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Rough Day for Shareholder Activist: Tim Barakett Leaving Atticus Capital

Aug 11th, 2009Contributed by: Teri Buhl
In a letter to investors today, Tim Barakett of activist hedge fund manager ...

Ironfire Capital's Plea to Dismantle Broadridge Monopoly

Aug 7th, 2009Contributed by: Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital
Last month, I wrote to Chairman Mary Schapiro of the SEC about dismantling the monopoly Broadridge (BR) enjoys counting electronic proxy votes for all...

Time To Short Wells Fargo Again?

Aug 7th, 2009Contributed by: Teri Buhl
According to an article this afternoon by Teri Buhl, the “smart money” is turning bearish on Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC). On Thursday, spiked volume...

Yahoo! Directors Are to Blame for Lousy Search Deal

Aug 6th, 2009Contributed by: Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital
Last week's news of a search partnership between Microsoft (MSFT) and Yahoo! (YHOO) means that Yahoo! is leaving the search business and handing the keys...

Does Corporate Governance Impact Performance?

Jul 24th, 2009Contributed by: Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital
After the collapse of Bear Stearns, Countrywide, Lehman Brothers, GM and AIG last year, and with Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (BAC) greatly diminished...

A Kansas Bank Nears Bankruptcy…Are Regulators to Blame?

Jul 22nd, 2009Contributed by: Teri Buhl
As a bank in Olathe, Kansas teeters on the brink of bankruptcy, former executives are blaming regulators that turned a blind eye even when the bank’s...

Ironfire Wants SEC to Break Up Broadridge's Proxy Monopoly

Jul 17th, 2009Contributed by: Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital
Yesterday afternoon, Eric M. Jackson Ph.D., the Managing Member of activist hedge fund Ironfire Capital LLC, wrote a letter Mary L. Schapiro, the Chairman...

Buffett's Buffet: Who's Really Paying for the Pricey Meal?

Jul 16th, 2009Contributed by: Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital
Salida Capital, a small Canadian fund, will pay $1.68 million (which goes to charity) to dine with the Oracle in New York. But who picks up the tab?

Who's Next To Be Nabbed In Petters Fraud?

Jul 14th, 2009Contributed by: Teri Buhl
Palm Beach Capital, with an estimated $1.6 billion in assets under management, may be the next fund accused for wrongdoing by the SEC for its involvement...

Three of America's Best Boards

Jul 8th, 2009Contributed by: Eric Jackson, Ironfire Capital
It seemed an easy-enough question last week when someone asked me: What's the company in America with the best corporate governance? Yet, in trying to...

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