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Study: In Activist Investing, Size Matters

Apr 30 2015 | 1:57pm ET

A new study looking at activist hedge fund performance between 2008 and mid-2014 has determined that not only do such strategies generate short- and long-term results, but that the bigger the fund, the better the gains.

The study found that the stock market has generally reacted more favorably to activism in recent years than was the case the last time such a study was undertaken, in 2008. 


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