activist investor

Definition

A stockholder whose purpose for holding the stock is to influence corporate decision-making. The investor may be motivated by self-centered or ethical intentions. A significant shareholder can influence decisions such as company pay scales, environmental impacts, product releases, and more.

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He was an activist investor and that was a really goo job for him and he loved what he did for work.

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While he did own stock in the company, he owned it because he was an activist investor and needed to influence people in the government.

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We had been dealing with a renegade activist investor for some time now, so the board meeting was sour but not surprised when the news came of their latest move.

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