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Brexit & Fund Managers - What happens now?

Jul 7th, 2016Contributed by: Shane Brett, GECKO Governance
The impact of the recent Brexit vote in the UK is still being analysed by many international and London based fund managers. The Brexit decision has caused...

Settlement Agreements with Activist Investors - the Latest Entrenchment Device?

Jun 2nd, 2016Contributed by: Derek D. Bork, Thompson Hine LLP
An increase in settlements between public companies and activist investors that have targeted a campaign against a company has been widely reported. ...

The Folly of Battling Activist Investors

Oct 2nd, 2015Contributed by: Derek D. Bork, Thompson Hine LLP
There is no question that shareholder activism has steadily grown over the past decade and is now widely seen as the “new normal.” Hedge funds that...

Marc Andreessen Reminds Us Activist Investors Will Always Have Stuff to Do

Apr 22nd, 2015Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
We sometimes just marvel at the things that executives say when they consider activist investors. We’ve remarked before on what CEOs really think about...

The New CEO Activist Hedge Fund Makes No Sense

Jan 30th, 2015Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
With some fanfare, this month two corporate lifers left their white-shoe firms to start an activist hedge fund. That act alone, after careers serving...

The growing problem with Performance Fees

Dec 29th, 2014Contributed by: Shane Brett, Global Perspectives
Hedge funds’ performance fees are a key component of every fund’s Net Asset Valuation calculation. Since the economic crisis of 2008, hedge fund performance...

Is Activist Investing Just a Fad?

Dec 19th, 2014Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
We’ve all heard this question with increasing frequency. It’s a logical and reasonable one, too, as assets pour into new and existing activist funds.

TFS Capital Remains Relevant Amid New Competition, Changing Market Conditions

Sep 9th, 2014Contributed by: Company Press Release
TFS Capital, an employee-owned independent advisory firm that provides portfolio management services to investment funds, today announced the 10-year...

A Very Special Shareholder Meeting at Allergan

Aug 11th, 2014Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
Well, the Allergan-Valeant-Pershing Square (PS) situation sure gets a lot of air time, both in general and around here(and here, here, and here). With...

The Global Economy in 2014 – 5 Key Trends

Jan 15th, 2014Contributed by: Shane Brett, Global Perspectives
Every year Global Perspectives publishes its annual white papers covering the 5 keys trends we see impacting the global economy in the year ahead.

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