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The new Sotheby's CEO has no art world experience— but we hear Dan Loeb is psyched about him anyway

Sotheby's tapped Madison Square Garden Company's CEO Tad Smith on Monday to join the art auction house as its next CEO. Smith, 49, is succeeding Bill Ruprecht, who announced his retirement in November after 35 years at Sotheby's. HeShow More Summary

Dow Chemical, Actavis & Sotheby’s Are Dan Loeb’s Largest Holdings For Long-Term Horizon

Billionaire Dan Loeb is a prominent activist investor that managed around $18 billion in assets via his hedge fund Third Point (stock picks, investor letters), including an equity portfolio valued at some $11.09 billion as of the end of 2014. Third Point has had a relatively slow year as its Offshore and Ultra funds gained […]

The complete story of the time Dan Loeb outbid Carl Icahn for a fancy apartment in a powerful NYC building

This post is an excerpt from House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address by Michael Gross. “Complete bulls---!” barks Carl Icahn. The fourth-richest resident of New York City, Icahn, seventy-seven,...Show More Summary

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA), eBay Inc (EBAY): Dan Loeb’s Large-cap Stock Picks (and Why They Can’t Beat the Market)

Hedge fund managers have a hard time delivering market-beating returns to their investors. The last seven years have proven testament to that, with the average return of hedge funds underperforming the market every single year since 2008. This of course begs the question, “why bother tracking and worrying about what hedge funds are doing; shouldn’t […]

DAN LOEB: Investors buying oil right now are going to be 'disappointed'

Any investors banking on cheap energy for their next big profit may need a new strategy, according to Third Point's Dan Loeb. In a conference call reported by Bloomberg on Friday, Loeb said funds that expect to buy oil cheap and ride...Show More Summary

Phillips 66 (PSX), Citigroup Inc (C), Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL): Dan Loeb’s Latest New Picks

Dan Loeb‘s investing prowess can be summarized by his New York based hedge fund, Third Point‘s annualized return since its inception in 1996. The metric under discussion stands at a staggering 17.3%, and that compares more than just favorably with the S&P 500 returns during the same period, which stand at 7.7%. 2014 hasn’t exactly […]

Write-Offs: 2.18.15

Perella fires four; Greece needs more time; 300k dinner; "Dan Loeb’s Plot to Pry Open Japan’s Secretive Robot Maker"; "Dead Man Dressed In Green Lantern Costume At Wake"; and more.

Billionaire Dan Loeb`s Third Point Looks to Rebound From Poor Year With Top Picks: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA), Amgen, Inc. (AMGN), Dow Chemical Co (DOW)

Dan Loeb`s Third Point filed their latest 13F with the SEC last week, detailing their long positions at the end of a self-admittedly poor year for the fund. The fourth quarter was particularly harsh, as Third Point’s flagship Offshore Fund dipped 0.3%, compared to the S&P 500’s overall rise of 4.9%. For the year, the […]

Dan Loeb added to his big Alibaba stake during the fourth quarter (BABA, AGN, C)

Hedge fund hot-shot Daniel Loeb, the founder of Third Point LLC, increased his Alibaba stake in the fourth quarter, according to his fund's latest 13F filing with the SEC. In the fourth quarter, Loeb added 2.8 million shares upping his...Show More Summary

Third Point 2014 Q4 Investor Letter

Third Point’s 2014 Q4 investor letter is out. It can be downloaded below. Dan Loeb‘s Third Point Offshore returned 5.7% in 2014 due to “a combination of poor trading during market volatility and bad judgment in exiting positions for reasons ranging from “overstaying our welcome” to impatience seeing our thesis through in choppy markets.” Nevertheless, […]

How Dan Loeb Thinks The Greek Crisis Plays Out

As reported yesterday in his Q4 letter to investors, Third Point's Dan Loeb took down his net leverage going into 2015 for one simple reason: a "haunted house market" as he described it, where "a new scary event lurks around each corner", and no event is scarier than a worst-case outcome to the Greek situation. Show More Summary

DAN LOEB: We're in a 'haunted house market'

Daniel Loeb of Third Point LLC writes in his latest investor letter that increased volatility has turned2015 has turned out to be a "haunted house market." Here's Loeb: Already, 2015 has been marked by increasing volatility, prompting...Show More Summary

Dan Loeb Is Scared Of "The Haunted House Market"

Excerpted from Dan Loeb's Third Point letter to investors, 2015 has been marked by increasing volatility, prompting a banker friend (hat tip to Jimmy L.) to characterize this as a “haunted house market” where a new scary event lurks around each corner. Show More Summary

Dan Loeb played a crucial role in getting 'American Sniper' made, but missed his chance to make a profit

Not that billionaire Dan Loeb needs the money, but the hedge fund titan could be a bit richer today had he invested in the Clint Eastwood-directed "American Sniper" when given the chance. Loeb was friendly with former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the subject of the Oscar nominated movie based on Kyle's best-selling memoir of the same title. Show More Summary

Dan Loeb’s Agenting Skills Eclipse His Investing Ones

A few years ago, Chris Kyle, the decorated sniper, taught the Third Point founder how to shoot. The two unlikely buddies met through Loeb’s fellow hedge fund manager, Kyle Bass, where Chris Kyle served as houseguest and shooting instructor, because all hedge fund managers should have live-in shooting instructors. Show More Summary

New Hedge-Fund Manager Collecting Trend: Rights To Pictures Of Themselves

Chase Coleman must really like how he looked during his collegiate days, because he’s made sure that’s one of basically two pictures of him that exist for public consumption. While Dan Loeb and Steve Cohen spend their ample disposable...Show More Summary

If You Stand Perfectly Still, Dan Loeb Cannot See You: Sony Execs

We’ve laughed at the sophomoric exchanges between and among the upper echelons of one of the biggest industries in America. We’ve shaken our heads at the incredible self-regard of one A. Sorkin. We’ve been spared another James Franco turd. Show More Summary

Dow Chemical Co (DOW) And Sothebys (BID) Succumb to Dan Loeb’s Will

While the issue of the benefit or harm that activist investors cause remain debatable, Dan Loeb has added two more successive victories on his Resume, as both Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) and Sothebys (NYSE:BID) agreed to his demands. Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker reported on the culmination of a  six month proxy fight between Mr. Loeb and […]

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