Category Archives: Activist Funds

Daniel Loeb’s Hedge Fund Buys $112m In Disney Stock

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Activist investor Daniel Loeb and his hedge fund Third Point LLC, has acquired an approximate $112 million stake in Disney, according to report by Bloomberg this morning. Third Point now owns 1% or 1.8 million shares […]

Hedge Fund Seeder Investcorp Applauds Prosiris On Surpassing $1 Billion In Assets

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge fund giant Investcorp has struck gold again by seeding Prosiris Capital Management LLC, a credit-oriented investment manager founded by Reza Ali. Prosiris has now surpassed $1 billion in assets under management, Investcorp provided Prosiris with an initial seed […]

Soros Private Fund Invests $150M In Brazil 4G Startup

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – George Soros’s private hedge fund is investing $150 million into the development of the 4G market in Brazil. Industry resource TelecomPaper reports: “Brazilian start-up On Telecom has announced the launch of operations, with plans to offer a […]

Sony Rejects Hedge Fund Proposal

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Sony Corp has rejected Daniel Loeb’s idea for a spinoff of part of Sony’s entertainment arm that would have included a Hollywood movie studio and music business. The board unanimously rejected the deal. “The Sony board of directors […]

George Clooney Slams Hedge Funds: They Have “No Conscience”

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – George Clooney went on a tirade against hedge fund billionaire Daniel Loeb, who after acquiring a 7 percent stake in Sony, is looking to spin off part of its entertainment arm that will include a Hollywood movie studio and […]

Eight Hedge Funds Dump all Gun Stocks, 14 More Cut Holdings

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Eight hedge funds and money managers have completely divested their gun holdings, valued at $150 million, just six months after Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched a national divestment campaign against manufacturers of assault weapons and high-capacity […]

Hedge Fund Glenview Capital Wants New Healthcare Board Of Directors

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge fund Glenview Capital Management LLC, which owns 14.6% of the common stock of Health Management Associates, Inc. today (25th) filed a preliminary Consent Solicitation Statement nominating eight industry leading candidates to replace the current Board […]

Activist Hedge Fund Ups Its Sony Stake

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge fund Third Point has added five million shares in Sony Corp.,  taking its stake to 7% (up from 6.5%). Daniel Loeb and his hedge fund want Sony to spin off part of its entertainment arm that will include a Hollywood […]

Hedge Fund Activists Call For a Breakup Of RHJ International

New York ( – A group of hedge funds led by Geneva-based investor Equilibria Capital have called for the break-up of $5.1 billion financial services group RHJ International (RHJI). The move would stop RHJI from acquiring leading German investment bank BHF, and […]

Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Wants A Sony Spin-Off

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Bloomberg reports that the founder of hedge fund Third Point is looking to breakup Sony Corp., after acquiring a 6.5 percent stake in the company. Daniel Loeb wants Sony to spin off part of its entertainment arm […]

Elliott Management leader digs heels in on acquisition of Argentine Vessel

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Paul Singer, the billionaire manager of Elliot Management, has opened up to his investors about the details surrounding the acquisition of the Argentinian vessel ARA Libertad. In an investor letter obtained by the NY Post, Singer […]

Romney Super PAC Backed by Hedge Fund Billionaires

New York ( – Forbes reports that at least 30 billionaires, 7.5% of the Forbes 400, have donated to the Mitt Romney-backing super PAC Restore Our Future, among them are some of the top hedge fund managers this year. According to Restore Our […]