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  1. July 14, 2014

    Sotheby’s joins forces with eBay

    Sotheby’s has partnered with eBay in a bid to add another distribution channel for its live auctions, saying it wants to...

  2. May 7, 2014

    Sotheby’s narrows quarterly losses as Loeb steps on board

    Record London sales coupled with rising numbers of emerging market art collectors propelled Sotheby’s to a better than...

  1. May 4, 2014

    Index funds criticise Royal Mail float

    Passive index fund managers have criticised the UK government for excluding them from the list of priority investors for the...

  2. FT Alphaville

    May 2, 2014

    The London 6am Cut

    Ukraine PM warns of ‘most dangerous 10 days’: “Ukraine’s interim prime minister said on Thursday his country was entering...

  3. May 1, 2014

    Third Point puts pressure on Dow Chemical

    Third Point, the hedge fund led by activist investor Daniel Loeb, has raised the pressure on Dow Chemical to improve...

  4. April 29, 2014

    Emails reveal Sotheby’s board concerns

    Members of Sotheby’s board privately worried about executive pay and perks and about the performance of chief executive...

  5. April 25, 2014

    Lorcan O’Neill’s new Roman empire

    Four Old Master works and three Impressionist paintings stolen from a Dutch gallery in 1987 are on the market. The works, to...

  6. April 8, 2014

    Sotheby’s hits back in battle with Loeb

    Sotheby’s has attacked Daniel Loeb’s record as a director of public companies, as it stepped up its defence against the...

  7. FT Alphaville

    March 26, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian stocks were on upward path after US consumer confidence hit a six-year high and tensions over Ukraine eased....

  8. March 25, 2014

    Loeb files lawsuit over Sotheby’s poison pill

    The bitter battle between Sotheby’s and its largest shareholder Dan Loeb has shifted from the boardroom to the courtroom,...

  9. February 27, 2014

    Loeb pushes for board seats at Sotheby’s

    Dan Loeb, the activist investor, will try to force his way on to the board of Sotheby’s at the company’s next annual...

  10. February 20, 2014

    BlackBerry shares benefit from WhatsApp deal

    BlackBerry shares bounced strongly as the Facebook purchase of WhatsApp chat app in a deal for up to $19bn placed attention...

  11. February 14, 2014

    Dan Loeb builds 1.9% BlackBerry stake

    The activist hedge fund manager Dan Loeb has taken a stake in BlackBerry, the ailing smartphone maker, in a move that...

  12. January 29, 2014

    Dow and Sotheby’s act to please investors

    Two companies under pressure from outspoken activist US investor Daniel Loeb on Wednesday responded with moves aimed at...

  13. January 29, 2014

    Sotheby’s offers special dividend in attempt to placate activists

    Sotheby’s will pay shareholders a special dividend totalling $300m in March as part of a series of moves designed to placate...

  14. January 29, 2014

    Dow Chemical chief rejects Third Point’s call for break-up

    Under attack from a discontented shareholder, Dow Chemical has unleashed a barrage of all the ammunition available to a...

  15. January 21, 2014

    Loeb stake turns heat on Dow Chemical

    Daniel Loeb, one of Wall Street’s most aggressive hedge fund managers, has taken a stake in Dow Chemical and called for the...

  16. FT Alphaville

    January 21, 2014

    Loeb vs Liveris, the activist emerges

    Well, well — it turns out the long-expected activist in Dow Chemical stock is poison pen wielder Dan Loeb. Third Point, his...

  17. January 3, 2014

    Latest trend in investor activism raises questions

    When most US investors do not like the way a company is heading, they vote with their feet and sell their shares. But a new...

  18. December 31, 2013

    Hertz eyes sale of equipment rental unit

    Hertz is considering the spin-off or sale of its equipment rental business, amid pressure from shareholders and...

  19. December 23, 2013

    Tribune buys music data service from Sony

    Tribune has struck an agreement with Sony to acquire Gracenote, a music technology and data service, in a $170m deal that is...

  20. 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...

  21. December 18, 2013

    FedEx earnings disappoint as customers seek cheaper options

    Earnings for FedEx, the express parcels delivery service, improved less than expected in the three months to the end of...

  22. November 19, 2013

    Sony turns to Bain & Co to find cost cuts

    Sony Pictures has hired Bain & Company to advise on potential cost-cutting, according to people familiar with the situation,...

  23. November 12, 2013

    Loeb’s Third Point takes stake in FedEx

    Dan Loeb, the activist hedge fund manager known for his coruscating attacks on company managers, has taken a stake in FedEx,...

  24. October 22, 2013

    Activist investor Loeb pressures Nokia for cash return

    Daniel Loeb’s $14bn activist hedge fund has taken a stake in Nokia, in a move that puts pressure on the Finnish company to...

  25. October 14, 2013

    Carl Icahn and Daniel Loeb can’t be shut out

    If “staying active” is the key to a long life, Carl Icahn will probably live for years. At 77, the US investor is on a...

  26. 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...

  27. October 4, 2013

    Sotheby’s adopts ‘poison pill’ after attack by Daniel Loeb

    Sotheby’s on Friday unveiled a “poison pill” aimed at defending itself against hostile takeover, just 48 hours after a...

  28. October 4, 2013

    Third Point’s Daniel Loeb rides crest of hedge fund wave

    For surfers at Malibu Beach, there is first point, where the waves are perfectly formed, and there is second point, where...

  29. October 3, 2013

    ... Yours truly, Dan Loeb

    Once described as the Hunter S Thompson of activist letter writing, Dan Loeb has gained a much-feared reputation for the...

  30. October 3, 2013

    Sotheby’s strategy under pressure after Loeb attack

    Dan Loeb is an avid contemporary art collector as well as one of Wall Street’s most combative investors. He has bought works...

  31. October 2, 2013

    Third Point urges Sotheby’s chief William Ruprecht to quit

    Activist investor Dan Loeb launched a blistering attack on Sotheby’s chief executive William Ruprecht on Wednesday, accusing...

  32. FT Alphaville

    October 2, 2013

    Putting a value on activism, Sotheby's edition

    Dan Loeb has inked his pen with poison again. (Click through to read). Notwithstanding Sotheby’s recent efforts – a belated...

  33. September 29, 2013

    HRE nears deal to dispose of Dublin-based Depfa

    Hypo Real Estate is close to a deal to sell Depfa, the Dublin-based bank that specialised in public sector lending and that...

  34. September 25, 2013

    Hiesinger faces challenge to recast Germany’s ThyssenKrupp

    ThyssenKrupp: under pressure A famous chapter in ThyssenKrupp’s history will draw to a close on Thursday when Germany’s...

  35. August 26, 2013

    Loeb fund raises Sotheby’s stake

    Activist investor Daniel Loeb has raised his stake in Sotheby’s, sending shares in the auction house as much as 6 per cent...

  36. August 6, 2013

    Equities retreat following strong run

    Tuesday 21:15 BST. Global equities gave back some of their recent gains as positive signals on the world economic outlook –...

  37. August 6, 2013

    Sony rebuffs Daniel Loeb’s push for entertainment spin-off

    Shares in Sony tumbled 5 per cent on Tuesday after the Japanese group rebuffed a proposal by Daniel Loeb, the activist US...

  38. August 2, 2013

    Clooney fires back at Loeb over Sony

    George Clooney has waded into the dispute between Daniel Loeb and Sony Pictures, with the Hollywood star calling the hedge...

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