Ronald (Ron) Orol discusses activist shareholders and their role with Ryn Melberg on the The Guardian Podcast. Business / Shareholders / The Guardian Podcast

The Deal’s Ron Orol Discusses Activist Shareholders. The latest edition of The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg, Ryn welcomes Ronald (Ron Orol) to the show to discuss the activist shareholder. This and all episodes of The Guardian Podcast can be heard here on the web site and on SoundCloud and iTunes.

Activist shareholders who press for blockbuster deals were the subject of his book “Extreme Value Hedging: How Activist Hedge Fund Managers are Taking On the World.”  Ron has an extensive background and experience reporting on such matters.

He also specializes in reporting on bank and securities regulation in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. While a complex topic, Ryn and Ron address it in an approachable and understandable way.

Among other things, Ryn and Ron discuss:

  • Who are the activist shareholders today; what distinguishes them from single issue activists,
  • The rules for how corporate boards count votes and how the election of directors have changed,
  • Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg,
  • Dow-DuPont merger,
  • Should we fear the activist or not?
Ronald (Ron) Orol discusses activist shareholders and their role with Ryn Melberg on the The Guardian Podcast.

Ronald (Ron) Orol discusses activist shareholders and their role with Ryn Melberg on the The Guardian Podcast.

Ronald Orol leads The Deal’s coverage of activist hedge fund managers, a high-profile group of corporate investors who press for blockbuster deals and were the subject of his book “Extreme Value Hedging: How Activist Hedge Fund Managers are Taking on the World.”  Orol also specializes in reporting on bank and securities regulation in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Orol’s reporting covers a wide range of Washington issues critical to deal-making, including financial reform, Securities and Exchange Commission rules impacting IPOs and mergers and federal oversight of bank transactions. Orol is an occasional commentator on TheStreet TV, BBC World Television and National Public Radio.

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