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How does an Activist asset manager create value for shareholders

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015
18:30 - 20:00
IUM - Room 37
MONACO MONACO
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Strategic Insights – CEO’s Challenges

How does an Activist asset manager create value for shareholders

By Eric Knight, Founding Partner, Knight Vinke
 
Eric Knight is the firm’s Founder and CEO, has 33 years of
corporate finance and investing experience, of which 18 as a
specialist in “committed” (or activist) investing. He started his
career in 1981 working in the corporate finance department at
Merrill Lynch White Weld, initially in New York, then in London
and Paris, before founding Knight Vinke & Co. in 1991. In 1996
Mr Knight co-founded Sterling Investments Ltd., a Monacobased
private investment company specializing in shareholder
activism and from 1996 to 2002 was its Managing Director. In
2003 he founded Knight Vinke Asset Management, an activist
institutional asset manager with seed capital for its flagship
fund from CalPERS, the largest public pension fund in North
America. Over the course of the past 12 years, Knight Vinke has
constructively engaged with many of the world’s largest public
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