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Michael Fein, EVP, Head of US Operations with Kingsdale Advisors, US, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Preparing for the 2019 Proxy Season Webcast

Michael Fein, EVP, Head of US Operations with Kingsdale Advisors, US, to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Preparing for the 2019 Proxy Season: Noteworthy Updates and Developments Live Webcast.

New York, NY, October 19, 2018 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Michael Fein, EVP, Head of US Operations with Kingsdale Advisors, US, will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Preparing for the 2019 Proxy Season: Noteworthy Updates and Developments.” This event is scheduled for November 8, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Eastern Time.

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About Michael Fein

Michael leverages over 25 years of experience on Wall Street to help clients achieve their objectives in shareholder elections with a particular focus on transactions and activist campaigns. His expertise spans corporate governance, executive compensation, and special situations. Michael’s extensive buy-side experience makes him unique in the valuable insight he provides corporate clients about how to best generate investor support.

Michael began his career as Director of Marketing at Matrix Capital Management. He later traded derivatives as a Member of the American Stock Exchange and served as Portfolio Manager of a technology fund before becoming Principal and Founder of an investment firm that invested over US$500 million on behalf of institutional and individual investors. Prior to joining Kingsdale, Michael was Senior Managing Director at Okapi Partners LLC where he advised clients on numerous high-profile transactions and proxy contests.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

About Kingsdale Advisors, US

With offices in New York and Toronto, Kingsdale Advisors is a global leader in strategic advisory, corporate governance, and proxy solicitation services. We have been engaged on many of the highest profile proxy contests and largest M&A transactions in North America.

Since 2003, public companies have relied on Kingsdale Advisors to provide expert thought leadership, strategic proxy and governance consulting, and effective communications with both institutional and retail investors as well as proxy advisory firms.

Kingsdale offers a comprehensive suite of specialized services designed to support issuers through the entire lifecycle of a proxy contest, corporate action, or annual meeting. Our expert team of dedicated professionals is committed to providing individualized solutions to suit each client’s unique needs.


This year's proxy season remained focused on the shifting investor priorities, with environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues at the forefront of engagement discussions and shareholder resolutions. The developments and trends brought by the 2018 proxy season are expected to create a significant impact on the legal and regulatory aspects of next year’s proxy season.

Thus, managers and directors should carefully examine and understand the 2018 trends and developments, in order to prepare for and be ready of the upcoming season.

This Live Webcast brought by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the regulatory developments and institutional investor guidance updates in the 2018 proxy season. They will provide an outlook of what to expect in 2019, while presenting key strategies and practices to avoid risks in this rapidly evolving legal climate.

Key topics include:

- The 2019 Proxy Season: An Outlook
- Significant Developments and Trends in 2018
- Common Risks and Pitfalls
- Common Red flags
- What Lies Ahead

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

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