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    1. February 10, 2016

      Loss of another Luxottica chief is a concern for Italy Inc

      Has Luxottica broken a record? Italy’s posh sunglass purveyor has now lost three chief executives in a year and a half....

    2. February 8, 2016

      Rolls-Royce shareholders braced for dividend cut

      Rolls-Royce shareholders are bracing themselves for the first dividend cut in 24 years when the aero-engine maker...

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      The film industry has had to contend with an array of new entertainment options and th...
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    1. February 5, 2016

      Fink backs new breed of shareholder activism

      Larry Fink struck a blow this week for responsible shareholder activism. In a letter to hundreds of chief executives at...

    2. February 3, 2016

      Yahoo cuts jobs and explores sale options

      Yahoo will lay off 15 per cent of its workforce, the group said on Tuesday, as it announced it would explore strategic...

    3. February 1, 2016

      Top US financial groups hold secret summits on long-termism

      The world’s largest asset managers have held secret summit meetings to hammer out proposals for improving public...

    4. January 27, 2016

      J&J investors urge activists to press for shake-up

      Two frustrated shareholders in Johnson & Johnson are pressing activist investors to take a stake in the world’s largest...

    5. January 26, 2016

      AIG to return $25bn after activist siege

      American International Group’s chief executive has pledged to return $25bn to shareholders as he defies demands from...

    6. January 25, 2016

      Activist Edward Bramson wins ground in drive to shake up Electra

      Edward Bramson’s activist campaign at Electra, the listed British private equity investor, has advanced another step...

    7. January 12, 2016

      It often takes a short-seller to catch a financial thief

      The particular skill of Gotham City Research, an investment fund cum research group, is finding shares that are about...

    8. January 6, 2016

      Starboard Value calls for shake-up at Yahoo

      Activist investor Starboard Value has called for a shake-up of management at Yahoo, threatening to try to unseat the...

    9. January 3, 2016

      Confrontational activism rare in the UK

      Europe’s defences remain strong against the threat of US style shake-ups despite several high-profile battles between...

    10. December 29, 2015

      Activists take aim at muddling midsized banks

      Midsized banks be warned: muddling along with subpar returns will no longer cut it. Dozens of regional lenders in the...

    11. December 27, 2015

      AIG chief pressed to fend off Icahn’s break-up calls

      Pressure is mounting on Peter Hancock, the president and chief executive of American International Group, to come up...

    12. December 23, 2015

      Scrooge’s activist hedge fund letter to Santa Claus

      To: St Nicholas Enterprises From: Counting House Capital Dear Santa Claus, I am an activist investor in your company...

    13. December 22, 2015

      S Korea’s companies turn corner on dividends

      Investors in South Korea who have long complained about the country’s infamously low dividend yields could be forgiven...

    14. December 16, 2015

      Climate talks mark turning point for investors

      Whether or not the COP21 Paris conference saves the planet, it appears to have marked a turning point for institutional...

    15. December 15, 2015

      Rolls-Royce’s future and the UK national interest

      Britain has one of the most liberal takeover regimes in the world. Foreign companies face few obstacles if they wish to...

    16. December 14, 2015

      Murakami rejects stock manipulation claims

      The lawyer for Yoshiaki Murakami, Japan’s most notorious shareholder activist, has rejected allegations that he...

    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

      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...

    19. December 6, 2015

      Avon chairman agrees to open talks with activist investors

      Avon’s chairman is set to open dialogue with Barington after refusing for months to to engage with the activist...

    20. December 6, 2015

      Pinewood booms on back of Star Wars and Bond

      Later this month, cinema lovers will flock to watch Princess Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca in the biggest film release...

    21. December 4, 2015

      Neil Woodford calls biotech losses a ‘bump in the road’

      Star fund manager Neil Woodford has defended his decision to invest in a biotech company that was anonymously accused...

    22. December 2, 2015

      Uncertain future of Yahoo under Marissa Mayer

      Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer is ending 2015 much as she began: the future of the internet company is uncertain,...

    23. November 27, 2015

      How Alliance Trust upheaval affects investors

      Alliance Trust, the £2.8bn listed investment trust that has been attacked by activist investors for what they claim is...

    24. November 25, 2015

      Japanese securities regulator raids Murakami’s home

      The home of Yoshiaki Murakami, Japan’s most notorious shareholder activist, was raided on Wednesday as the securities...

    25. November 24, 2015

      Alcoa finds support from activist Elliott

      Elliott Associates, an activist hedge fund, is known for challenging companies’ management and calling for change. In...

    26. November 23, 2015

      Carl Icahn steps up pressure on AIG chief

      American International Group held out the prospect of further measures to boost its business on Monday, as activist...

    27. November 23, 2015

      Activists take aim at business development companies

      It is sometimes forgotten that the biggest bank takeover of all time — the three-way acquisition of ABN Amro back in...

    28. 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...

    29. November 20, 2015

      ValueAct quits Smiths to focus on Rolls-Royce

      Activist investor ValueAct has sold its stake in UK engineering company Smiths Group, as it concentrates on its push to...

    30. November 19, 2015

      Shareholders urge Rolls-Royce to give board seat to investor

      Top shareholders are calling on Rolls-Royce to bring US activist investor ValueAct on to the board, to help in efforts...

    31. November 19, 2015

      Starboard calls on Yahoo to abandon Alibaba spin-off

      Activist investor Starboard Value is urging Yahoo to abandon plans to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce group...

    32. November 18, 2015

      Activist investors target shadow bank lenders

      Activists are targeting a type of lender within the shadow banking system that focus on midsized US companies, as their...

    33. November 12, 2015

      Dialog Semiconductor hits back at Elliott over Atmel deal

      Chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor traded blows on Wednesday with Elliott, the US activist hedge fund which is trying to...

    34. November 10, 2015

      Activists to intensify pressure on boards

      Activist investors will intensify their pressure on the boards of companies by pushing for strategic disposals and...

    35. November 10, 2015

      Dialog-Atmel: microchips, macro prices

      As consolidation sweeps through the semiconductor industry, it is only natural that executives might suffer from “fear...

    36. November 5, 2015

      Electra chairman quits as Edward Bramson wins board battle

      Edward Bramson, the activist investor, has won his battle to secure a seat on the board of Electra after shareholders...

    37. November 3, 2015

      AIG chief dismisses Icahn break-up plan

      American International Group chief Peter Hancock has rounded on Carl Icahn, the activist investor, saying that a...

    38. October 30, 2015

      Electra spat to reach climax with vote on November 5

      It is fitting that a crunch vote on overhauling London-listed private equity group Electra will take place on November...

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