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Aug 25, 2014

DealBook: Parent of Ann Taylor Stores Urged to Explore a Sale

In a letter to the board, the activist investor Engine Capital and the hedge fund Red Alder said Ann Inc., the parent company of Ann Taylor stores, could be worth a significant premium in a sale...

Aug 22, 2014

Citigroup facing restrictions on sales of hedge fund investments: WSJ

Citigroup Inc has been sending hedge fund firms letters informing them that it cannot sell investments in hedge funds and private-equity funds to clients after a deal with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wall Street Journal reported... #Securities and Exchange Commission #Citigroup #Wall Street Journal

Aug 20, 2014

Activist Hedge Fund Claims Victory Over Bob Evans

Sandell Asset Management said on Wednesday that it had won at least five seats on the board of the restaurant operator and food processor... #Securities and Exchange Commission #Citigroup #Wall Street Journal

Aug 25, 2014

Parent of Ann Taylor Stores Urged to Pursue a Sale

In a letter to the board, the activist investor Engine Capital and the hedge fund Red Alder said Ann Inc., the parent company of Ann Taylor stores, could be worth a significant premium in a sale... #Securities and Exchange Commission #Citigroup #Wall Street Journal

Aug 22, 2014

Valeant and Pershing Square Say They Have Votes for Special Meeting of Botox Maker Allergan

The hedge fund Pershing Square, owner of nearly 10 percent of Allergan shares, has led the charge to call the special meeting, at which Allergan shareholders could vote to replace a majority of the board, paving the way for a merger with Valeant Phar... #Allergan, Inc. #Pershing Square Capital Management

Aug 26, 2014

Burger King Wins Support Where Wendy’s Didn’t in Tim Hortons Deal

In 2005, the hedge fund titan William Ackman pressured Wendy’s to spin off Tim Hortons, arguing it was undervalued. But in the Burger King deal, a robust dose of financial engineering can change minds, notes Rob Cox of Reuters Breakingviews... #Burger King #Tim Hortons Inc. #Pershing Square Capital Management

Aug 13, 2014

Hedge Fund Holdouts Fail to Reach Private Deal Over Argentine Debt

Aurelius Capital Management said that a deal involving private banks was no longer on the table... #Burger King #Tim Hortons Inc. #Pershing Square Capital Management

Aug 23, 2014

The Week Ahead: A September Buying Opportunity?

To the surprise of the apparently cautious Wall Street analysts and hedge fund managers, stocks continued higher last week. Fund managers are holding a higher level of cash as they have a list of reasons why stocks can't go any higher. In last week's... #Wells Fargo #Wall Street #Gallup

Aug 19, 2014

Deconstructing Management Fees In Alternative Funds

Without a doubt, money is the primary driving factor in private equity and hedge funds. Lucrative fees are paid to talented fund managers by investors eager to earn high returns on their investments. Although much attention is paid to the 20% incenti... #Wells Fargo #Wall Street #Gallup

Aug 14, 2014

Hedge Funds Give Quarterly Snapshot of Their Portfolios

Four times a year, the secretive world of big hedge funds is briefly thrust into the spotlight when they are required to report changes to their stock holdings... #Wells Fargo #Wall Street #Gallup