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    1. November 21, 2014

      Loeb wins battle to appoint Dow Chemical directors

      Dow Chemical has agreed to appoint two directors nominated and paid by Third Point, the activist hedge fund, in a concession...

    2. November 1, 2014

      Investors file legal challenge over Portugal’s BES rescue

      A group of investors that lost money on Banco Espírito Santo subordinated debt, including Dan Loeb’s hedge fund Third Point...

    1. October 21, 2014

      Loeb urges Amgen to explore a break-up

      The activist hedge fund manager Dan Loeb has turned his fire on Amgen, calling on the biotechnology company to follow one of...

    2. October 10, 2014

      Apple/Carl Icahn: epistolary romance

      “A review of your record reveals years of value destruction and strategic blunders which have led us to dub you one of the...

    3. FT Alphaville

      September 8, 2014

      Towards reaction point at Dow Chemical

      Dow Chemical announced some management changes on Monday. Chief Financial Officer William H. (Bill) Weideman has elected to...

    4. August 17, 2014

      Biliousness in business does no favours for investors

      In recent weeks we have seen an outbreak of bile in the business world. A disagreement between Amazon, the online retailer,...

    5. July 31, 2014

      Hedge funds bet on Argentine recovery by piling into stocks

      Some of the world’s largest hedge funds have been snapping up Argentine stocks, betting on an economic recovery in the...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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....

    15. 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,...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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