Bill Ackman

Can't say enough good things about this guy.

Can’t say enough good things about this guy.

Raw performance figures failing to adequately capture the scale of Ackman awesomeness for you? His status as an autograph-signing celebrity still not quite illustrative enough? Require, perhaps, a dollar figure? Or a ranking that shows the Pershing Square chief taking his rightful place among the GREATEST HEDGE FUND MANAGERS OF ALL TIME? We can do that for you. Read more »

Like a giant middle finger, pointed directly at Greenwich.

Like a giant middle finger, pointed directly at Greenwich.

Steve Cohen’s dream of selling the most expensive apartment in New York City history is now officially dead and gone, now that One57’s penthouse has gotten the nine figures that Steve’s joint in the Bloomberg Building couldn’t. Read more »

Can you believe these hedge fund guys back here with whom I have no association?

Can you believe these hedge fund guys back here with whom I have no association?

Let’s get one thing straight. Pershing Square is not a hedge fund. And Bill would appreciate it if you’d stop describing it as thus. Read more »

Keep an eye on this guy.The Pershing Square chief knows you’ve heard it before. And before that. And, yes, he knows that sometimes, he gets a little carried away when talking about this particular no-doubt-about-it-any-idiot-can-see pyramid scheme. That he’s been a touch overoptimistic at times. Maybe even a bit, shall we say, hyperbolic?

But none of that matters anymore. 2014 was a great year for Bill Ackman—but it’s going to be nothing compared to 2015, when his ultimate vindication is certain. Read more »

  • 07 Jan 2015 at 5:36 PM

Bill Ackman Makes The Boldest Of Claims

This one doesn’t have to do with Herbalife, per se, but the sort of proclamations we’ve come to know and love from Bill re: Herbalife in general. Like that it’s going to (paraphrasing): be raided by the feds on an exact day, that his next presentation on the company will reveal where all the dead bodies are, literally, like he’s going to present the audience with some actual corpses, etc. Those sort of things, you can kiss good-bye. Ackman is sick of the heat he gets for them so no more. You blew it and this is why we can’t have nice things. Never again will he engage in big, splashy, public campaigns. Finished. Finito. 100% done. Well, okay, 98%. We’ve got to leave the door just the slightest bit ajar. Read more »

William Ackman

Things are going pretty well for Bill Ackman these days. And they’re getting better with each passing one. Read more »

mag-06Talk-t_CA0-articleInlineOn this first matter, his firm returned over 40% in 2014. As for the second, sadly, it’s a secret for now. Read more »

billackmanpershingsquare“Excuse me, Mr. Ackman? Can I have your autograph?” It’s a rainy afternoon in early December, just outside Pershing Square’s offices. William Holmes, a recent college graduate with a degree in economics, is shivering in the cold, holding a notebook. “I’ve studied everything you’ve done,” the young man gushes. “You are like the Socrates of our time.” Ackman writes the kid a note. “I’m telling you, I have a huge fan base,” he says as the beaming young man walks off. Then he turns to head back up to work. [Bloomberg via Matt Levine]