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    1. July 1, 2015

      Court strikes down Elliott challenge to Samsung merger

      A Seoul court has rejected an appeal from US activist fund Elliott Associates to block the merger of two Samsung group...

    2. June 30, 2015

      Grainger names new chief as activist investor circles

      The UK’s largest publicly listed residential landlord has appointed a new chief executive as it faces down a threat from an...

    1. June 28, 2015

      Activist hedge fund Elliott builds stake in Alcatel-Lucent

      Activist investor Elliott has taken a position in Alcatel-Lucent in its €15.6bn sale to Nokia. A disclosure to the French...

    2. June 25, 2015

      Responsible investment: Vice versus nice

      The movement to divest from fossil fuels has some powerful friends. Last month Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s...

    3. June 24, 2015

      South Korea pension fund to vote against SK group merger

      South Korea’s National Pension Service will oppose a proposed merger between two units of SK Group on the grounds that the...

    4. June 22, 2015

      Proxy access: power to the people

      Mutiny, at last. Shareholders in too many US companies endure democracy without choice: director elections in which slate of...

    5. June 22, 2015

      General Motors activist shareholders go cold on Fiat tie-up

      Activist shareholders in General Motors have said they will not push for a merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, pouring...

    6. June 18, 2015

      Elliott Associates: Samsung merger could cost investors $7bn

      US hedge fund Elliott has stepped up its campaign against a proposed merger of two Samsung Group units, a day before a court...

    7. June 16, 2015

      Toyota wins backing for new category of stock

      Toyota has won shareholder backing for a controversial new class of stock, in a vote that casts doubt on whether investor...

    8. June 11, 2015

      Contentious Samsung deal takes twist with share sale

      A battle over the succession at Samsung took a twist, when a key group business sold all its treasury stock to a friendly...

    9. June 11, 2015

      Samsung: keeping it in the families

      Some eras last longer than they should. South Korea’s period of rule by corporate dynasty, characterised by intra-group...

    10. June 9, 2015

      Elliott heightens efforts to thwart Samsung merger

      US activist hedge fund Elliott Associates has asked a South Korean court to block a merger between two major Samsung...

    11. June 4, 2015

      Chaebol issues lurk at heart of Elliott’s criticism of Samsung

      Samsung’s succession process has come under attack from US hedge fund Elliott Associates, which is trying to block a deal...

    12. June 4, 2015

      Elliott Associates takes aim at Samsung merger plan

      A restructuring at the Samsung group has run into opposition, with US hedge fund Elliott Associates attempting to block the...

    13. May 21, 2015

      Eurozone companies expected to boost cash returns

      The widest gap between shareholder payouts in Europe and the US for 13 years may start closing, say analysts as the culture...

    14. May 21, 2015

      Electra prepares for rematch with Bramson’s Sherborne

      Electra is enjoying a purple patch. The listed British private equity group’s investments are rising fast in value and it...

    15. May 20, 2015

      Activist hedge funds not so good for shareholders

      Hedge funds are not wildly popular in Europe. The introduction of the Florange law in France — designed to bolster the power...

    16. 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...

    17. May 15, 2015

      Carl Icahn invests $100m in ride-sharing service Lyft

      Carl Icahn, the activist investor best known for shaking up sleepy boards and underperforming companies, has made a rare...

    18. May 13, 2015

      Nelson Peltz fails to win board seats at DuPont

      Nelson Peltz has been defeated in his attempt to win a board seat at chemicals company DuPont, in the highest-profile battle...

    19. May 13, 2015

      Activist investors take aim at chief of Bank of New York Mellon

      The Wall Street offices of Bank of New York Mellon are steeped in the history of its famous founder, Alexander Hamilton. Yet...

    20. April 29, 2015

      Investors attack Alliance Trust’s last-minute truce with Elliott

      Booing investors in Alliance Trust attacked its board for spending £3m fighting proposals from activist hedge fund Elliott...

    21. April 28, 2015

      Alliance Trust: truce and consequences

      In business as in politics, some alliances are forced. The UK’s Labour party may insist it will not team up with the...

    22. April 28, 2015

      Alliance Trust chief gets a year to improve returns after hedge fund truce

      Alliance Trust brokered a last-minute ceasefire with one of New York’s most aggressive hedge funds which has been strident...

    23. April 24, 2015

      Almost a third of investors refuse to back HSBC pay

      Investors delivered a bloody nose to HSBC over executive pay on Friday, as almost a third refused to approve the bank’s...

    24. April 17, 2015

      Activist Elliot squares up to Alliance Trust

      Buenos Aires, Congo, and now, Dundee. For employees of Elliott, the US hedge fund famed for aggressive and ruthless...

    25. April 17, 2015

      Battle royale plays out behind the scenes at Pinewood studios

      Pinewood faces activist interest Pinewood, the British film studio that is home to the James Bond franchise, is facing a...

    26. April 17, 2015

      Alliance Trust makes renewed pitch to shareholders

      Alliance Trust fired an emotional missive to its shareholders on Friday urging them to support the under-pressure investment...

    27. April 16, 2015

      French companies fight back against Florange double-vote law

      Some of France’s largest companies are preparing a rebellion to counteract a law passed by the country’s socialist...

    28. April 15, 2015

      Norway oil fund begins policy of revealing how it votes

      Norway’s $880bn oil fund will on Wednesday usher in a new era in corporate governance when it begins to disclose in advance...

    29. April 12, 2015

      Crystal Amber eyes new stake in Pinewood Studios

      In the battle for the future of Pinewood Studios, the home of the James Bond films, it seems you only live twice. Michael...

    30. April 8, 2015

      Vivendi reaches deal with rebel shareholder

      Vivendi has reached an agreement with a minority shareholder to increase dividend payments over the next two years, averting...

    31. April 6, 2015

      Vivendi offers to buy majority stake in Dailymotion from Orange

      Vivendi has confirmed that it has made an offer to buy the video sharing site Dailymotion from Orange, the telecoms group....

    32. April 2, 2015

      Beyond the rubber stamp: fund managers and the stewardship dilemma

      An equity fund manager detects the seeds of disaster at a company she invests in: perhaps BP skimping on safety ahead of the...

    33. April 2, 2015

      Vincent Bolloré tightens Vivendi grip with further share purchase

      French industrialist Vincent Bolloré has increased his stake in Vivendi, tightening his grip on the media and content group...

    34. April 2, 2015

      Alliance Trust-Elliott row intensifies

      The row between Alliance Trust and Elliott Advisors deepened on Thursday as the investment trust rejected accusations from...

    35. March 31, 2015

      The cost of confusing shareholder value and short-term profit

      The world economy needs bold investments: $57tn in the next 15 years on infrastructure alone, according to the McKinsey...

    36. March 27, 2015

      A little humility needed at Alliance Trust

      Alliance Trust Savings is a fine product. You pick the shares (or funds) for your Sipp or ISA, and trade at a competitive...

    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 world’s...

    38. March 24, 2015

      Vivendi investors twist and shout over payouts

      Over the years, Peter Schoenfeld has avoided the sort of aggressive, school-bully image that accompanies so many of his US...

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