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10 Moves Your Company Should Make Now to Ward Off Shareholder Activists

Nov 2016

10 Moves Your Company Should Make Now to Ward Off Shareholder Activists

The term “shareholder activism” evokes the image of a white knight. But in the 1980s, activists were called “corporate raiders,” a term that evokes a much different image. As the perception of activists has changed over the years, so has the means for dealing with them.

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Memo to a CEO Considering Social Activism

Nov 2016

Memo to a CEO Considering Social Activism

Today’s public expects CEOs to take a stand on national policy issues. In this open letter, FTI’s CEO of Strategic Communications offers expert advice to a CEO preparing to speak out for the first time.

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China M&As Eye Western Tech: Tense Times Follow

Nov 2016

China M&As Eye Western Tech: Tense Times Follow

Chinese companies are trying to scoop up Western tech companies in M&A mega deals, with big rewards for all. But suspicions on both sides continue to scuttle some of the deals. Here’s why.

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Hurry Up and Wait, Argentina!

Nov 2016

Hurry Up and Wait, Argentina!

Argentina’s new President, Mauricio Macri, came into office in December 2015 with a mandate to evolve the nation towards a more market-oriented economy. The result has been limited progress mixed with pain. Will the people stick by him and allow him to reach his goals?

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Five Key Takeaways from a Banner Year in Proxy Fights

Nov 2016

Five Key Takeaways from a Banner Year in Proxy Fights

Driven by a recent history of success, the number of winning proxy fights in 2016 again topped the 50% mark.

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Dead Malls Give Rise to New Town Centers

Oct 2016

Dead Malls Give Rise to New Town Centers

With a soft consumer economy and rise in online shopping, the majority of U.S. malls are struggling. But a new, innovative solution for reinvention holds promise for both investors and local communities.

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How to Get the Best Bounce for Your Buck When Starting Up a Business in Asia

Oct 2016

How to Get the Best Bounce for Your Buck When Starting Up a Business in Asia

When Senior Managing Director Michael McCreadie wanted to open a trampoline fitness center in Asia he discovered all sorts of cultural roadblocks. It took a ton of patience and a sense of humor to get the job done. Here are his hard-won lessons.

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Retail Executives Go on a Shopping Spree for Solutions

Oct 2016

Retail Executives Go on a Shopping Spree for Solutions

A bespoke playbook for success in the retail industry? Our exclusive FTI survey of 100 C-Suite retail executives reveals their individual concerns and strategies for battling back in a troubled industry.

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Are We in Bubble Trouble?

Oct 2016

Are We in Bubble Trouble?

The state of the U.S. real estate market as an investment vehicle shows eerie similarities to the era before the Great Recession. Should we be worried?

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Third-Party Vendors: Love ’Em or Leave ’Em

Oct 2016

Third-Party Vendors: Love ’Em or Leave ’Em

Banks are increasingly outsourcing services to third-party vendors, which introduces all kinds of business risks. Here’s how banks can get a grip on that relationship and manage the anxiety.

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Online, Offline or Both, Shoppers Call the Shots 24/7

Oct 2016

Online, Offline or Both, Shoppers Call the Shots 24/7

No matter what you call the new kind of shopping—e-tailing, omnichannel, unified retail, O2O—consumers hold the power and are bending retail to their will. Adapting to that new reality is key to surviving and thriving. Here’s what to know.

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The Survey Says: Detroit is Flexing its Financial Muscles Again

Sep 2016

The Survey Says: Detroit is Flexing its Financial Muscles Again

Detroit’s Kresge Foundation engaged FTI Consulting to survey national business leaders about their impressions of the city’s potential for financial growth post-bankruptcy. The resulting Detroit Reinvestment Index shows a bullish attitude towards investment.

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New Tax Inversion Rules: Good Politics; Bad Business.

Sep 2016

New Tax Inversion Rules: Good Politics; Bad Business.

The new anti-inversion rules may be politically appealing, but they will cause unintended consequences that could actually undermine U.S. businesses. Here’s why.

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Financial Fixes That Can Turn on the Cash Flow Spigot

Sep 2016

Financial Fixes That Can Turn on the Cash Flow Spigot

How can your company free up cash for investing in its future and improve operational efficiency at the same time? By better managing working capital. Here’s how to do it

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The Urgent Need for Urgent Care

Sep 2016

The Urgent Need for Urgent Care

One key to controlling soaring health care costs in the U.S.? Urgent Care centers—the middle ground between primary and emergency treatment. Here’s ten ways to make it work

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