Banks Defending Against Activists See Growth Market

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Mark Melin
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U.S. activist investing is increasing at a historic pace, with the flow of money now getting so large that evidence suggests that even the once untouchable Goliath corporations are now targets.  Such activity has significantly benefited a little discussed business segment: the activist defense industry. There have been more activist campaigns against corporations in the S&P 500 in 2014 than at any other full year, a Factset report notes, with 29 total campaigns eclipsing the total year activity in 2006, when the company first started tracking such behavior. Investments banks involved in activist defense cases Who are the top firms…

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.