Global Survey Reveals 82% Of CEOs Are Disgruntled With Shareholder Demands

Feb 11, 2016, 08:40 ET from Derwent Scotch

SYDNEY, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Insatiable shareholder demands and expectations are leaving a foul taste in the mouths of leading CEOs. If shareholder demands and expectations shared greater alignment with economic, political, and market realities, 82% of CEOs would lead their organisations differently. This is just one of several findings revealed in the latest Derwent Scotch "A Seat at the Helm" CEO survey series publication.

"Fulfilling their commitment to their shareholder value mandate, our findings reveal CEOs are torn between two worlds," says Gianni Fracchia, Founder and Principal of Derwent Scotch. "As capital ruthlessly flows to the most attractive investment, CEOs are adopting myopic shareholder value-driven tactics to pacify shareholders at the expense of long-term growth and sustainability."

"Where the Money Flows" – the third publication in the "A Seat at the Helm" CEO survey series, explores the external environment CEOs operate within – verbatim. Findings encompass: changes in leadership if shareholder demands shared greater alignment, hurdles to captivating target markets and leading competitive landscapes, preferred government effort concentrations, and obstacles to establishing strategic partner and supplier relationships.

Continuing the "A Seat at the Helm" CEO survey series journey, "Where the Money Flows" invites its audience to once again join this captivating journey. Contrasting the external environments CEOs operate within against the high degree of autonomy and control they are privileged to within their internal environments, survey findings reveal external environments are truly no holds barred playing fields.

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