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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.
Laurel Henning Senior Correspondent
Laurel is a senior correspondent specializing in competition law, data privacy and security, in Australia and New Zealand. Laurel reports from Sydney on criminal-cartel legislation and white-collar crime, as well as competition and consumer lawsuits involving companies including Google, Meta Platforms and Apple. While at MLex Laurel has also reported boardroom disputes and shareholder campaigns agitating for changes to company strategy. Laurel joined MLex in 2013 and reported for five years on European energy and... Read more