Bill Ackman

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Warren Buffett: Berkshire has now underperformed the S&P 500 over the last one-, five- and 10-year periods. Photograph: Getty Images

Are investors losing faith in Warren Buffett? High-profile hedge fund manager Bill Ackman revealed last week that he had sold his $1 billion stake in (...)

William Ackman, founder and chief executive officer of Pershing Square, made trades that reaped $2.6bn of profits during March’s coronavirus sell-off. File photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on international stock markets in recent months, but some investors – think short-sellers, hedge funds, bargain-hunting (...)

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. Ms Bezos has promised to give away more than half her $36.6 billion fortune. Photograph: EPA

MacKenzie Bezos, who recently became the world’s fourth richest woman following her divorce from Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon, ha(...)

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman lost hundreds of millions of dollars betting against nutritional supplement company Herbalife. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Legendary investor Bill Gross was the most successful bond manager of his generation but his career ended miserably earlier this year after he made ri(...)

Is it wrong to say a fund manager has lost his touch just because he has lagged over a particular period? Or might it be the case that their original success was little more than luck, and they have now been found out?

Neil Woodford and Crispin Odey, two of the UK’s most successful money managers over the last three decades, are under serious pressure after enduring (...)

Bill Ackman, founder and chief executive  of Pershing Square Capital Management. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Activist investor Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Holdings and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International agreed to pay $290 million (€240 million) between t(...)

Cadbury owner Mondelez reported second-quarter revenue that scraped past estimates and raised its dividend. Photograph: Thomas White / Reuters

Cadbury’s owner Mondelez International has appointed Dirk Van de Put, the chief executive of Canadian frozen foods maker McCain Foods, to take over th(...)

Jim Chanos, founder and president of Kynikos Associates, speaks at the Skybridge Alternatives conference in Las Vegas, where he said he was shorting Irish drug company Mallinckrodt. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Investment manager Jim Chanos is shorting Irish drugmaker Mallinckrodt and US pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding as scrutiny increases o(...)

Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon.com: Amazon’s soaring stock price means he has surpassed Warren Buffett as the world’s second-richest man. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images)

It’s one milestone after another for Amazon shareholders these days. Its soaring stock price means chief executive Jeff Bezos last week surpassed War(...)

Ackman’s mistake is the same one Sean Quinn made with Anglo-Irish Bank shares – his position was just too big. Photograph: Alan Betson

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman last week finally gave up on controversial pharmaceutical firm Valeant, selling his stake and booking a loss thought to(...)

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