Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.
NB: ($) denotes subscription site.
While we sometimes worry they are focused a little too much on the “quick buck,” activists are holding managements to account on behalf of the shareholders and most of the time do more good than harm. This week activists dominated the headlines on Wall Street:
Activist Elliott Management tries to convince EMC to spin off VMWare.
Activist Jana Partners wants Apache to spin off more international assets.
The market panned activist Bill Ackman’s latest presentation about why Herbalife is a pyramid scheme.
Activist Elliott Management unveiled a 6.7% stake in Interpublic – let’s hope they have more success with this perpetual turnaround story than others before them.
This is an interesting blog post debunking the myths of activist investing.