Activist Hedge Fund Performance Inspires New Startups: Sachem Head & Anandar Capital

June 14th, 2014
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With returns that outpace the industry averages, activist hedge funds are multiplying faster than previous years, as new entrants hope to replicate the recent successes of activist investors, Bill Ackman, Dan Loeb, and the like. According to the New York Post, 28 activist hedge funds were launched in 2013, more than a 100% increase over the 12 that started the prior year.

The superior performance of activist hedge funds, led by industry giants such as Daniel Loeb’s Third Point (up 25 percent) and Carl Icahn (31 percent), have inspired other notable hedge fund managers, such as Bill Ackman colleague, Scott Ferguson, who recently started Sachem Head with $1 billion of capital. New activist hedge fund, Anandar Capital is also attracting investors with its strategy to hedge any of its concentrated investments.
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Icahn Associates (Carl Icahn)
Pershing Square Capital Management
Third Point Management Company
Sachem Head Capital Management
Related People: Alexander J. Denner; Brett Icahn; Carl Icahn; Daniel Loeb; James L. Carruthers*; Keith A. Meister*; Munib Islam; Nicholas Botta; Robert Schwartz; Roy J. Katzovicz; Scott Ferguson; Scott Ferguson*; Tim Lash; William 'Bill' Ackman
Related Entities: Sachem Head Capital; Sachem Head GP LLC; Sachem Head Master; High River Limited Partnership; Icahn Partners; Icahn & Co Inc; Icahn Associates; Icahn Enterprises (formerly American Real Estate Partners); Icahn Fund Ltd; Icahn Partners LP; Leucadia Corporation (NYSE: LUK); Pershing Square Capital; Pershing Square IV; Pershing Square LP; Sachem Head LP; Third Point LLC; Third Point Opportunities Master Fund LP; Third Point Resources LP; Third Point Ultra Master Fund LP; Third Point Ventures
Related Article Tags: Shareholder Activists, Corporate Raiders and Proxy Battles; Hedge Fund Jobs, Hirings and Firings; Hedge Fund Launches and Hedge Fund Closings

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