All That Glitters Stock-market Activism Rides to the Rescue of Free Markets

Whether it’s a protester with a megaphone or a big investor earning place in the boardroom, activism helps companies both in Israel and abroad.

For some, loud activism against the affairs of any business is perceived as harmful. This seems logical. Fending off criticism consumes management’s time in the short run and impairs long-term management even more – and therefore value for shareholders. Plenty of top executives in Israel would agree.