Asset managers frequently need to take action with regard to corporate actions such as scrip dividends, rights issues, tenders and mergers. If we take the example of a scrip dividend, a phenomenon very popular with large European companies, shareholders can elect to receive their dividend in cash or in additional shares in the company. When shareholders make their election, often one of the options (cash/stock) is worth more than the other. But do investors frequently make the suboptimal election in scrip dividends, do asset managers sometimes make the wrong election at an even higher rate than the average investor, at 56%. Is around $1.3 billion missed by investors each year? Can the problem of suboptimal elections can only be solve through automated solutions?
Chairman: James Pitcher, Manager of the FS Club
Speaker: Shiv is the Chief Investment Officer of the SCORPEO Group. Based in London, he is responsible for the development and implementation of the firm’s investment strategies. Previously, Head of Structured Arbitrage Trading at Nomura. He holds a First Class degree in Computer Engineering from Imperial College, London University.
Panellist: Andy Agathangelou leads the fast-growing and increasingly impactful Transparency Task Force as a collaborative, campaigning community that encourages the financial services sector to be transparent, truthful and trustworthy.
The overall programme for this event is:
Registration And Drinks
Speaker Presentation And Q & A
Canapés, Drinks And Networking
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