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Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman Masquerades as Good Samaritan

Bruce Fein | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

To paraphrase from the New Testament (Matthew 9: 24): "[I]t is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for someone who is [a hedge ...

Have Activist Investors Finally Lost Their Luster?

Bill George | Posted 02.19.2017 | Business
Bill George

Trust is the foundation of American capitalism. Unfortunately, many activist investors have damaged that faith. The staying power of activists will depend on whether they are able to regain our confidence through sustained financial performance, heightened innovation, and greater long-term investments, not just immediate gains.

Someone Made A Suspiciously Timed Bet That Herbalife Stock Would Plummet

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.28.2016 | Business

A few hours before a negative story about the nutritional supplement company Herbalife broke, someone made an abnormally large bet that the company's ...

Who Gets Rich Harvesting Burger King and the American Economy?

Dave Johnson | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

Now Burger King is asking us to swallow something even unhealthier than their food and lower than their pay. They are asking us to let them off from paying many of the taxes that sustain the very infrastructure, courts, education system and food safety system that enables them to stay in business.

The Sohn Investment Conference: Head, Heart, and Hedge Funds

April Rudin | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
April Rudin

"Follow your passion" has become something of a cliché in the self-help sections of America's bookstores and in the kinds of advice columns and blogs...

Pyramid or Brokerage Scheme? Herbalife vs. Bill Ackmaan

Food Politic | Posted 05.21.2014 | Home
Food Politic

By Aly Miller Originally published in Food Politic How did Herbalife, a company that sells nutrition and energy supplements, become the center of a ...

Why Bill Ackman's Failure with JC Penney Is a Lesson in Leadership

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Ackman's long-standing acrimony with JCP's board has not only distracted the company from concentrating on its business, but also damaged the market's confidence in JCP.

Kim Bhasin

Bill Ackman's Costly Defeat Marks End Of An Era For J.C. Penney | Kim Bhasin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business

Three years ago, hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman started buying shares in J.C. Penney. After two previous failures in the retail world, Ackman was ...

Kim Bhasin

The CEO Job No One Wants | Kim Bhasin | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business

No one seems to want to run J.C. Penney. Bill Ackman, the hedge fund billionaire who quit the J.C. Penney board last week, revealed in a letter to ...

Kim Bhasin

George Soros Joins The J.C. Penney Fray | Kim Bhasin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business

Major J.C. Penney investor George Soros has decided to side with the company's chairman and its chief executive officer as they battle an activist inv...

Kim Bhasin

Schultz vs. Ackman: IT'S ON! | Kim Bhasin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business

Starbucks chief executive officer Howard Schultz didn't hesitate on Friday to come to the defense of J.C. Penney CEO Mike Ullman, who happens to also ...

Kim Bhasin

BOARD FIGHT! | Kim Bhasin | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business

With the future of the century-old department store brand in their hands, members of J.C. Penney's board of directors are squabbling amongst themselve...

Using Investing Acumen to Put Dollars Into Impact

Rachael Chong | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Bill Ackman, one of Wall Street's most influential hedge fund managers is pioneering a relatively young investment movement that mixes business strategy with philanthropy, yielding massive impact in the world.

The Battle Over Herbalife: Bill Ackman vs. Carl Icahn

Charles Gasparino | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Charles Gasparino

During this brief lull in the drama surrounding the nutritional company Herbalife, it's time to reflect on the drama within the drama: the battle between Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn, who have staked out opposing positions in the stock.

The 5 Most Generous on Wall Street

Rachael Chong | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

As part of our series on generosity in business, we're looking at some of the financial wizards who are using their skills and assets to give back to society in the most impressive and inspiring ways.

Carl Icahn To Bill Ackman: 'That's Complete Bulls**t!'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business

On Friday, it was Carl "Tae-Cahn-do" Icahn versus Bill "The Axman" Ackman in what some people were calling the best financial TV "of all time." The...

Herbalife, Bill Ackman and Dan Loeb: Gains and Losses

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

I tend to like nice guys. Don't we all? One of my favorite investors is John Templeton. Years after his death, he's still acknowledged as an exemplary person and great investor. But you don't have to be adorable to be a good investor.

Bill Ackman Is Right About Herbalife: It's Ripe for Investigation

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 02.22.2013 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Bill Ackman claims Herbalife is a pyramid scheme, and he makes a good case for it. But even if you don't buy his argument, there are other compelling reasons that would make many reasonable people run far and run fast from this company.

Hedge Fund Managers: Sex Talk and Prostitutes

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Some hedge fund managers feel they are above appearances, if not the law. Some investors believe prostitution isn't a big deal, too. But there's a large cohort of investors that won't go near a hedge fund manager with a reputation for using prostitutes.

Buffett, Gates Get 12 More Billionaires To Donate Over Half Of Fortunes

Posted 04.21.2012 | Impact

There are now 81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity, thanks to 12 new families and individuals who have signe...

Hedge-Fund Manager Brings Financial Know-How To Philanthropy

The Chronicle Of Philanthropy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A few years ago, Cheryl L. Dorsey was hosting a lunch for Echoing Green Foundation, the social-entrepreneurship fund she runs, when a man she had neve...

Confidence Game Kills a Zombie Lie (Well, Sorta...)

Mike Stark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mike Stark

If Wall Street or its regulators had listened to Ackman when he first chirped, the canary in the coal mine may have prevented what may go down in history as the world's most devastating financial crisis.

Fight Club: Ackman's Hedge Fund Vs. Wall Street's Ponzi Machine

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

If a corrupt scheme is "making money," everyone involved--from the culprits to the dupes--viciously attacks anyone who tries to expose it. Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman learned this lesson the hard way.

Borders Bankruptcy A 'Low-Probability Event'?

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Borders stock prices rose significantly on Tuesday evening when major investor Bill Ackman declared on CNBC that the company's bankruptcy was a "low-p...

Billionaire Investor Lampert Grilled By Investors

NY Post | Paul Tharp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Still red-faced from his flops at Sears and Kmart, billionaire investor Eddie Lampert got hit with more shareholder grumbling at yesterday's annual me...