Governance Talk with Friederike Helfer

Activist investors as drivers of good governance?

The days when investors in listed companies sat back and let the management or supervisory bodies control these companies are long gone. Investors are increasingly assuming their role as active owners and exerting public and non-public influence on the companies. For example, adjustments in corporate strategy or in the composition of supervisory boards are demanded. Today, host Prof. Dr Michael Wolff discusses the role of activist investors with Ms Friederike Helfer. Ms Helfer is a partner at Cevian Capital, where she heads the Swiss branch, and she is a member of various European supervisory boards, including thyssenkrupp.

Governance Talks: Activist Investors as Drivers of Good Governance?