Paul Singer

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A trader at CMC Markets in London: financial markets are being subjected to a daily barrage of mixed Brexit headlines. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Currency traders in London, preparing for an all-nighter on Tuesday as Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement was supposed to come before the UK parlia(...)

The Ricard family is the largest shareholder in Pernod Ricard, with a 16 per cent stake and 22 per cent of voting rights.  Photograph: iStock

Billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management pounced on another European corporate icon, building a stake in Pernod Ricard in an effort to boost retur(...)

Twist in the tale: Waterstones-owned Hodges Figgis on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A change of ownership can be relied upon to heighten tensions among both the staff of a business and anybody whose livelihood depends on it. The propo(...)

A unit of activist hedge fund Elliott Management now holds more than $1 billion (€810 million) of shares in three key affiliates of South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group, and said more needs to be done to reform the company

A unit of activist hedge fund Elliott Management now holds more than $1 billion (€810 million) of shares in three key affiliates of South Korea’s Hyun(...)

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(...)

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