Activist investors are making corporate boards whiter and more male

Our CEO Brett Stephens is featured in Quartz this morning stemming from a recent interview with management reporter Oliver Staley. Staley’s piece focuses on the impact activists are having on board composition. And he features Stephens’ commentary throughout the article – with his insight constituting the bulk of the piece – alongside research from ISS, […]

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RSR Partners Acquires Higdon Partners

Creates Premier Asset Management Recruitment and Advisory Team GREENWICH, Conn. — To address the changing leadership needs in the $72 trillion asset management industry, RSR Partners, an executive search and leadership consulting firm, announced today its acquisition of Higdon Partners, a leading asset management recruiting and advisory boutique. Announcing the acquisition, RSR Partners Chief Executive […]

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Financial Times | What Does Proxy Access Mean for Director Pay?

Greg Lau, head of our Board Advisory Practice, is featured this week in the Financial Times’ Agenda for a comprehensive article on activism, proxy access, and director compensation. In his piece, “What Does Proxy Access Mean for Director Pay?”, senior reporter Tony Chapelle writes: Yet activists have begun winning more board seats in less time. […]

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The Wall Street Journal | No Single Formula for Good Company Boards

Greg Lau, head of our Board Advisory Practice, is featured this week in The Wall Street Journal. Drawing on his long career as head of board governance for General Motors, he offers his latest commentary on board independence and activist investors. In his letter-to-the-editor, Lau writes: “In today’s governance environment, if an activist approaches a […]

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Boards Under Pressure | Navigating Investors and Activists

Earlier this month, RSR Partners welcomed more than 60 directors and CEOs to its 18th Annual Directors Dinner in New York. In concert with the firm’s Board Advisory Practice, Shawn C.D. Johnson, founder of Guidon Global, LLC and former chairman of State Street Global Advisors’ (SSgA) Investment Committee, provided the evening’s keynote remarks. As chairman, […]

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Forecasting 2016 Shareholder Demands and Expectations

Greg Lau, leader of our Board Advisory Practice, is featured on the National Association of Corporate Directors‘ (NACD) latest BoardVision program, “Forecasting 2016 Shareholder Demands and Expectations”. Hosted by NACD’s Chris Clark, the interview focuses on how leading directors should place the demands and expectations of shareholders top of mind as the proxy season approaches. […]

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