Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Anyone can buy stock in a public company, but not all shareholders are equally committed to a company’s long-term success. In an increasingly fragmented financial world, shareholders’ attitudes toward the companies in which they invest vary widely, from time horizon to conviction. Faced with indexers, short-term traders and activists, it is more important than ever for businesses to ensure that their shareholders are dedicated to their missions. Today’s companies need “quality shareholders,” as Warren Buffett called those who “load up and stick around,” or buy large stakes and hold for long periods.
In Quality Shareholders: How the Best Managers Attract and Keep Them, Lawrence A. Cunningham offers an expert guide to the benefits of attracting and keeping quality shareholders. He demonstrates that a high density of dedicated long-term shareholders results in numerous comparative and competitive advantages for companies and their managers, including a longer runway to execute business strategy and a loyal cohort against adversity.
Lawrence A. Cunningham is an author, lecturer, professor, public company director and consultant on corporate governance. He is the Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor at George Washington University and Founding Director of George Washington University in New York. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Warren Buffett Shareholder: Stories from Inside the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting; The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, in collaboration with Warren Buffett; The AIG Story, with Hank Greenberg; and Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values.
Astrid Doerner (moderator) is a US correspondent for Germany's leading business daily HANDELSBLATT in New York. She has covered Berkshire Hathaway for many years, which includes interviews with Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger and Ted Weschler, and she is a regular attendee of the Shareholder Meetings in Omaha. Astrid also covers banks, financial markets and the economy.
This program is FREE, but advance registration is required. Registered guests will receive the Zoom link prior to the program.
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