The Benefits and Costs of Shareholder Activism
17.30 Tuesday, 27 May 2014
London Business School

A presentation of the academic research paper "The Returns to Hedge Fund Activism: An International Study" followed by a panel discussion and a reception, organised by the LBS Centre for Corporate Governance and the ECGI held at the London Business School.
Attendance by invitation only.


David Pitt-Watson
Former Head, Hermes Focus Funds
Executive Fellow, LBS

David Pitt-Watson is an Executive Fellow at the London Business School, and Chair the Finance Initiative of the UN’s Environment Programme.

He was formerly CEO of Hermes Focus Funds, and a board member of Hermes Fund Managers. As co-founder, of the Focus Funds and Equity Ownership Service, he lead one of Europe’s first shareholder activist funds, and built and led the largest responsible investment group of any institutional fund manager in the world.

Throughout his career he has been deeply involved in policy making in the UK, Europe and around the world, particularly in the field of corporate governance and financial market regulation.