And Now, The Shareholder Manifesto

Central European investors are standing up for their rights

Martin Mosinger admits he's a troublemaker. A burly 28-year-old computer systems analyst, this Prague native has developed a highly visible second career as a shareholder activist in a country where shareholders didn't even exist a few years ago. Starting with a tiny stake of five shares in phone company SPT Telecom, he has nearly derailed a key foreign loan to SPT and won an important court victory that could throw into doubt many of the Czech Republic's privatization deals.

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