Bill Ackman

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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(...)

Active fund management is in retreat, with investors increasingly flocking to low-cost passive investing strategies, but is there a danger of overshoo(...)

Warren Buffett (speaking for the Hillary Clinton campaign): like other legendary fund managers, he has had his bad years along with the good. Photograph: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

Many investors are sceptical of the oft-repeated advice that it is extremely difficult to beat the stock market, arguing that legendary money managers(...)

Marks & Spencer: the retailer rose today, extending a rally from yesterday when its results beat forecasts

Global equity markets bounced, paced by a jump in oil prices today, but were still on track for a weekly decline. The Iseq rose as stocks on Wall St(...)

Inside the Federal Reserve  in Washington. Photograph:  EPA/SHAWN THEW

Anxiety regarding Federal Reserve plans caused stocks to retreat last week – or so we’re told. The Fed recently left rates unchanged and signalled two(...)

Limiting the downside doesn’t mean investors can’t enjoy decent upside, according to David Conlon of Merrion Investment Managers

Like hedge funds, absolute return funds aim to protect investors from the serious downside associated with difficult market environments. But limiting(...)

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