Extreme value hedging [electronic resource] : how activist hedge fund managers are taking on the world / Ronald D. Orol.

Orol, Ronald D.
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How activist hedge fund managers are taking on the world
1st edition
Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley & Sons Inc., c2008.
1 online resource (400 p.)
Hedge funds.
Hedging (Finance)
Electronic books.
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Activist hedge fund managers represent a small part of the 1.5 trillion hedge fund industry, but their approach is causing a stir among traditional managers and the investment community because they are shaking up the corporate establishment and making money for their investors. These types of managers are here to stay and Extreme Value Hedging tells the story of their rise to power in the U.S. and how they are spreading their influential gospel around the globe to places like China, Ukraine, South Korea and Sweden. Author Ronald D. Orol has a unique understanding of this world and through th
Extreme Value Hedging; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One: FROM RAIDERS TO ACTIVISTS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN; Chapter 1: Growth of Activism and Why Corporate Raiders Aren't Around Anymore; Factor 1: Asset Explosion; Factor 2: Deal Flow; Factor 3: Private Equity Funds; Factor 4: Fraud; Factor 5: Historical Context; Chapter 2: Nuts and Bolts; From Value Investing to Proxy Contests and Other Activist Tactics; Chapter 3: The Pack; Chapter 4: How Activists Use Litigation to Pursue Their Agenda; The Group Problem
Chapter 5: Why Activists Target Certain Corporations and Leave Others AloneFending Off Activists: A New Corporate Agenda; Chapter 6: Overperked and Overpaid; Chapter 7: Hedge Specialization; Chapter 8: Regulation and Activists; Part Two: INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS AND ACTIVISTS; Chapter 9: Institutional Investors on Activist Hedge Funds; Chapter 10: Activists Taking on Large Corporations Must Have Institutional Support; Chapter 11: Institutions and Activist Hedge Funds; Chapter 12: Just Vote No and No and No Again
Chapter 13: Institutions Changing Corporate Bylaws so Activist Hedge Funds Can Get Down to BusinessChapter 14: Can't Be Them? Then Fund Them; Chapter 15: Institutions Behaving Like Activist Hedge Fund Managers; Part Three: ACTIVISM 2.0; Chapter 16: Technology, Communications, and Activists; Chapter 17: When Is an Activist Fund Really a Private Equity Fund, and What ' s the Difference?; To Bid but Not to Buy; Hedgies Set Up Funds to Buy Companies; Chapter 18: Funds of Hedge Funds Stake Out Activists; Concentration: Good or Bad?; Due Diligence; Chapter 19: Distressed Investing; Loan to Own
Chapter 20: Hedge Activists in Western Europe, Asia, and CanadaJapan; South Korea; Canada and Its Bailiwick; Chapter 21: East Meets West: Hedge Activism Goes Global to Emerging Markets; Chapter 22: Value Investing versus Activism; Conclusion: Saturation or No Saturation?; Notes; About the Author; Index
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