Paul Singer

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Claire’s Stores, the fashion accessories chain where legions of preteens got their ears pierced, is preparing to file for bankruptcy in the coming weeks, according to sources

Claire’s Stores, the fashion accessories chain where legions of preteens got their ears pierced, is preparing to file for bankruptcy in the coming wee(...)

UK medical device maker Smith & Nephew has come under pressure from  Paul Singer’s aggressive activist fund Elliott Management o shed certain parts of its business, in a move that could make the company a more attractive takeover target.

A unit of Paul Singer’s aggressive activist fund Elliott Management has pushed for UK medical device maker Smith & Nephew to shed certain parts of(...)

The Central Bank called in May for greater clarification on ETF ownership and pricing. Photograph: Alan Betson

Record-breaking inflows into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) this year are fuelling fears that the tide of money surging into passive investment is helpi(...)

Paul Singer contends that passive strategies, which buy a variety of securities to match the overall performance of an index, aren’t truly “investing” and that index fund providers don’t have incentive to push companies to change for the better and create shareholder value. Photograph: Jacob Kepler/Bloomberg

Billionaire Paul Singer is warning of a growing and menacing threat: passive investing. “Passive investing is in danger of devouring capitalism,” S(...)

The election of a young, gay Taoiseach with Indian heritage would have seemed utterly unimaginable until recently. Photograph: EPA

Last week, on a trip from New York to London, I stopped off in Ireland to visit some relatives in Galway. As we sat around the kitchen table, I heard(...)

In August Paul Singer, manager of the $28 billion (€26 billion) Elliott Management fund, said investors are facing “the biggest bond bubble in world h(...)

Irish pension funds are slowing the pace at which they build up allocations to low yielding euro zone government bonds.

It has been described as “the biggest bond bubble ever” and it is on course to decimate investors around the world, if some market commentators are to(...)

Elliot Management’s move is post-M&A arbitrage, or “bumpitrage”, where funds agitate for a rise in bid prices. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg via Getty Images

US activist fund Elliot Management has increased its stake in Poundland to about 17.5 per cent within days of the discount chain agreeing to be bought(...)

A bronze of a bull fighting with a bear is displayed at the Museum of American Finance on Wall St in New York City. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Some of the world’s most prominent investors are making increasingly bearish noises regarding the health of global financial markets. Could another fi(...)

Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panama: Files show client roster that includes drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders - and wrongdoing galore

Mossack Fonseca & Co. had a problem in Vegas. Legal papers filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas claimed that the Panama-based law firm had(...)

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