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A tiny clarification on the most positive thing Bill Ackman said during his conference call

On Wednesday Bill Ackman held a quarterly conference call for investors in his fund, Pershing Square. And since his private funds are down 14% year to date while Pershing Square Holdings is down 18%, he didn't have that much good news to share. Except for one thing. Show More Summary

Bill Ackman's getting stomped, but man did his conference call sound like a victory lap

Bill Ackman's Pershing Square is still having an utterly wretched year. In a conference call to investors on Wednesday, he disclosed that his private funds are down 14% year to date, while Pershing Square Holdings is down 18% (thank leverage). Show More Summary

Egg on Pershing Square's Herbalife Short

After months and months of mud raking and bravado in the financial press and no shortage of fear inducing presentations from the likes of Square Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled with supplement company Herbalife. Since late 2012, Bill Ackman focused his cross hairs [...]

Criminal probe casts 2009 Ackman-Target boardroom brawl in new light

By Ross Kerber BOSTON (Reuters) - A widening criminal probe casts new light on a bitter defeat hedge fund activist Bill Ackman suffered in his 2009 bid for board seats at U.S. retailer Target Corp. Target for years has paid proxy solicitor Georgeson LLC to track the votes of its top investors. Show More Summary

ACKMAN: Actually, Herbalife is a pyramid scheme

Bill Ackman is digging in. After the Federal Trade Commission on Friday reached a settlement with Herbalife — the multilevel marketing company — Ackman's hedge fund said the findings "constitute a pyramid scheme." The FTC specifically didn't call Herbalife a pyramid scheme. Show More Summary

Herbalife Agrees To Pay $200M Settlement, Change Business Practices

Herbalife Ltd. has agreed to pay $200 million to consumers and change its business practices to settle a two-year federal investigation triggered by allegations by activist investor Bill Ackman. The Federal Trade Commission announced the settlement Friday, saying the Los Angeles company's compensation...

The Herbalife saga shows that Bill Ackman thinks he's too good for short selling

Wall Street knows that short selling is a dangerous game. Because they are borrowing a stock, not simply owning it, short sellers risk losing more than the money they put down. Some great investors don't even touch the stuff. And on Friday, Pershing Square's Bill Ackman gave them another reason to hold their noses. Show More Summary

The epic war between Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn is over, and Icahn won (HLF)

Bad news for Bill Ackman. The Federal Trade Commission on Friday reached an agreement with multilevel marketing firm Herbalife, that kept it from being labeled a pyramid scheme. Ackman, the founder of Pershing Square Capital Management,...Show More Summary

Herbalife Scores Huge Victory In Its Bill Ackman Battle With FTC Settlement

The Federal Trade Commission has not determined that Herbalife is a pyramid scheme or fraud like Bill Ackman had alleged for years, delivering a blow to the billionaire hedge fund manager.

Bill Ackman threw serious shade at the short seller who tanked Valeant

The great poet laureate Carl Icahn once said "if you want a friend on Wall Street, get dog." Wait, Icahn is not a poet. He's a legendary corporate raider. He was, however, completely on point. On Wall Street there are two sides to every...Show More Summary

Turns out nobody ever really wanted Bill Ackman at Valeant

Things could have been much different for Valeant Pharmaceuticals if former CEO Michael Pearson had stuck to his original guns about hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman. Apparently, Pearson didn't want Ackman anywhere near Valeant when the two first started talking. Show More Summary

Pershing Square Lays Off More Than 10% Of Employees

While we await the latest weekly update from a crushed Pershing Square, to see how far the latest collapse in Valeant stock has slammed the P&L of Bill Ackman's hedge fund, we know that the picture is not pretty: as of a week ago, the...Show More Summary

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