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Activists hedge funds look to improve performance in 2019 with new strategies and targets
31 January 2019 00:00
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.
This has been a record year for activist funds in terms of campaigns launched and board seats won. But for fund performance, it’s been the worst year since 2011, leading to an accelerating outflow of investor capital.