Americas: Investors want openness

Author: | Published: 23 Feb 2015

Institutional investors don't like activism, they like openness. Articles on the topic, including some by IFLR, cite statistics that suggest activist tactics are growing in popularity among institutional investors. A recent study by FTI Consulting, for example, found that 76% support activism, seeing it as an important catalyst for change.

The caveat is that most institutional investors support the movement not for short-term economics, but for longer-term gains. This isn't always the case, as of...