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Returns to Shareholder Activism.

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This article reports a unique analysis of private engagements by an activist fund. It is based on data made available to us by Hermes, the fund manager owned by the British Telecom Pension Scheme (BTPS), on engagements with management in companies targeted by its U.K. Focus Fund (HUKFF). In contrast with most previous studies of activism, we report that the fund executes shareholder activism predominantly through private interventions that would be unobservable in studies purely relying on pu...

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Volume:
2008-FE-07
Series:
Financial Economics Working Papers
Publication date:
2008-01-01
URN:
uuid:9634052b-81e4-4717-aca2-57ef0b0afdf2
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14100
Language:
English

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