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Oil Industry Reputation Hit by Gulf Oil Spill

Jun 29th, 2010Contributed by:
The Gulf oil spill has hit the reputation not only of BP but of the entire oil industry, including among those who favor increased use of fossil fuels...

Bankrupt BP - Worse for the Financial World than Lehman Brothers?

Jun 23rd, 2010Contributed by:
The BP crisis in the Gulf of Mexico has rightfully been analysed (mostly) from the ecological perspective. People’s lives and livelihoods are in grave...

Shareholder Activist Update: JANA Partners and Neuberger Berman against Charles River acquisition

Jun 23rd, 2010Contributed by: Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
Last week, activist investor JANA Partners sent a letter to Charles River Laboratories International (NYSE: CRL) highlighting the 35% of shareholders...

Jim Chanos’ Kynikos Associates is shorting a Major Oil Company

Jun 19th, 2010Contributed by: Teri Buhl
Bloomberg TV got famed short seller, Jim Chanos,...

Shareholder Activism: Collegiality is Overrated

Jun 15th, 2010Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
Oh the endless words that extol the virtues of a Board of Directors that gets along well. But, at what cost, to the business and its investors?

Learning to Love Hedge Funds

Jun 15th, 2010Contributed by: The Mad Hedge Fund Trader
The Wall Street Journal has put together the best history of hedge funds I have found so far. They start with the legendary Fortune Magazine editor,...

Bull and Bear Capital & Critical Value Advisors announce launch of Hedge Fund Xchange an Investor Matching Service

Jun 13th, 2010Contributed by: Justin Perun, Bull and Bear Capital LLC
Bull and Bear Capital, LLC a leading innovator in the development and management of outsourced Sales Coaching, Marketing and Investor Relations services...

Directors Can (and Should) Talk to Investors, About All Sorts of Stuff

Jun 9th, 2010Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
As activist investors begin to win director elections, talk turns to the rights and obligations of these directors to share board-level information. To...

Pulling Away from the Pack: Hedge Fund Best Practices

Jun 4th, 2010Contributed by: Merlin Securities
I attended the second annual SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference May 19-21 in Las Vegas, a fantastic opportunity to listen to global leaders and...

New Pax World ETFs Focus on Sustainable Investing

Jun 3rd, 2010Contributed by: CRD Analytics
On May 19, New Hampshire-based PAX World announced the launch of ESG Shares, the first group of ETFs focused solely on sustainable investing. The fund...

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