General Session - Managing for the Long Term in a Short Term World

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | 4:30PM - 5:15PM | Room: Coquina Ballroom  |   General Session

 |  Sarah Williamson,  CAIA, CFA | Chris Stent | Sabastian Niles | Michael Flaherty |

Companies must plan for the long-term, but many investors are focused on short-term results. How can IROs balance these competing mandates?  Are the demands of short-term oriented investors harmful to the companies in which they invest, and the U.S. economy generally? Or do hedge funds and other investors with shorter time horizons add value by asking the hard questions, holding companies accountable, and using activism to force change when it is warranted?  

Learning Objectives:
  • Hear differing perspectives from experts on value creation and what will drive growth 
  • Understand how to strike a messaging balance to effectively communicate to short and long-term audiences
  • Consider processes for integrating investment community feedback into messaging to improve relevance and impact