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    Bill Ackman’s Persistent Lobbying Efforts Pay Off

    This week was looking like one that Bill Ackman would want to forget. It began with a New York Times article that read like something Herbalife CEO Michael Johnson and Carl Icahn might have collaborated on. It continued with yesterday’s $300 million Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac hiccup. Even Ackman’s latest presentation on what he very sincerely […]

    / Mar 12, 2014 at 4:33 PM
  • Hedge Funds

    FTC Toying With Bill Ackman’s Emotions

    If you hadn’t previously heard, Pershing Square Capital Management’s Bill Ackman thinks that nutritional supplements company Herbalife is a big scam, a belief that has cost him (and his investors) a half-billion dollars. Nevertheless, he has stated that he remains confident that the white knights at the Federal Trade Commission will eventually ride in on […]

    / Jan 8, 2014 at 3:48 PM
  • Is this more of a Loeb post? I dunno.

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    Dan Loeb Gets In On “The Best Managed Pyramid Scheme In The History Of The World” At A Discount

    An important truism in the financial markets is that there’s no such thing as a “toxic asset,” tout court; everything is toxic/dangerous/Bad at some (high) price and attractive/safe/Good at some other (much lower) price and there’s a wide area in between where things mostly live and you fight about their pricing. You can apply that […]

    / Jan 9, 2013 at 4:17 PM
  • Buzzfeed's 25 Photos of Mitt Romney Looking Perfectly Normal: Amazing

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    Mitt Romney, Bill Ackman Undone By Forms

    Let’s talk about two tenuously related stories about government filings, why not. I don’t have much to say about this Mitt Romney Bain thing today but go read it, it is fascinating. Basically Mitt Romney certified under penalty of perjury in some federal electoral forms* that he was not involved with Bain Capital after 1999, […]

    / Jul 12, 2012 at 5:30 PM

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