Frank Aquila Discusses Shareholder Activism in Deal.com Video

July 11, 2011

On July 11, Mr. Aquila was featured in a video interview for The Deal.com in which he discussed the increase in shareholder activism. “Shareholder activists probably have more sway today than they ever have before,” Mr. Aquila said. He attributed the trend to the prominence of institutional shareholders and legislation, including the Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley acts, which has provided shareholders with more ways to pressure boards and management, as well as proxy advisory firms that can act to “amplify” the voice of activist shareholders.