Sony E-mail Hacks Reveal Loeb’s Influence

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Mark Melin
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Wall Street is, in large part, the center of a game of fear, intimidation, greed and, in some cases, financial exhilaration. This game is best played by the masters and is exemplified by top hedge fund managers in the activist space. For the most part the fear an activist such as Third Point’s Dan Loeb instills inside the plush corner offices of corporate management is well known but not often documented. Activists are the one hedge fund category where a fund manager’s reputation can drive terror among their pray and, in the process, become a core reason for their success. Sony…

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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.