Thursday, 2 October 2014
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May 17 2012 | 1:01pm ET
With two scalps and three board seats a Yahoo! already in hand, Third Point is stuffing some more stock in its pockets.
Indeed, even before the New York-based activist hedge fund won the seats and the resignation of CEO Scott Thompson this week, it had padded its already substantial stake in the embattled Internet company. Third Point bought 14.5 million shares in the first quarter to bring its stake to 5.8% of the company, currently worth more than $1 billion.
Third Point chief Daniel Loeb—who has been agitating for a board shakeup at Yahoo! since last year—and two other Third Point representatives will take their seats on the company's board at its annual meeting. Loeb's hounding of Thompson over allegedly fudged academic credentials helped lead to his resignation on Sunday, four months after Loeb's attacks helped push Yahoo! founder Jerry Yang out.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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