CFA Lecture

Shareholder Activism in Europe


Shareholder activism is a rising trend in Europe. But what exactly is behind this development? Who are the activists? What do they want to achieve? What different styles and strategies do they apply?

Friederike Helfer, CFA, partner at Cevian Capital, Europe’s largest activist investor, will give an inside perspective on those questions. She will provide an overview of the activist landscape in Europe and, in particular, discuss Cevian’s strategy, contrasting it with those of other activists as well as other investment strategies.