Not Held at Japan Society – Investors Unleashed: The Rise of Shareholder Activism

January 30, 2007
Not Held at Japan Society – Investors Unleashed: The Rise of Shareholder Activism

The Eighth Annual Mitsui USA Symposium
Tuesday, January 30
5:45 – 7:15 pm


Held at 301 Uris Hall, Columbia Business School, 3022 Broadway.

Speakers
Koji Fusa, Founder and CEO, Sandringham Capital
Anthony Miller, Executive Managing Director of Ramius Capital Group, LLC; President of RCG Japan Ltd.


Commentator
Curtis Milhaupt
, Fuyo Professor of Law and Director, Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School


Moderator
Alicia Ogawa
, Director of the Program on Alternative Investments, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School


Program Description
Managements of Japanese companies in the past were insulated from market discipline during the decades of long-term cross-shareholding relationships between historically related companies and their customers. These relationships have largely broken down, and activists are stepping into the vacuum to encourage managers to make much-needed changes to restructure their companies. This has not been uncontroversial—-with two of the most aggressive proponents of corporate change in Japan now under legal investigation. Hostile takeover bids are just beginning to appear, and M&A transactions were at a record level in 2006. Come and hear from two activists at the front line of change in Japan.


Reception to follow.


On-Line Reservations Required
www.gsb.columbia.edu/cjeb/8thmitsui


 

  • January 30, 2007
  • 5:45 pm