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    1. May 17, 2015

      Yum Brands China operations pique interest of analysts

      Analysts last week descended on Yum Brands in Shanghai with a volley of tough questions after billionaire investor Dan Loeb...

    2. May 4, 2015

      Yum Brands: buzzwords

      The China woes of Yum Brands are apparently over. That’s at least what the stock price would indicate. Last summer a meat...

    1. 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 could...

    2. April 27, 2015

      Fanuc bows to Loeb pressure and pledges dividend boost

      Shareholder activists scored their biggest victory in Japan yet after robotmaker Fanuc promised to double its dividend...

    3. April 16, 2015

      Crisis-hit Sony studio sends for rewrite

      Sony management structure Five months after Sony Pictures Entertainment was paralysed by the worst cyber attack yet against...

    4. 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 building...

    5. 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 $5bn...

    6. 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 world’s...

    7. March 16, 2015

      Sotheby’s taps Tad Smith to be chief executive

      Sotheby’s has ended its three-month search for a chief executive by poaching Tad Smith from Madison Square Garden Company as...

    8. March 13, 2015

      Ackman ‘not worried’ by federal probe

      Hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman said he was “absolutely not worried” about being investigated for allegedly manipulating...

    9. March 2, 2015

      Sotheby’s earnings tumble on higher costs

      Sotheby’s earnings tumbled 18.5 per cent in the fourth quarter due to higher expenses, amid ongoing boardroom turmoil and...

    10. March 2, 2015

      Activist investors’ success owes much to wider bull run

      The activist attacks come in wave after wave. Sotheby’s settled with Daniel Loeb last year only to find a second hedge fund,...

    11. February 20, 2015

      Sotheby’s faces second activist attack

      Sotheby’s has been thrown into fresh turmoil after an activist investor attacked the board of the New York-based auction...

    12. 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 robot...

    13. February 18, 2015

      An activist raid forces new logic on Fanuc robot factory

      On a wall in Fanuc’s secretive research laboratory at the foot of Mount Fuji is a clock set to run 10-times faster than...

    14. 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 activist...

    15. 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...

    16. 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 other...

    17. 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 of...

    18. February 2, 2015

      Peer-to-peer lender SoFi raises $200m

      SoFi, the peer-to-peer lender that specialises in student loans, has raised $200m in a financing round that values the...

    19. December 23, 2014

      Activist investors: dog days

      The dogs have chased down the car. What do they do with it? If 2014 was the year that activist investing went mainstream —...

    20. December 19, 2014

      Amy Pascal: A studio boss caught in real-life thriller

      From Senate intelligence committee rebukes over factual inaccuracies in the film Zero Dark Thirty to stinging criticism from...

    21. December 8, 2014

      Bill Ruprecht to hold fort at Sotheby’s amid hunt for successor

      Rapid leadership turnover at the top of the world’s largest auction houses has sent waves through the international art...

    22. December 5, 2014

      Auction houses: Troubleshooters

      The 75,000 hedge fund managers, oligarchs, wealthy family scions, gallery owners and hangers-on who throng the Art Basel...

    23. December 2, 2014

      Christie’s chief Murphy to step down

      Steven Murphy has stunned the art world by revealing he will step down as Christie’s chief executive at the end of this...

    24. November 21, 2014

      Investors push up Sotheby’s shares on chief’s planned exit

      Shares in Sotheby’s rose almost 7 per cent in New York on Friday after the announcement that chief executive and chairman...

    25. 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...

    26. November 20, 2014

      Sotheby’s chief Bill Ruprecht to step down

      Bill Ruprecht, Sotheby’s chairman and chief executive, is to leave the auction house 13 months after activist investor Dan...

    27. November 10, 2014

      Sotheby’s narrows third-quarter losses

      Sotheby’s said it had narrowed its losses in the latest quarter, days after hosting an impressionist sale that brought in...

    28. October 22, 2014

      Dow chief responds to Loeb pressure

      Dow Chemical’s management team are “going to be great listeners” to ideas from shareholders on improving the company’s...

    29. October 22, 2014

      Dow Chemical dips after early gains

      America’s biggest chemicals company, Dow Chemical, rallied before paring back gains on Wednesday after reporting strong...

    30. October 22, 2014

      Amgen: splitting hairs

      Dan Loeb lacks ambition. The investor thinks that Amgen, the big US biotech, should break in two. Why stop there? Amgen...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. September 14, 2014

      Activist hedge funds up by $8bn despite concern over risk

      Activist hedge funds, which agitate for corporate change, have seen their asset base grow by $8bn this year, despite rising...

    34. September 8, 2014

      Hertz shares rise as chief executive departs

      Shares in Hertz, the car rental company struggling with accounting problems, rose on Monday after its chief executive...

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      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...

    36. August 20, 2014

      US hedge funds hope to bridge European cultural divide

      In Henry James’s late 19th century novel The American, a brash businessman travels to France in search of a wife only to...

    37. 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,...

    38. August 13, 2014

      Bill Ackman plans to raise $4bn by listing new investment vehicle

      Bill Ackman is planning to raise around $4bn by listing a new investment vehicle in London, in the latest example of a hedge...

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