1. Young Guns of Activism Join Boards at AIG, SunOpta and DepoMed

    Young Guns of Activism Join Boards at AIG, SunOpta and DepoMed

    This is part of a series of stories that comprise TheStreet's Blue Chip Studio, which will illuminate issues related to corporate board performance, activism, dealmakers and personalities revealed by analysis of data generated by BoardEx , a business unit of TheStreet...

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    1. The principals [at activist funds] tend to be young and the people who work for them tend to be even younger.
    2. He's the guy that follows a particular investment for a fund.
    3. Having an activist director on a board who is much younger may be awkward at times.
    4. When Ralph was on the board of Genzyme or Sprint, the team would help him get prepared for the meeting. Occasionally I or other managers would attend meetings with him.
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