Activist Investors Making Big Waves: Knight Vinke, Cevian Capital, Third Point and Trian lead the way

February 12th, 2013
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Activist investors more than lived up to their reputations in 2012 with a wave of board invasions that have led to dozens of high-profile shakeups. As reported by the Financial Times, Activist hedge funds in general outperformed the MSCI World Index and the S&P 500 Index through the first three quarters of 2012. Knight Vinke, Governance for Owners and Cevian Capital are among the leading activist investors that comprise the Activist Insight Index.

Among the more high profile activist achievements was the board shakeup at Yahoo led by Third Point’s Daniel Loeb, and the ousting of Legg Mason CEO Mark Fetting by Nelson Peltz’s Trian Fund Management.
For Detailed Investor Profiles on these Investors, click below:
Cevian Capital
Knight Vinke Asset Management
Third Point Management Company
Trian Group
Related People: Christer Gardell; Daniel Loeb; Ed Garden; Eric Knight; Glen P. Suarez; James L. Carruthers*; Jeffrey C. Keil; Lars Forberg; Munib Islam; Nelson Peltz; Peter May; Robert Schwartz; Tim Lash
Related Entities: Cevian Capital (UK) LLP; Cevian Capital AB; Cevian Capital AG; Cevian Capital I; Cevian Capital II; Knight Vinke & Cie SA; Knight Vinke Asset Management LLC; Sterling Investment Group*; Third Point LLC; Third Point Opportunities Master Fund LP; Third Point Resources LP; Third Point Ultra Master Fund LP; Third Point Ventures; Trian Capital; Trian Credit Partners; Trian Fund Management, L.P.; Triarc; Triarc Companies*; Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc.(NYSE: WEN)
Related Article Tags: Shareholder Activists, Corporate Raiders and Proxy Battles

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