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Shareholder Activism Has Gone Overboard

Wendell Willkie
August 31, 2015

Wendell Willkie authored "Shareholder Activism Has Gone Overboard" for Fortune, published August 31, 2015.  The commentary piece considers the "dramatic increase in attacks by activist investors demanding immediate improvement in shareholder returns."  Mr. Willkie calls on the SEC to "focus on the critically important function of disclosure" and advises institutional investors to pursue "a more sophisticated alternative" to the advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services.