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Christopher M. Hayden

Christopher M. Hayden

Georgeson LLC
Senior Managing Director
New York, NY, USA


Christopher M. Hayden is a Senior Managing Director in Georgeson’s Proxy Division.  He joined Georgeson in 1995.  During his tenure at Georgeson, he has consulted with many corporations on defensive and offensive tactics in proxy contests, tender offers and other extraordinary transactions.  He advises public companies on corporate governance issues. He also has extensive experience counseling investment management companies facing shareholder proposals and proxy contests. 

Recent transactions in which Chris has been involved include LogMeIn’s transaction with Citrix’s GetGo business, Deltic Timber’s merger with Potlatch, RythymOne’s acquisition of YuMe, Nokia’s offer for Alcatel-Lucent and Lumos Networks’ sale to EQT Infrastrucure.

Chris also specializes in providing solicitation advice to investment management companies. He routinely counsels closed-end funds engaged in proxy fights, tender offers and rights offerings.  Throughout the course of his career, Chris has managed more than 1,000 closed-end fund shareholder meetings.

Chris is also a principal of Georgeson Securities Corporation where he oversees the firm’s dealer-manager activities.  He holds Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses. 

He received a B.A. in Political Science from Colgate University. He is a member of the Society for Corporate Governance and has been a featured guest speaker at industry events including regional Society chapter conferences, The Investment Company Institute’s Closed-End Fund Conference, Practising Law Institute’s Understanding the Securities Laws program as well as many other law firm and advisor conferences.

 
Christopher M. Hayden is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Rajeev Kumar, CFA, Georgeson 2016 Annual Corporate Governance Review Executive Summary (November 18, 2016) - Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2017, Friday, November 03, 2017
Christopher M. Hayden and Anne C. Meyer, Practical Considerations for Your First Annual Meeting (April 2018) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, July 19, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Performance Based Compensation - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Developments and Best Practices in Executive Compensation - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Performance Based Compensation - Performance Based Compensation, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Developments and Best Practices in Executive Compensation - Developments and Best Practices in Executive Compensation, Thursday, December 14, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Performance Based Compensation - Performance Based Compensation, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Developments and Best Practices in Executive Compensation - Developments and Best Practices in Executive Compensation, Thursday, December 14, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Annual Disclosure Documents 2017, Tuesday, December 19, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Understanding the Securities Laws 2018, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Chicago, IL
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Boston, MA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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