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    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 13, 2016

      Big shot activists start stalking small-cap quarry

      A threat to oust a company’s board. A pair of scathing letters accusing a chief executive of being a liar and thief. A...

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      The FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards ceremony was held in London on March ...
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    1. 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...

    2. May 1, 2016

      The week: May 2

      • Hedge funds face a “washout” after suffering one of their most catastrophic periods on record in the first quarter,...

    3. 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...

    4. April 19, 2016

      Seven & i names Daniel Loeb-backed executive to lead conglomerate

      Seven & i has named an executive backed by US activist Daniel Loeb as president of the Japanese conglomerate, two weeks...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Seven & i shares swing wildly in afternoon trade

      Shares in Seven & i, owner of the Seven-Eleven stores in Japan, have rapidly pared declines late in Tokyo trading amid...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. March 17, 2016

      Drivers of change: Fanuc

      Since Fanuc’s founder Seiuemon Inaba built its corporate HQ at the foot of Mount Fuji in the 1980s, the world’s biggest...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Dow Chemical CEO to step down after DuPont merger

      It’s the end of an era. Andrew Liveris will step down as chief executive of the Dow Chemical after the chemical...

    14. December 21, 2015

      Dealmakers claim 2015 boom is different

      After a record-shattering year for global dealmaking, there is more to come.  That is the overwhelming message from top...

    15. 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...

    16. December 9, 2015

      Dow races to fend off Loeb with DuPont merger

      Dow Chemical is racing to announce a historic $120bn merger with DuPont by the end of this week as a truce with...

    17. November 26, 2015

      Argentina investors await Macri reforms

      After massive gains in Argentine stocks and bonds over the past two years, investors are beginning to wonder just how...

    18. November 22, 2015

      Rolls-Royce needs to quietly give activist investor the brush-off

      Shareholder activists used to be a rough bunch. Once they built a stake in a business, their main aim was to sow...

    19. November 10, 2015

      Auction houses hammer it out as competition heats up

      In 2000, the former chief executive of Christie’s blew the whistle on a $100m price-fixing cartel at the auction houses...

    20. November 10, 2015

      Sotheby’s points to selective art market

      Sotheby’s added to a wary mood in global art markets on Monday, cautioning that global buyers had become more...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. October 20, 2015

      Yum Brands to spin off its Chinese operations

      Yum Brands is to spin off and list its Chinese operations in the biggest shake-up the company behind Kentucky Fried...

    24. September 4, 2015

      City Insider: HSBC rebrands UK arm

      HSBC: Radical rebrand As rebrandings go, it is hardly brimming with pizzazz. HSBC said on Thursday that its retail...

    25. August 30, 2015

      Suzuki aims to buy back VW’s stake following arbitration ruling

      Volkswagen has been ordered to sell its 19.9 per cent stake in Japan’s Suzuki Motor after an international arbitration...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. June 23, 2015

      Daniel Loeb joins fight for US jail reform

      It is hard to think of two more contrasting addresses than the Upper East Side apartment of a New York hedge fund...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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