Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Mar 13 2013 | 11:55am ET
It's official: A New York hedge fund and Montana's former governor are working together to take over a Montana mining company.
Clinton Group and Brian Schweitzer last month announced their plans to seek eight of Stillwater Mining Co.'s nine board seats in a letter to the company. Now, they've informed the Securities and Exchange Commission that they intend to take over Montana's largest public company and oust its CEO.
Schweitzer, a popular Democrat who left office in January after eight years, barred from running again by term limits, would be among Stillwater's new directors if elected, alongside Stillwater founder Charles Engles and six others. Stillwater last week said it was renominating CEO Frank McAllister and seven other board members. There are eight available spots on the board.
The vote to decide who will fill them is set for Stillwater's annual meeting on May 2.
Schweitzer said last month that he had joined forces with Clinton to keep Stillwater focused on Montana. He expressed concern about Stillwater's investment of more than $500 million in Canadian and Argentine projects.
"The only board of directors that is doing worse is the U.S. Congress," Schweitzer told Bloomberg News. "Clinton Group is trying to protect shareholder value, and I am too. But I'm also trying to protect this unique asset that we have in Montana."
Schweitzer, who said he had bought $377,000 in Stillwater shares, is seen as a dark-horse presidential candidate in 2016 and a possible candidate for Senate from Montana next year.
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…
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…
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