Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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Feb 25 2013 | 11:52am ET
Activist hedge fund managers are licking their chops this year, according to a new report from Moody's Investor Services.
Such managers will pursue larger targets this year as corporate balance sheets grow alongside investors' taste for risk, Moody's said in the report, issued in the midst of Greenlight Capital's battle with Apple Inc. over that company's $137 billion cash horde.
"Record cash on corporate balance sheets, a ready supply of inexpensive debt and increased shareholder risk appetite given the low interest-rate environment are just a few of the contributing factors," Moody's wrote.
The ratings agency warned that technology, industrial goods, consumer goods, basic materials, pharmaceutical and energy companies, especially those whose stock price have taken a beating, are at highest risk.
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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