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    1. July 6, 2016

      S&P sounds alarm on hedge fund reinsurers

      Recent losses suffered by hedge funds have called into question the business model of the offshore-based reinsurers...

    2. FT Alphaville

      June 1, 2016

      Ira Sohn in HK (warning: contains shorts) UPDATED

      By Jennifer Hughes and Peter Wells in Hong Kong We’re not sure US and UK regulators attend hedge fund conferences, but...

    1. May 24, 2016

      Hedge funds: Overpriced, underperforming

      It was the shot heard around the hedge fund world. After the New York City Employees’ Retirement System decided to cash...

    2. May 22, 2016

      Listed UK hedge funds lose two-thirds of their assets

      Listed hedge funds in the UK have been “decimated” by investor outflows and fund closures since the financial crisis,...

    3. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Hedge fund quants earn more than famous stockpickers

      The mantra of Wall St hedge funds was once “only the strongest will survive”. It may now have to change to “the geeks...

    4. May 10, 2016

      Hedge fund geeks outshine activists in earnings bonanza

      The mantra of Wall St hedge funds was once “only the strongest will survive”. It may now have to change to “the geeks...

    5. April 29, 2016

      Week in Review, April 30

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Apple gloomy as declining iPhone...

    6. April 27, 2016

      Daniel Loeb warns of hedge fund ‘killing field’

      One of the most powerful US hedge fund managers believes that the industry is in “first innings of a washout” after a...

    7. April 7, 2016

      7-Eleven chief Toshifumi Suzuki quits after Loeb defeat

      The 83-year-old chief executive of Japan’s 24-hour 7-Eleven convenience store empire resigned on Thursday after his...

    8. April 7, 2016

      Seven & i: the easy part

      The first rule of activist investing: only harass good companies. Those whose basic strategy is wrong or which have an...

    9. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Seven & i shares down, rejects proposed board changes

      Seven & i Holdings, the Japanese operator of 7-11 convenience stores is among the worst performers on the Nikkei amid a...

    10. April 5, 2016

      Hedge funds knocked by Allergan’s fall

      Four of the US’s largest hedge funds saw as much as $900m knocked off the value of their holdings in Allergan when new...

    11. April 5, 2016

      US tax crackdown provokes foreign fury

      A White House tax crackdown designed to put a halt to Pfizer’s planned $160bn takeover of Allergan has provoked fury...

    12. March 28, 2016

      Daniel Loeb presses Japan’s Seven & i on succession plans

      Daniel Loeb, the US activist investor, has urged the board of Seven & i Holdings to select its new chief executive...

    13. March 6, 2016

      The so-called death of event-driven investing

      When Daniel Loeb, the activist investor, addressed the annual meeting of investors in Third Point, his hedge fund, last...

    14. February 2, 2016

      Liveris to leave Dow Chemical by mid-2017

      Andrew Liveris, chief executive of Dow Chemical, on Tuesday laid out a timetable for the end of a reign marked by...

    15. Fast FT

      December 11, 2015

      Dow Chemical and DuPont to merge in $130bn deal

      At last. Dow Chemical and DuPont have finally unveiled the terms of their eagerly anticipated $130bn merger that would...

    16. December 10, 2015

      Give Marissa Mayer a chance to make Yahoo work

      In her three years as head of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer has made a lot of people extremely rich. Start with Dan Loeb, the...

    17. December 9, 2015

      Dow and DuPont aim to pre-empt activists with megadeal

      A problem shared is a problem halved. That adage might serve as a mission statement for the $120bn merger now being...

    18. December 9, 2015

      DuPont and Dow in $120bn deal talks

      Dow Chemical and DuPont are in talks over a potential $120bn merger that would bring together America’s two largest...

    19. November 9, 2015

      Amgen on the hunt for potential deal of up to $10bn

      Amgen, one of the four largest US biotech groups, is on the hunt for potential acquisitions, according to people...

    20. October 27, 2015

      Daniel Loeb’s Third Point takes stake in Japan’s Seven & i

      Daniel Loeb, the US activist investor, has acquired a stake in Seven & i Holdings and called on the Japanese retailer...

    21. August 24, 2015

      Loeb ruling raises hurdles for activists

      Activist hedge funds will face extra hurdles in their attempts to unseat managers and board directors, following a...

    22. August 7, 2015

      Activist investors learn to mind their manners

      It is enough to flummox the most advanced student of stylometry; enough, even, to confound a computer programmed with...

    23. August 3, 2015

      Suzuki hits a record as Loeb discloses stake

      Shares in Suzuki Motor sped to record highs on Monday after Daniel Loeb, the US activist investor, disclosed that his...

    24. June 14, 2015

      US chemicals companies thrive on shale boom’s cheap gas

      These are corrosive times to be a chief executive of a US chemicals company. DuPont and Dow Chemical, the two largest...

    25. May 1, 2015

      Activist investor Daniel Loeb takes $1bn stake in Yum

      The activist hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb (left) has emerged as a shareholder in Yum Brands, in a development that...

    26. March 29, 2015

      Activist hedge fund turns focus on Japan’s Kyocera and Canon

      The hedge fund that encouraged Japanese games console maker Nintendo into allowing its heroes on to smartphones is...

    27. March 27, 2015

      Dow Chemical to sell chlorine operations to Olin for $5bn

      Dow Chemical of the US is selling its chlorine-based operations to Olin, a smaller chemicals company, in a tax-free...

    28. March 27, 2015

      Fanuc parts the curtains on its secretive culture

      Yoshiharu Inaba, Fanuc’s chief executive, does not have enough hours in his day. Most of his time as head of the...

    29. March 13, 2015

      Fanuc considers bolstering shareholder returns

      The arrows of Abenomics are beginning to hit their target as Fanuc, one of Japan’s most reclusive companies, comes on...

    30. February 19, 2015

      Daniel Loeb pins hopes for Fanuc change on Abenomics

      In spite of no sign of engagement from Fanuc so far, Daniel Loeb says he is hopeful of change in Japan’s secretive...

    31. February 17, 2015

      Activist investors tread softly in Asia

      A hedge fund famed for defeating the Argentine government in the New York courts might ordinarily have few qualms about...

    32. February 15, 2015

      The week: February 16

      Elliott Management, the US hedge fund, has launched a legal battle against Hong Kong’s Bank of East Asia. The US...

    33. February 12, 2015

      Fanuc put under uncomfortable spotlight by Daniel Loeb’s campaign

      Long hidden behind a veil of secrecy, Fanuc, the world’s biggest maker of factory robots, has been thrust into an...

    34. Lex Live

      February 12, 2015

      In Defense of Fanuc

      At Lex, we always have a soft spot for those readers who agree with our views. Thursday’s Lex regarding Dan Loeb’s...

    35. February 11, 2015

      Fanuc: press to activate

      Fanuc, a Japanese maker of factory robots, has no interest in the Turing test. Management has long turned away from...

    36. February 11, 2015

      Loeb’s Third Point takes aim at Fanuc

      A famed US activist investor is taking on one of Japan’s most obsessive companies in what promises to be an epic clash...

    37. January 4, 2015

      Permanent capital: Perpetual cash machines

      In 2009, Bill Ackman surveyed the wreckage of the US property market and spotted a golden opportunity. General Growth...

    38. December 14, 2014

      Hedge funds contest Banco Espírito Santo bailout decision

      A group of investors who lost hundreds of millions of euros in the collapse of Banco Espírito Santo has filed a lawsuit...

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