h/t to Activist Insight for the first half 2015 review of activist investing.
The U.S. remains the key market where activist investors are active.
Most of proxy contests are settled.
Clint Carlson's Carlson Capital Double Black Diamond fund returned 3.34% in August net of fees. Following this performance, the fund is up 8.82% year-to-date net, according to a copy of the firm's August investor update, which ValueWalk has been able to review. On a gross basis, the Double Black Diamond fund added 4.55% in August Read More
The most popular tactic remains getting on the board. Pushing for sale, buybacks and CEO removal all up much higher year-over-year.
AUM is on the rise, with public demands tracking lower.
Mid-cap and smaller stocks tracking lower in terms of being targeted by activists.