GO European Focus Fund: Governance for Owners

Hedge fund manager sees value in activist investing


Responsible activist investment may sound like an oxymoron, particularly in continental Europe where this type of investor is generally seen as a vulture keen to strip assets and move on. Governance for Owners (GO) is trying to change that image.

Established in 2005, its remit is to add value by acting as a catalyst for corporate change. The GO team believes being a shareholder comes with responsibility and that it is in a position to add value to the enterprise.

The first GO European Focus Fund,