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Institutional investors see more activism, but question its long-term value

Management quality and corporate strategy viewed as key factors in valuing investment, poll shows

Singapore

SHAREHOLDER activism is on the rise, but it could compromise long-term value creation, institutional investors said in a global poll by public relations company MSL Group.

Investors are placing more weight on companies' ability to meet earnings expectations, and view management quality and a company's corporate strategy as key factors in valuing an investment, according to the survey of 500 institutional investors and sell-side analysts around the world.

About 77 per cent of respondents agreed...

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