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Shareholder activism on the wane

Fewer resolutions got opposed by institutions in 2016, with little success

N Sundaresha Subramanian  |  New Delhi 

After the initial spurt, activism of institutional shareholders seem to be moderating. While the number of resolutions they opposed fell for a second continuous year, efforts have often been futile as promoters are able to carry home the resolutions with their strong holdings.

An analysis of data provided by Prime Database of resolutions put up in 2100 shareholder meets of 1541 NSE-listed companies showed that there was significant opposition in less than 10 per cent of the cases. Of the 6,678 resolutions between January and October 6, for which institutional voting details were ...

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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 13:02 IST
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