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Alternative Investments: Activists Will Get Busy Soon, Says Tim Melvin

As companies become more undervalued as the economy slows because of shutdown orders across the United States, I expect that the pace of activist activity to increase. We should see more filings later this week as investors hit the deadline to file on shares purchased during the selloff that started yesterday.

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AT&T Gets Heat from Billionaire Activist
September 12, 2019

Hedge Fund Elliott Management writes to ATT on how to “realize a historic increase in value” for its shareholders Billionaire Paul Singer owns Elliott Management. It revealed in its letter…

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Pension Funding Deficits at UK-Listed Companies Hit £67 Billion as Yields Drop
September 12, 2019

Funding deficits at defined benefit pension plans for the top 350 listed companies in the UK touched a two-year high in August According to consulting firm Mercer, funding deficits at…

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Naomi Heaton Optimistic Despite Brexit Concerns
September 11, 2019

Optimism for the year ahead, says London Central Portfolio chief Naomi Heaton, chief executive of the property investment firm London Central Portfolio, expressed optimism for London markets despite continuing Brexit…

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FCA-Approved Crypto-Arbitrage Fund Raises $50 Million
September 10, 2019

Nickel Asset Management, a London-based hedge fund, has officially launched a cryptocurrency-focused ‘Nickel Arbitrage Fund.’ The new fund has raised $50 million within two months and won rare approval from…

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Roivant, the Hedge Fund Specializing in Drug Castoffs, Signs $3 Billion Deal
September 9, 2019

Japanese drugmaker Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma will buy a stake of just over 10% in Roivant Sciences Former hedge fund manager Vivek Ramaswamy founded Roivant Sciences, a Swiss holding company. Roivant…

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Now trade the world’s 1st tokenized hedge fund – 24/7
September 9, 2019

Protos, the world’s first tokenized hedge fund, opened to public investors this month Crypto investors can now trade the Protos hedge fund tokens on the OpenFinance Network (OFN). OFN is…

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Investors plow money into precious metal ETFs
September 9, 2019

Fears of a recession are driving investors to safe-haven precious metal ETFs Precious metals have quietly come out of nowhere and are hitting new highs. Macroeconomic factors such as trade…

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Activist hedge fund accuses condom-maker of inflating financials
September 9, 2019

Ben Axler of Spruce Point says Church & Dwight rigged numbers to jack up compensation bonuses Church & Dwight is the listed maker of Trojan condoms, sex toys, hair growth,…

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‘The One,’ an 85-story Toronto skyscraper, funded by Korean institutions
September 9, 2019

outh Korean institutions lend C$560 million ($423 million) to IGIS Asset Management IGIS will onward lend the funds to Mizrahi Developments, which is developing the skyscraper in Toronto, Canada. Dubbed…

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Vista Equity Partners Raises Largest Tech-Focused PE Fund in History.
September 6, 2019

Tech funds still generate massive demand from investors Vista Equity Partners has raised the largest technology-focused PE fund in history. The shop raised $16 billion in outside capital for its…

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