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Hedge Fund News: Michael Karsch, Paul Singer, Bill Ackman

Veteran Stock Picker Michael Karsch Plans to Launch Hedge Fund (Wall Street Journal) Veteran stock picker Michael Karsch said he is planning to launch a hedge-fund firm this year. The hedge-fund manager closed down his $1.8 billion Karsch Capital Management in late 2013, telling investors at the time he wanted to “take a step back, […]

Hedge Funds Sell Pershing, Even As It Beats Markets And They Lag

Bill Ackman had a good year last year. While other event-driven hedge funds found themselves on the wrong side of souring M&A deals, Pershing Square Capital Management scored some $2 billion despite Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) aborted bid to buy Allergan (AGN). Earlier this week, Ackman was also named one of the world’s top 20 hedge fund managers on [...]

Hedge Fund News: Edward Lampert, Bill Ackman, Nelson Peltz

Sears Cuts 115 Corporate Jobs as It Works to Reduce Expenses (Bloomberg) Sears Holdings Corp., the retailer run by hedge fund manager Edward Lampert, eliminated about 115 corporate jobs to cut costs after three years of losses. Approximately 100 jobs were cut at the retailer’s headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and 15 positions were eliminated […]

How Shall We Measure Bill Ackman’s Amazing 2014? Let Us Count The Ways

Raw performance figures failing to adequately capture the scale of Ackman awesomeness for you? His status as an autograph-signing celebrity still not quite illustrative enough? Require, perhaps, a dollar figure? Or a ranking that shows...Show More Summary

Bill Ackman Has Gained $11.6 Billion For His Investors Since 2004

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, the CEO of Pershing Square Capital, has gained $11.6 billion for his investors since 2004, according to fund-of-funds LCH Investments NV. The 48-year-old activist investor is now ranked No. 19 on LCH's "Greatest Money Managers" list. Show More Summary

Hedge Fund News: Bill Ackman, Paul Singer, Steve Cohen

Ackman’s Returns Make Him a Top 20 Fund Manager (CNBC) Billionaire activist investor Bill Ackman has been named one of the world’s top 20 hedge fund managers for the first time, after posting stellar outperformance in 2014 led by his bet on botox maker Allergan. Ackman broke into rankings, compiled by LCH Investments, at number […]

Bill Ackman Thinks Hedge Funds Great, A Statement He Makes As A Total Outsider With No Ties To The Industry

Let’s get one thing straight. Pershing Square is not a hedge fund. And Bill would appreciate it if you’d stop describing it as thus. Mr Ackman, whose Pershing Square International fund was the best performing large hedge fund in theShow More Summary

Hedge Fund News: Bill Ackman, Michael Elfers, Paul Mulvaney

Billionaire Bill Ackman Considered Investing in U.K.’s Tesco (Bloomberg) Billionaire activist investor Bill Ackman considered investing in British retailer Tesco Plc (TSCO), which has announced a series of cost cuts to reverse a slide in profit. Show More Summary

Bill Ackman Talks about Pershing Square Holdings Ltd (PSH) IPO; Likes Restaurant Brands International Inc (QSR); Had Plans to Invest in Tesco PLC (TSCO)

Bill Ackman, the notorious investor and CEO of Pershing Square, is a name that would certainly come up in a discussion about activist investing. Mr. Ackman has run several successful activist campaigns and made significant profits on bets like Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) (NYSE:CP). However, last year has been particularly successful for Pershing Square as […]

ACKMAN: McDonald's Stock Is 'Not Cheap' (MCD)

Hedge fund titan Bill Ackman, the CEO of $18 billion Pershing Square Capital Management, made some pretty negative comments on McDonald's Wednesday on Bloomberg TV's "The Pulse." From Bloomberg TV (emphasis ours): "You know, at this point, we’re a Burger King shareholder. Show More Summary

When Bill Ackman Grows Older, He Wants To Be Like Carl Icahn

Bill Ackman respects Carl Icahn. So much so, in fact, that he has told CNBC in an interview that when he grows older, he would like to think that he would be like his fellow billionaire investor. In the discussion, Bill Ackman who runs Pershing Square Capital Management was asked what his takeaway from his […]

Bill Ackman: This Is The Year Bill Ackman Finally Dances On Herbalife’s Grave

The Pershing Square chief knows you’ve heard it before. And before that. And, yes, he knows that sometimes, he gets a little carried away when talking about this particular no-doubt-about-it-any-idiot-can-see pyramid scheme. That he’s been a touch overoptimistic at times. Show More Summary

Hedge Fund News: John Paulson, Bill Ackman, D. E. Shaw

Billionaire Paulson Hit by 2014 Losses; Advantage Plus Fund Declines 36% (Bloomberg) Billionaire John Paulson posted the second-worst trading year of his career in 2014 as a wrong-way energy bet added to declines tied to a failed merger and investments in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The worst performance was in the Advantage Plus fund, […]

Hedge Fund News: Nelson Peltz, Bill Ackman, Leda Braga

Peltz Escalates Campaign To Break Up DuPont with Board Nominees (CNBC) Activist investor Nelson Peltz, one of DuPont’s largest shareholders, stepped up his fight to break up the industrial conglomerate, as his Trian Fund nominated himself and three other members to the board. Trian Fund Management, which Peltz heads, said on Thursday that investment funds […]

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) Suing Bill Ackman Over Stock Manipulation Allegations

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) is believed to be preparing to pursue legal proceedings against activist investor, Bill Ackman, over tirade comments made earlier last week. The comments made by the investor have only gone to harm the stock, which has been plummeting in the market. Fox Business, Charlie Gasparino, reports that Herbalife is in the process […]

ACKMAN: We Didn't Cancel That Meeting With Herbalife, We 'Postponed' It

Yesterday, Herbalife put out a statement claiming that Bill Ackman and his team cancelled a meeting with them last month at the last minute. "Ackman is entirely predictable, with Herbalife put options expiring next week, he is off on another tirade of misrepresentations the sole purpose of which is to drive down our share price. Show More Summary

Bill Ackman Makes The Boldest Of Claims

This one doesn’t have to do with Herbalife, per se, but the sort of proclamations we’ve come to know and love from Bill re: Herbalife in general. Like that it’s going to (paraphrasing): be raided by the feds on an exact day, that his...Show More Summary

What's The Deal With This List Of Names On Bill Ackman's Desk? (HLF, ZTS, BRKA, BRKB, DD, DOW, MRO, VRX)

Here's a real mystery. Barbarian Capital — a top slot follow on Finance Twitter — did some close reading on what seemed like a benign sheet of paper on Bill Ackman's desk found in this picture from Katrina Brooker's big profile of Ackman...Show More Summary

Hedge Fund News: Steve Cohen, David Harding, Bill Ackman

Hedge Fund Aurelius Denies Lawsuit Against Petrobras (Buenos Aires Herald) Aurelius Capital Management, one of the main plaintiffs against Argentina in New York District Judge Thomas Griesa’s courtroom, has denied being part in a lawsuit...Show More Summary

Herbalife’s 2015 Not Off To As Good A Start As Bill Ackman’s

Things are going pretty well for Bill Ackman these days. And they’re getting better with each passing one. Tuesday’s 8 percent drop came after CNBC reported that Paul Sohn, the chief architect of Soros Fund Management’s bullish bet on Herbalife, had quietly departed from the firm last year. Show More Summary

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