Activism: 10 key differences between the US and the UK

Shareholder activism is well-established in the US. Activists in the US are extremely familiar with the tactics they can deploy and the relevant regulatory issues. By contrast, shareholder activism is less pronounced in Europe – but it is widely expected to become an increasingly important investment strategy in Europe and, in particular, the UK. There are, though, some important differences between the US and the UK, and this note details the 10 key differences.