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Wachtell, the SEC, and Management
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The New York Times catches the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz asking the Securities and Exchange Commission to use the force of government to protect the firm's entrenched management clients by, as the Times puts it, amending the takeover rules "to limit the ability of hedge funds to quickly acquire positions in companies." The Times writer explains:

The small reporting change being proposed could significantly chill hedge fund activism and further entrench management.

The battle is only one front in the larger war against hedge funds. Companies are trying to place increased burdens on hedge fund activism. For example, companies are increasingly using poison pills to block activism. Family Dollar recently adopted a shareholder rights plan to limit investors to a 10 percent stake over the next year.

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Wachtell, the SEC, and Management
futureofcapitalism.com

The New York Times catches the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz asking the Securities and Exchange Commission to use the force of government to protect the firm's entrenched management clients by, as the Times puts it, amending the takeover rules "to limit the ability of hedge funds to quickly acquire positions in companies." The Times writer explains:

The small reporting change being proposed could significantly chill hedge fund activism and further entrench management.

The battle is only one front in the larger war against hedge funds. Companies are trying to place increased burdens on hedge fund activism. For example, companies are increasingly using poison pills to block activism. Family Dollar recently adopted a shareholder rights plan to limit investors to a 10 percent stake over the next year.

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