At the Podium - Voce Capital Management

At the Podium


Activism, Short-Termism and Corporate Governance

Silicon Valley Directors' Exchange

Trump's Big Tax Savings to Fuel Small-Caps

Bloomberg TV

CEO Is A Board's Single Most Important Decision

Bloomberg TV

Good vs. Bad Activists

Bloomberg TV

Activism, Short-Termism and Corporate Governance

Silicon Valley Directors' Exchange

Voce's J. Daniel Plants joins a panel of experts presenting arguments on all sides regarding how these corporate governance issues may affect Silicon Valley companies.


Schulte Roth & Zabel - 7th Annual Shareholder Activism Conference

Voce's J. Daniel Plants joins a panel of investment professionals to discuss developments in shareholder activism in the Mid-Cap sector.


Shareholder Activism: The Emergence of the New Generation Investor

Voce’s J. Daniel Plants joins a list of industry-leading investors, advisors, allocators and journalists for a full day of discussion and debate about the evolution of investor activism.


Schulte Roth & Zabel - 6th Annual Shareholder Activism Conference

Voce's J. Daniel Plants joins a panel of investment professionals to discuss developments in shareholder activism in the Mid-Cap sector.


NYSE 12th Annual Boardroom Summit

Shareholder Activism: Lessons from the Trenches

The rise of investor activism, with different types of investors advocating for changes or improvements to the company’s balance sheet, operations, strategy, social and environmental values, corporate governance, and more is causing boards to rethink their approach to shareholder engagement. This panel will share successful strategies and delve into these challenges facing boards as they assess their readiness – and broaden their engagement – in this new era of investor activism. Voce’s J. Daniel Plants joins Stephen Davis (Associate Director and Senior Fellow, Programs on Corporate Governance and Institutional Investors, Harvard Law School); Jonathan Foster (BOD Chemtura Corp., Lear Corp. and Masonite International) and James McRitchie ( to discuss and debate.


21st Annual Alpha Hedge West Conference

Constructivist Investors: The New Activist Strategy
Voce’s J. Daniel Plants joins a group of experts and allocators, including Christopher Winiarz, Investment Officer for the University of California, to discuss timely topics such as
- Identifying and clearly defining criteria for long term value;
- How investors add value and intervene to catalyze change;
- The sustainability of current activist strategies; and
- Effective communication in understanding the goals of activist investors.


NACD Strategy & Risk Forum

Shareholder Activism: Thinking Like An Activist

While the word "activist" often sends chills down a director's spine, activism can also be a source for good. It offers companies an opportunity to change strategic direction, may bring some much-needed new life into a company, and it may also allow a leadership change if necessary. Hear from leading experts about how to handle an activist investor situation from initial contact to shareholder engagement to working with the activist. Voce’s J. Daniel Plants joins William Anderson (Global Head, Activism and Raid Defense, Goldman Sachs); Cary Hyden (Latham & Watkins); and Richard Koppes (NACD and IRRCI) to discuss and debate.


IR Magazine Think Tank

Fireside Chat: Inside the dark side: Do’s and don’ts from a shareholder activist

Value investor J. Daniel Plants, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Voce Capital Management LLC, has a wide range of styles when engaging with portfolio companies, from passive and private – to occasionally very, very “vocal”. Having successfully driven significant change at nine of his portfolio companies (including three company sales, management and board changes and large capital returns), he has also joined the boards of two of his holdings, giving him a distinctive point of view as both insider and outsider. In this fireside chat and Q&A, Plants will discuss the selective role that activism plays in his investing strategy and the implications it has for how he engages with companies. He will also share his experience with what works well (the board engages) – and not so well (the board stonewalls and a proxy contest ensues).


Barclays Select Series 2015

Intelligent Investor Relations Forum – Meeting of Minds: Assessing the Investing Landscape

Portfolio managers representing a variety of investment styles and platforms, including Voce’s J. Daniel Plants, discuss their engagement with Investor Relations Officers, sector investment strategies and insight on market trends, as well as the factors that drive their buy and sell decisions.


Trends in Shareholder Activism

Activist investors are growing in numbers and size and changing the investment landscape - from banking and corporate finance to management. Startup activist Legion Partners Asset Management LLC has joined forces with the California State Teachers' Retirement System to launch an activist campaign to press retailer Perry Ellis International Inc. to consider strategic alternatives. While Legion is new, the strategy is anything but new for CalSTRS, which has engaged with other governance-focused activist funds numerous times in recent years -- and with great success. Will teaming up with public pension funds continue to be a trend to watch?


The Activist Investor Conference - 2014

The landscape for shareholder activism is changing. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Herbalife, Sirius XM, Apple and Aeropostale are in the headlines every day, but now even small-cap companies are finding themselves in the sights of activist investors.


Mergermarket Technology Forum

Voce’s J. Daniel Plants joins industry leaders to discuss what makes technology companies attractive investments. Co-panelists include Jerry Kennelly (Chairman and CEO, Riverbed Technology); John Metz (Managing Director, Credit Suisse); Gavin Slader, (Head of Tech M&A, JMP Securities); and Mark Andress (Deputy Editor Mergermarket & Dealreporter).


The activist Investor Conference - 2013

The Activist Investor Conference is an annual gathering of the most important group of activist investors, corporate governance specialists, advisory firms, proxy solicitors, and corporate board members. The agenda features a full day of technical education on the latest activist investment strategies, their impact on corporate performance, legal and regulatory changes, and studies of effective proxy campaigns and successful corporate defenses.