An Investor’s Guide to Shareholder Meetings in India

The shareholders democracy came in much earlier than political democracy with the start of the first stock exchange in the world in Amsterdam in 1607 according to Ashish. Like the recent turn in sentiments towards politics in India, one needs to convert investor apathy into voter enthusiasm at the shareholders’ meetings. Investors should come out of superficial talks in the AGMs to what is substantial for the future of the company. A lot has changed over the last 20 years on the regulatory front. The new Companies Act 2013 has tried to empower independent directors and investors to question rationale for M&A, related party transactions (RPTs) etc. However, he cautioned against blackmailing of the management & promoters by few investors who are focused only on their personal gains at the expense of companies and fellow shareowners.

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  1. An Investor’s Guide to Shareholder Meetings in India is very helpful post for me

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