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Jan 16 2008 | 6:38am ET
New York hedge fund Ramius Capital Group has been stymied in battle for representation on the board of Luby’s Inc.
Preliminary results show that shareholders have reelected four members of the Houston-based cafeteria operator’s board, rejecting a slate of Ramius-nominated candidates. Luby’s said final results won’t be available for a number of days.
The hedge fund had blasted the existing board for an allegedly sweetheart deal for its CEO and chief operating officer, the brothers Christopher and Harris Pappas, arguing a debt-for-stock deal they made was too favorable. Ramius, which owns 7% of Luby’s, also complained that the board and management have not done enough to boost its stock price.
The defeat for Ramius comes in spite of support for several of its candidates from several proxy services. The hedge fund said it may run another slate of board candidates next year.
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 ...