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Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital wants “premium” price for General Growth Properties

Aug 27th, 2012Contributed by: Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
Pershing Square Capital sent a letter to the board of General Growth Properties, Inc. (GGP) on August 23 discussing their investment in the company over...

The Rise & Rise of Operational Due Diligence

Aug 13th, 2012Contributed by: Shane Brett, Global Perspectives
The Madoff scandal exposed the Alternative Investment Industry to widespread allegations of substantial neglect, in terms of its Due Diligence processes....

Gamco wants Fisher Communications to Undertake a Leveraged Restructuring

Aug 13th, 2012Contributed by: Hedge Fund Solutions LLC
On August 6, Gamco sent a letter to Fisher Communications Inc.’s (FSCI) President and CEO recommending that the Company undertake a leveraged restructuring...

UCITS HFS Index breaks negative trend, up +0.97% in July

Aug 6th, 2012Contributed by:
After four negative months in a row the UCITS HFS Index reported a monthly gain of +0.97% for July 2012. The broad index started positively into the month...

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC Reports $116.2 million Net Loss

Aug 4th, 2012Contributed by: Company Press Release
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE: OZM) ("Och-Ziff") today reported a GAAP Net Loss((1) )of $116.2 million, or $0.82 per basic and diluted Class...

Fortress Investment Group's Asset Under Management Increase to $47.8 billion

Aug 4th, 2012Contributed by: Company Press Release
Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG) today reported its second quarter 2012 financial results.


Charles Nathan Should Spend More Time With Investors

Aug 3rd, 2012Contributed by: Michael R. Levin, The Activist Investor
We investors have grown accustomed, nay weary, of corporate hangers-on who routinely and blithely defend entrenched directors and managers. We mostly...

Earnings surprises, price reaction and value

Aug 1st, 2012Contributed by: Aswath Damodaran
The earnings season is upon us and each company’s earnings announcement is eagerly awaited, traded upon and talked about. For widely followed companies...

Activism via Board Control Often Requires Long Range View

Jul 23rd, 2012Contributed by: Derek D. Bork, Thompson Hine LLP
When we first work with an investor who is seeking to become an activist, we often hear the same initial message: “We need board control. We need...

FATCA Simplified - the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Jul 19th, 2012Contributed by: Shane Brett, Global Perspectives
FATCA (the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) is US tax legislation enacted in 2010 and due to come into force on Jan first 2013. Put simply FATCA require...

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