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Study: U.S. Companies Quicker To Give Board Seats to Activist Investors

Sep 25 2015 | 10:29am ET

A new study shows that corporate management teams are reaching agreements with activist investors at the fastest pace since the financial crisis, suggesting dissident shareholders are changing the way corporate boardrooms react to their demands.

Companies previously could depend on large institutional investors, such as pension, hedge funds and mutual funds, to back their management teams in the event of a proxy fight. According to the study, that guarantee has steadily faded.


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TA Associates, Reverence Capital to Buy Russell Investments in $1.15B Deal

Oct 8 2015 | 10:44pm ET

Global private equity investor TA Associates is teaming with Reverence Capital Partners to acquire the Russell Investments asset management business from the London Stock Exchange Group for $1.15 billion.

Former Deutsche Exec Cai Raises $650M For German-Chinese Cross Border PE Fund

Oct 8 2015 | 10:31pm ET

Former Deutsche Bank senior executive Henry Cai has raised $650 million for a new private equity fund that will invest in manufacturing and industrial firms in German-speaking countries interested in expanding in China.

Citadel's Griffin Reaches Settlement in Contentious Divorce

Oct 8 2015 | 10:14pm ET

 Billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin and his wife have settled a long-running divorce battle just a day before the start of what promised to be an ugly battle in court.

HFRI Index Books Fourth Consecutive Monthly Decline, Loses -1.1% In September

Oct 8 2015 | 7:29pm ET

Hedge funds declined for the fourth consecutive month in September but still outperformed the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average, according to new data released today by global index and data provider Hedge Fund Research. 

Vontobel Lauches SICAV-Compliant Version of Harcourt Fund of Hedge Funds Strategy

Oct 8 2015 | 7:10pm ET

Vontobel has launched a SICAV-compliant version of its flagship Harcourt fund of hedge funds strategy.

AXA Investment Managers Adds Three To U.S. Executive Team

Oct 8 2015 | 6:51pm ET

Global asset manager AXA Investment Managers has made three key appointments to its Americas team as part of its growth strategy for the region.  

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The Importance of Stability in the Evolving Hedge Fund Administration Market

Oct 5 2015 | 8:17pm ET

Hedge fund administration has evolved from simple record keeping to an integral, high-touch component of a manager’s toolkit, explains Stephen Lewis of London-based Maples Fund Services. In this contributed article, Lewis takes a look at this shift, the industry’s consolidation, and why good administrators must add value to the manager’s decision-making process.

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