SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CamberView Partners, LLC, the leading source of independent, investor-led advice for public companies on investor engagement, is pleased to announce the official launch of its European business with the hiring of Jean-Nicolas Caprasse, Head of ISS Europe, as Managing Partner for Europe, and Lindsay Tomlinson, former Vice Chairman of BlackRock and Barclays Global Investors UK, as the Chair of its European Advisory Board. Together, Jean-Nicolas and Lindsay bring a deep understanding of the investor landscape in Europe, providing a strong foundation for CamberView's growing team in London and a deep capacity to bring investor-led advice on governance, investor engagement and shareholder activism to public companies across Europe. Lindsay will officially take up his appointment in December of 2016 when he completes his service on the board of Legal & General Investment Management and on the board of The Investor Forum in the UK. Jean-Nicolas and Lindsay are joined by others at CamberView with deep experience with European investors and governance including Julia Wittenburg, an expert in governance in France, Germany and Switzerland and a former member of the corporate governance and voting team at BlackRock in the UK, and the former global heads of governance from BlackRock, State Street, and the former Global Chief Investment Officer of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, among others.
"The demand for our services in Europe has never been higher," according to Abe Friedman, Global Managing Partner. "Companies in Europe are facing an increasingly globalized investor base in addition to facing challenges from investors in their home markets. Our knowledge of the global investor landscape, our growing team of local market experts in Europe, along with our understanding of how to successfully engage with the proxy advisory firms makes us uniquely suited to help companies in Europe achieve success with their investors."
Jean-Nicolas joined ISS through its 2005 acquisition of Deminor Rating, of which he had been co-founder and the Managing Partner since 2000, and a Partner of Deminor International since 1993. Prior to joining Deminor, he spent five years with JP Morgan in Capital Markets in Brussels and New York.
"Together with Lindsay and the team, I am thrilled to launch CamberView's business in Europe and to leverage the deep relationships of our strategic partner Corsair Capital to help European corporates better understand, strengthen and manage relationships with their increasingly global investor base," said Jean-Nicolas.
Lindsay Tomlinson serves as a board member of Legal & General Investment Management, and The Investor Forum, and previously served as Vice Chairman of BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited (formerly, Barclays Global Investors Limited). He also served as the Chief Executive at BZW Asset Management. He has contributed to the development of the financial services industry through membership in a range of relevant industry bodies such as the Takeover Panel (UK), the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) and the Financial Reporting Council. Lindsay was awarded the OBE for services to the fund management industry.
"CamberView has become a trusted advisor to the world's leading companies through its unparalleled knowledge of investors and is uniquely positioned to bring these valuable global investor insights to companies in Europe as they face an evolving governance landscape," said Lindsay. "I am delighted to be joining the CamberView team in London and look forward to growing the business in Europe."
About CamberView Partners
CamberView Partners is the leading provider of independent, investor-led advice to public companies on how to successfully manage investor engagement, contested situations and complex and challenging corporate governance issues. We advise company executives and boards on a wide range of events including contested merger situations, hedge fund activism, director elections, compensation matters, difficult shareholder proposals and more. CamberView helps its clients succeed with their investors by providing insight into the investors' perspective, explaining how investors will respond to the company's proposals, and creating successful proactive strategies for investor engagement.
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