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Shareholder Activism: A Better Way to Count Votes

Nov 10th, 2010Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
Many activist investors harbor a sort of minor governance fantasy: an underperforming company has a small number of investors that each owns a significant...

Phil Falcone’s Harbinger Capital Scores with BlueLine Returns

Nov 10th, 2010Contributed by: Teri Buhl
Phil Falcone of Harbinger Capital told investors this week his distressed credit fund returned 11.6 percent year to date. The news was first reported...

SYZ & CO launches high-yield hedge fund

Nov 8th, 2010Contributed by: Emerging Manager Focus
Swiss banking group SYZ & CO has launched a high-yield currencies hedge fund, the bank announced. The UCITS III-compliant OYSTER ForExtra Yield EUR, a...

Och-Ziff Capital Reports Gains & Future Plans

Nov 6th, 2010Contributed by: Emerging Manager Focus
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group gave a glimpse into its investment progression Tuesday when hedge fund manager Daniel Och revealed that the fund will...

It’s Off to the Races With Emerging Markets

Nov 5th, 2010Contributed by: The Mad Hedge Fund Trader
Ben Bernanke’s unprecedented announcement that he is buying $600 billion in medium dated Treasury securities is tantamount to the government ordering...

QE2 or the Titanic? The Fed's $600 billion injection

Nov 4th, 2010Contributed by: Aswath Damodaran
The big news of the moment (other than the election) is the Fed's decision to inject $600 billion into the economy, as a monetary stimulus to get the...

SFCS Capital's September Market Review

Nov 1st, 2010Contributed by: Claude Bovet, SFCS Capital
On the back of real concern over a US double-dip that has only increased since August, global risk assets (equities, bonds and commodities) exploded higher...

How Powerful are Proxy Advisors?

Oct 28th, 2010Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
Anyone else catch this interesting artifact of the recent tiff between Len Riggio and Ron Burkle?

So, what made the difference [in the...

Inflation, deflation and investing

Oct 27th, 2010Contributed by: Aswath Damodaran
I must confess that I have never seen such dissension and disagreement among economists about whether we are going into a period of inflation or one of...

John Paulson lowers long term view on Bank of America

Oct 22nd, 2010Contributed by: Teri Buhl
John Paulson told investors today he still likes his long trade in Bank of America but has now lowered his outlook on how far robust the bank can book...

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