"The China Hustle" tells the story of a massive fraud you probably haven't heard about

Apr 2, 2018
In this documentary, director Jed Rothstein follows several acitivist investors who blew the whistle on dozens of fraudulent Chinese companies.
A scene from the film "The China Hustle." Activist short sellers investigated several Chinese companies that misled investors on the value of their company and used video surveillance on production facilities to see how busy they were.
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This is what corporate boards actually do

Jan 8, 2018
A CEO's job is pretty clear ... but what does a corporate board do?
Businessmen and shoppers walk along Madison Avenue, one of Manhattan's premier shopping and residential streets on Nov. 1, 2011 in New York City. 
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Why Bill Ackman sees activist investing as a moral crusade

For the Pershing Square Capital Management CEO, activist investing is just as much a moral calling as it is a lucrative one
Bill Ackman attends the Hamptons International Film Festival SummerDocs Series screening of 'Betting On Zero' at Guild Hall on August 6, 2016 in East Hampton, New York.
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A focus on shareholder value for long-term shareholders

Aug 17, 2016
J.M. Smucker rewards long-term shareholders with greater voting rights
Companies like jam-maker J.M. Smucker have used a tenure stock-voting structure to reward long-term investors for holding on to their stock.
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Where have all the public corporations gone?

Jun 17, 2016
And did they take all the jobs with them?
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You and me? We want to maximize shareholder value, too

Jun 16, 2016
A lot of the money behind activist investors comes from pension funds and mutual funds.
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Activist investor may trim fat at Oreo maker

Aug 6, 2015
Bill Ackman's hedge fund has bought a $5.5 billion stake in food giant Mondelez.

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The activists are coming!

Apr 21, 2015
Spring is shareholder meeting season — and primetime for activist investors.
A photo from  February 2006, where activist investor Carl Icahn, right, was pictured with former Viacom and Universal Studios CEO Frank Biondi, left. At the time, Icahn sought to overthrow Time Warner's board, break up the media conglomerate into four companies, and have Biondi take over as Time Warner chief executive.
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