Activists hedge funds look to improve performance in 2019 with new strategies and targets

Introduction

Date: 31 January 2019. Duration: 16:06

Activist funds launched more campaigns and won more board seats last year than ever before. But in terms of financial returns, it was the worst performance since 2011. So in 2019 they are taking advantage of depressed share prices to seek quicker profits with less money on the table.

Related stories:

Activist funds will need to enhance their own value in 2019 as redemptions accelerate. (21 December 2018)