of shareholder activism covering 2001 through 2010

  • Alon Brav, Professor of Finance, FUQUA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, DUKE UNIVERSITY
  • Kenneth Squire, Founder and President, 13D MONITOR/13D ACTIVIST FUND
5:47 PM
Networking Refreshment Break

4:00 PM
An Investor’s Interview of Active and Passive Managers
An institutional investor will examine the relationship between activist and passive managers. The session will include a panel of portfolio managers with varied investment styles.

  • Warren Stock, Investment Officer, Public Market Investments, ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION (Moderator)
  • Kimball Brooker, Associate Portfolio Manager - Overseas and U.S. Value Funds Senior Analyst, FIRST EAGLE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
  • G. Mason Morfit, Partner, VALUEACT CAPITAL
  • Sturgis Woodberry, Managing Director, IRIDIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT
5:47 PM
Corporate Governance Roundtable
Senior corporate governance executives of the largest pension funds and institutional investors will discuss their evolving thoughts on shareholder activism and the developments in corporate governance.

  • Patrick McGurn, Special Counsel, ISS GOVERNANCE | AN MSCI BRAND (Moderator)
  • Chad Spitler, Director, Global Chief Operating Officer, PMG - Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment, BLACKROCK
  • Eileen Cohen, Managing Director, JP MORGAN
  • Stephen Brown, Director & Associate General Counsel, Corporate Governance, TIAA-CREF
5:47 PM
Cocktail Reception

5:47 PM
13D Monitor and Institutional Investor’s 2nd Annual Active-Passive Investor Summit Concludes

Event Contacts
Managing Director
Andy Melvin
(212) 901-0542
amelvin@imn.org
Head of Conference Coordination
Jill Rockett
(212) 901-1897
jrockett@imn.org
Venue
Hilton New York & Towers

Phone: 212-586-7000
Fax: 212-315-1374
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