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  1. March 31, 2014

    BlackBerry slides on broker downgrades

    BlackBerry suffered a second day of declines after two brokers downgraded the company following a fourth quarter marked by...

  2. March 17, 2014

    Porsche SE wins €1.4bn hedge funds’ lawsuit

    Porsche SE has won another victory against investors seeking compensation over the carmaker’s failed attempt to take over...

  1. December 23, 2013

    Activist hedge fund managers get board welcome

    Activist hedge fund managers are sitting on a record amount of money to deploy against underperforming companies. They are...

  2. October 21, 2013

    Forget fundamentals, Fed liquidity is king

    In mid-October, David Einhorn, the thoughtful founder of Greenlight Capital, reported to investors on his third quarter,...

  3. October 11, 2013

    Hedge fund returns in an ETF wrapper

    Over the past few months I’ve become progressively more optimistic about investing in equities, slowly lowering my cash...

  4. August 13, 2013

    Carl Icahn takes a bite of Apple

    Carl Icahn, the veteran activist investor, has taken a “large position” in Apple and is pushing for a further return of cash...

  5. August 8, 2013

    Brokers fined over Reliance share price manipulation

    The UK financial regulator has fined two advisers and is planning enforcement action against a third in three cases all...

  6. June 2, 2013

    Hedge funds: Fighting the Fed

    Paul Singer does not like the US Federal Reserve. Nor is he shy about sharing his opinions on the Fed, its policies or its...

  7. May 10, 2013

    Finance: In search of the big idea

    Lincoln Center, home of the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic, exchanged art for avarice this week. Taking...

  8. May 9, 2013

    Abenomics propels yen weakness

    Unlike Shakespeare’s rose, the yen by any other number might not smell as sweet. Japan’s currency has tumbled through Y100...

  9. FT Alphaville

    May 8, 2013

    The Ira Sohn Investment Conference diversified strategy fund...

    … doesn’t exist, but it would have underperformed the past year: A Financial Times analysis of last year’s tips shows...

  10. May 7, 2013

    Tips from Wall St hedge fund gurus fail to reward faithful

    Advice from the gurus of Wall Street may be rather less valuable than their fans would like to believe. Investors who bought...

  11. April 7, 2013

    Calpers agitates for better governance

    Calpers, with some $255bn in its care, is the largest public pension fund in the US. And it has been throwing its weight...

  12. March 18, 2013

    Tech groups swell US cash pile

    The swelling cash reserves of Apple and a handful of other technology companies have raised the overall liquidity of...

  13. March 6, 2013

    Qualcomm plans 40% dividend rise

    Qualcomm on Tuesday became the latest US technology company to pledge to use more of its swelling cash flow to reward its...

  14. March 1, 2013

    Einhorn drops lawsuit against Apple

    David Einhorn has dropped his lawsuit against Apple, ending an obscure battle over corporate governance between his $9bn...

  15. February 27, 2013

    Apple shareholders in protest vote on pay

    At least a third of Apple’s shareholders have declined to back the company’s executive pay at its annual meeting, after...

  16. February 22, 2013

    Einhorn wins battle to block Apple vote

    A federal judge blocked Apple from holding a shareholder vote on corporate governance changes at its annual meeting next...

  17. February 21, 2013

    Einhorn under fire from Greenlight investor

    David Einhorn has been attacked by one of his own investors for the tactics used by his $9bn hedge fund in its battle with...

  18. February 19, 2013

    Apple in court over Einhorn objections

    Apple argued in a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday that next week’s shareholder vote on governance changes should go ahead,...

  19. February 19, 2013

    Merger rumours buoy US office suppliers

    Share prices of office supply retailers soared after reports of a possible merger between OfficeMax and Office Depot. Shares...

  20. February 15, 2013

    Einhorn raised Apple stake by nearly 50%

    David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital raised its holding in Apple by nearly 50 per cent in the last three months of last year,...

  21. February 13, 2013

    Apple claims Einhorn holding investors hostage

    Apple alleges that activist investor David Einhorn is attempting to hold other shareholders “hostage” to a proposal that...

  22. February 13, 2013

    Activists keep tech sector on its toes

    The last time David Einhorn, the hedge fund activist behind Greenlight Capital, tried to nudge a large and venerable...

  23. February 12, 2013

    Apple downplays Einhorn suit as ‘sideshow’

    Tim Cook on Tuesday said he was “seriously” considering returning more of Apple’s $137bn cash hoard to investors as the...

  24. February 10, 2013

    Einhorn shows attacking instinct on Apple

    In a New Year letter to investors in his $8.8bn hedge fund, David Einhorn reflected on trading losses it suffered in the...

  25. February 7, 2013

    Apple: alchemy has limits

    David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital thinks he can turn lead into gold. The base metal is Apple’s valuation. Apple earned...

  26. February 7, 2013

    Bold attempt to unlock tech cash reserves

    The tech industry’s near-$500bn treasure chest has become one of the stock market’s most alluring targets – and some...

  27. February 7, 2013

    Apple under pressure on $137bn cash pile

    An activist hedge fund has thrown down the gauntlet to Apple, pushing it to consider new ways to return billions of dollars...

  28. January 10, 2013

    Case against Herbalife not proven

    Move over, Broadway. The must-see show in town right now is on Wall Street, where the War of the Hedge Fund Moguls has just...

  29. December 19, 2012

    Ackman triggers Herbalife stock sell-off

    Herbalife lost almost $600m in market value on Wednesday after word reached traders that Bill Ackman, the famous...

  30. November 29, 2012

    Hedge funds say shorting Japan will work

    Why would a hedge fund manager be interested in adult diapers? They are a clue to what growing numbers of hedge funds are...

  31. November 22, 2012

    DMGT to buy back £100m of shares

    Daily Mail & General Trust announced a £100m share buy-back on Thursday as it reported a 7 per cent rise in full-year...

  32. FT Alphaville

    July 6, 2012

    Bidders said to line up for Arkema

    RAW* French speciality chemicals group Arkema is understood to have received multiple takeover approaches, valuing the...

  33. May 14, 2012

    Herbalife faces rising Einhorn pressure

    David Einhorn, head of hedge fund Greenlight Capital, helped to knock more than a billion dollars off the value of Herbalife...

  34. May 13, 2012

    Fraud-chasing profiteers raise questions

    There are other ways to win at blackjack besides skill and luck. For instance, you could count cards, bribe the dealer, or...

  35. May 3, 2012

    Green Mountain shares spill on slow sales

    Shares in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters plunged as much as 50 per cent to a one-year low as investors reacted to...

  36. April 3, 2012

    ‘King of mining M&A’ quits to fight fine

    Ian Hannam, the London banker dubbed “the king of mining M&A”, has resigned from JPMorgan Cazenove, vowing to fight a...

  37. FT Alphaville

    February 17, 2012

    FSA reveals Greenlight evidence

    The FSA has handed down a £350,000 fine to one of London’s top corporate brokers following a multi-year probe into improper...

  38. February 16, 2012

    FSA reveals full Einhorn transcript

    The Financial Services Authority wanted to make a point when it took the unusual step on Thursday of releasing the full...

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