Activist investors have been increasing the frequency of their action and the size of their targets in recent years. In this Haskayne Hour, Hal Kvisle, former Chief Executive Officer of Talisman Energy and Michael Robinson, Associate Professor, Finance at the Haskayne School of Business will address the activities and impact of these activists, the strategic actions which management and boards should consider when engaging with them and what the future holds for this type of investor.
Date: February 28, 2017
- Hal Kvisle, former Chief Executive Officer, Talisman Energy
- Michael Robinson, Associate Professor, Finance, Haskayne School of Business
About the speakers:
Harold (Hal) Kvisle has served as a leader in the oil and gas, utilities and power generation industries for more than 35 years. He currently serves as board chair of ARC Resources Ltd, and was chief executive officer of Talisman Energy from 2012 to 2015. Throughout his distinguished career as chief executive officer of TransCanada Corporation, founder and president of Fletcher Challenge Energy Canada and numerous roles within Dome Petroleum Limited, Kvisle has been known for his attention to detail, persistence, outstanding vision and leadership.
Michael Robinson is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Haskayne School of Business and teaches investments, portfolio management and corporate governance. Robinson has served as a member of the Board of Directors for a number of private and public Canadian companies, as well as the Board of the Calgary CFA Society, the Board of Governors of the Glenbow Museum, the Board of Governors of the Certified General Accountants of Alberta, and on the APEX Supplementary Pension Board. Robinson currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Calgary Portfolio Management Trust.
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