"2008: The Year of the Hedge Fund Activist"
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
In a down market, hedge fund activism has ramped up more than ever before. Learn the latest strategies and tactics used by hedge fund activists, as well as latest planning tips employed by those that seek to stave off these attacks. Join these experts:
- David Katz, Partner, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
- Ron Orol, Author, "Extreme Value Hedging, How Activist Managers Are Taking on the World"
- Damien Park, President & CEO, Hedge Fund Solutions, LLC
- Veronica Rendon, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
- Professor Randall Thomas, Vanderbilt University Law School
- Christopher Young, Director of M&A Research, RiskMetrics Group
The program will cover:
- What are the latest strategies and tactics used by hedge fund activists?
- What type of responses are required – or recommended – with the hedge fund that mounts an attack, including the litigation perspective?
- What do hedge funds look for in a potential target, including both financial and governance characteristics?
- What can companies do now to improve their relations with hedge funds and be proactive?
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