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Jul 26 2012 | 11:51am ET
Third Point liked Yahoo! before it won three of its board seats and the head of its CEO and founder. Now that it's got those seats, it can't get enough of the Internet company.
The New York-based activist hedge fund bought another 2.5 million shares in the second quarter; the hedge fund had already added 14.5 million shares to its now 73 million share stake in the first quarter.
Third Point now owns about $1.1 billion in Yahoo! shares, which is its largest investment and which accounts for about 6% of the company's outstanding shares.
In May, Third Point won three board seats and the resignation of Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson, who the hedge fund had hounded over his allegedly fudged academic credentials. Thompson was replaced this month by Marissa Mayer, a former Google Inc. executive.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...