Bill Ackman

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Lady Gaga, whose label  Interscope is owned by Universal Music, sings at US president-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration in January.  Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Shares in Universal Music Group leapt by more than a third in their trading debut, valuing the world’s biggest label at €45.5 billion and delivering a(...)

CRH retreated 4.39% to €39.84 as construction-related stocks gave up some of the gains made in recent days. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rising Covid cases in Europe and the US dampened hopes of a recovery, leaving investors wary of shares and hitting travel stocks. DUBLIN Airline Rya(...)

Vivendi plans to list and spin-off 60 per cent of Universal Music to shareholders, cashing  in on the streaming boom and the lure of stars such as Taylor Swift. Photograph:  Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

Billionaire investor Bill Ackman will buy up to 10 per cent of Vivendi’s Universal Music Group through his main hedge fund, rather than a special purp(...)

Paul Coulson of Ardagh

You’ve got to hand it to Paul Coulson. The chairman and chief executive of Ardagh Group, maker of everything from beer bottles to cans for cold-brew c(...)

‘2021 could be a very, very good year in markets,’ says hedge fund manager Bill Ackman. Photograph:  Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

2020 was a roller-coaster ride for stock markets, with the S&P 500 ultimately enjoying strong gains after rallying over 65 per cent from March’s b(...)

Three businessmen have joined forces to create a blank-cheque company that caters to the demand for organic food and more sustainable consumer goods. Photograph: iStock

Three prominent French businessmen, including the telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel, who is a major shareholder in Eir, have joined forces to create a (...)

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(...)

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