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When Directors Should Talk to Investors
Company boards have long spoken to investors in indirect ways, through their votes and organizational performance. But as powers shift to large investors and governance norms have changed, investor groups have demanded more one-on-one conversations with bank directors. Allowing directors to speak to investors comes with risk, and not just due to the potential for legal missteps. The director becomes a public representative of the bank and anything he or she says will be scrutinized, resulting in possible backfire. “You can’t really say you’re not speaking for the company,” says Peter Weinstock, a partner at the global law firm Hunton...
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Ryan has covered leadership, business and personal finance topics for more than15 years, writing for various publications, including Fortune, MONEY, The New York Times, CNBC and many others. He’s also the author of The Everything Guide to Investing in Cryptocurrencies.