The Realities of Stewardship for Institutional Owners, Activist Investors and Proxy Advisors
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington DC

A free all-day conference under the auspices of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the European Commission, organised by the European Corporate Governance Institute and the Columbia Law School. With Lithuania holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the organisers are most grateful for the support of the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington and for sponsorship of the 2013 conference by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

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Presentations and speeches
Speeches made by, and slides used by, speakers at the conference

Session 1 - Opening remarks
Speech by Mary Jo White, Chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
See also: http://www.sec.gov/News/Speech/Detail/Speech/1370540434901#.UqcMJFLuPs0
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Session 2 - Activist Shareholders and Shareholder Value: Long Term v. Short Term
Briefing: Professor Wei Jiang Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise, Columbia Business School
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Panel presentation: Mats Isaksson Head of Corporate Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
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Session 4 - SEC Commissioner's remarks
Speech by Daniel Gallagher, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
See also: http://www.sec.gov/News/Speech/Detail/Speech/1370540436067#.UqcMz1LuPs0
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Session 5 - Proxy Advisors: Do they wield too much influence? Whether and how to regulate - the lessons from Europe
Briefing: Professor Jill Fisch Perry Golkin Professor of Law, Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Briefing: Dr Tao Li Assistant Professor, University of Warwick
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Session 6 - Say on Pay: Is it working? How far should it go?
Introduction: Professor Randall Thomas John S. Beasley Professor of Law and Business, Vanderbilt University Law School and Owen School of Management Click to view
Briefing: Professor Fabrizio Ferri, Associate Professor, Columbia Business School Click to view
Panel presentation: Donna Dabney Executive Director, Governance Center, The Conference Board Click to view
Panel presentation: Francesco Chiappetta General Counsel and Head of General and Institutional Affairs, Pirelli & C. S.p.A. Click to view
Panel presentation: Katherine Rabin Chief Executive Officer, Glass Lewis & Co Click to view