Are Advisory Firms Conflicted in this New Governance Normal?

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A major organization knows it is not running efficiently and that over the years, systems have been spliced on to other systems, behaviour has become entrenched, innovation has stalled and the bureaucracy has run amuck. The balance sheet is not looking good and tweaking the system hasn’t helped. The Board of Directors has called for


Dealing with Shareholder Activists

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Lately, advisors have been critical about activist investors and the focus on shareholder value. The Canadian regulatory landscape provides a perfect environment for shareholders to increase their influence at the board level. At first blush, you might believe that the extra oversight is a good thing. However, as Ed Waitzer of Stikeman Elliott says, “The