According to the recently published Global Institutional Investors Insight survey, shareholder activism is on the rise. The survey, which canvassed over 500 institutional investor and sell-side research analysts from across North American, European and Asian markets, reports that more than three quarters (77%) of those surveyed believe that activism levels will increase in the coming three years and become more prevalent worldwide.
The survey also highlights the four most prevalent factors that investors evaluate when considering whether to invest in a company:
- Good track record in meeting earnings expectations (65% of investors).
- An equity story that is clearly defined