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Paul Elliott Singer (born August 22, 1944) is an American hedge fund manager, investor, philanthropist, and political activist. He is the founder and CEO of hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation, a political activist and activist investor, and (via his Paul E. Singer Foundation) a prominent New York based philanthropist. In 2014, Forbes rated Singer's net worth as $1.9 billion. In 2015, Singer was 327th on the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans, 1006th among the world's billionaires, 350th of American billionaires, and the 16th highest earning hedge fund manager. Singer's business practices have been described by detractors as having the characteristics of a vulture fund, a characterization which Singer rejects. Singer is active in Republican Party politics and is known for his support of gay rights.

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Feared American vulture hedge fund Elliott has been ramping up its power over UK business after amassing an unrivalled war chest. The firm has been snapping up stakes in the companies behind some of the UK's best-known brands, demanding changes including break-ups, takeovers and restructuring. hedge fund
CommVault said Elliott, a hedge fund founded by billionaire investor Paul Singer, has nominated four people to join CommVault's board of directors. In a letter to CommVault's board, Elliott said it believes the company's current market value doesn't reflect its leadership in the data management ... investor
Commvault Systems Inc stake is new for [reportingPerson]. Date of activity: March 21, 2018. This shows Paul Singer's Elliott Associates's positive view for Commvault Systems Inc. The hedge fund is investor in the Finance sector. In the manager's last 13-F, we saw 25% of Paul Singer's Elliott Associates's ... investor

CommVault said Elliott, a hedge fund founded by billionaire investor Paul Singer, has nominated four people to join CommVault's board of directors. In a letter to CommVault's board, Elliott said it believes the company's current market value doesn't reflect its leadership in the data management software ... investor
Elliott, founded by Wall Street hedge fund pioneer Paul Singer, wants TIM to partially sell its fixed-line network, possibly through a listing, and has called for Vivendi's ... CHANGING DYNAMICS Activist investor Amber Capital, which looks for opportunities to improve corporate governance, has run 10 activist ... investor
After all, what sort of investor doesn't like traveling to AGMs or filling out a new proxy card ever three or four days? Paul Singer's pretty clever, too, though, and he suspects that Telecom Italia shareholders don't want to have to elect a new board three times a month. So he's happy to just cut the company's ... investor
Provident Financial (OTCPK:FPLPY, OTCPK:FPLPF) could be on the cusp of an activist battle with Paul Singer holding a 4.01% share in the company. Closing down the ... It was part of a succession of blow-ups for famous UK investor Neil Woodford, leaving him under pressure. In late November 2017, their ... investor
Hedge fund Elliott Associates, managed by billionaire Paul Singer, has taken a nearly 12% stake in Travelport, and documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission indicate major changes at the company -- including a sale -- could result. Activist investor Singer and his entities are known for ... investor
MUMBAI: The world's largest activist investor Elliott Management is circling the scandalhit Fortis Healthcare that is facing takeover bids. Hedge fund giant Paul Singer-led Elliot, which has caused several top management exits and selloffs through activist boardroom interventions, is mopping up Fortis ... investor
Narrowly behind Getson is Jaime Hobbeheydar — chief marketing officer of Paul Singer's Elliott Management — who's admired for many of the same ... Asked to name the best-connected people in the game, he singles out Getson for not just the volume of his investor relationships, but also their impact. investor
Singer is known to be an activist investor who forced Cognizant, where he owns four percent, to streamline the board and pay back $3.4 billion to shareholders. Analysts add that this move triggered others in the IT services industry to go ahead with a share buyback. Infosys too announced a share buyback worth Rs 13,000 ... investor
Saritha Rai Bloomberg. Employees walk past Wipro Ltd. signage as they enter the company's campus in Bangalore, India.(BVivek Prakash/BLOOMBERG). Billionaire Paul Singer's Elliott Management Corp. has bought a stake in Wipro Ltd., its first ever purchase of an Indian-based software outsourcer. investor
US hedge fund Elliott, controlled by billionaire investor Paul Singer, has reduced its stake in Romanian investment fund Fondul Proprietatea to under 10% following the fund's recent share buyback offer. Two investment vehicles controlled by Elliott, namely Manchester Securities Corp and Beresford Energy ... investor
An activist investor increased its position in Sky, a day after the broadcaster found itself at the centre of a takeover battle between Comcast and 21st Century Fox. ... Elliott is a hedge fund founded by Paul Singer, the billionaire financier, and is renowned for pushing for change at the companies it invests in. investor

The fund, founded by billionaire Paul Singer in 1977, dedicated three pages to describing its negative view of cryptocurrencies in a quarterly letter to clients, the Business Insider reported. In the letter, Elliott Management claimed that people “encountering cryptocurrency have switched from sense of WTHIT ... investor
Elliott Capital Advisors, a subsidiary of the New York-based hedge fund Elliott Management, founded by the billionaire Paul Singer, revealed the stake in a regulatory filing today, but gave no further details. The disclosure coincided with an announcement from Fidessa that it had agreed to a £1.4 billion ... investor
Elliott Management, a $34 billion hedge fund founded by billionaire Paul Singer, is once again beating the drum about an impending market crash. In a January letter to clients seen by Business Insider, Elliott dedicated a little more than two pages to its thesis, starting the section by saying: "We like the word ... investor
Elliott Management leader Paul Singer (Trades, Portfolio) released his portfolio for the final quarter of 2017 last week, listing eight new holdings. The well-known activist investor typically takes large stakes in underperforming companies and then pushes management to implement changes that will turn ... investor
Billionaire investor Paul Singer thinks that "FOMO" has now trumped "WTHIT" — two acronyms he's used to describe the cryptocurrency market. What You Need To Know. In a letter obtained by Business Insider, Singer, the founder of the $34-billion hedge fund Elliott Management, told his clients that ... investor
Elliott Management, a $34 billion hedge fund founded by the billionaire Paul Singer, has an abbreviation to describe the folly surrounding cryptocurrencies: WTHIT. "FOMO (fear of missing out) has solidly trumped WTHIT (what the hell is this??)," Elliott told clients in a January 26 letter seen by Business ... investor
Billionaire Paul Singer's ruthless hedge fund has increased its stake in Sky as the future of the broadcaster's news channel hangs in the balance. The move by Elliott Capital Advisors comes little over a week after it emerged its 1.1 per cent stake has increased to 1.86 per cent, according to regulatory filings. investor
More than 20 years ago, Paul Singer, who ran what was then a little-known New York-based hedge fund, stunned a federal courtroom with his brash admission. Read Part 1 of the ... Multibillion-dollar hedge funds run by billionaires know they do not make for sympathetic plaintiffs. Yet seldom have ... hedge funds
The world's largest activist investor Elliott Management is circling the scandal hit Fortis Healthcare that is facing takeover bids. Hedge fund giant Paul Singer-led Elliot, which has caused several top management exits and selloffs through activist boardroom interventions, is mopping up Fortis shares in a rare ... hedge funds
A spokesman for New York-based Apollo declined to comment. Representatives for Claire's and the creditors declined to comment or didn't respond to messages. New York-based Monarch specializes in distressed companies, while Elliott Capital is run by Paul Singer, the billionaire and activist investor. hedge funds
Jeffrey C. Smith is an activist hedge fund manager at Starboard Value and has been titled the “investor CEOs fear most” by fortune. Mr. Smith also exited his ... Paul Singer is the founder and CEO of Elliot Management Corporation, one of the oldest hedge funds on Wall Street. Fortune magazine called him ... hedge funds
Elliott is a hedge fund and activist investor, operating as a subsidiary of the New York-based industry giant Elliott Management, founded by Paul Singer, the Wall Street billionaire. It has claimed that BHP Billiton's existing structure is overly complex and “obsolete” and believes that unification would provide ... hedge funds
SYDNEY-- BHP Billiton Ltd., its net profit off 37%, signaled it may be willing to yield to an activist investor's latest assault on its corporate structure, even as it lifted its ... Elliott, founded by Paul Singer, owns roughly 5% of BHP's London stock, and is known for its power to disrupt company boardrooms. hedge funds
If things don't improve soon, many believe an activist investor might jump into the situation with a campaign to improve UPS' bottom line. ... Elliott Management's Paul Singer is still in the midst of a campaign it launched in 2015 against XPO Logistics Inc. (XPO - Get Report) , in an attempt to get what it deems ... hedge funds
Elliott Management leader Paul Singer (Trades, Portfolio) released his portfolio for the final quarter of 2017 last week, listing eight new holdings. The well-known activist investor typically takes large stakes in underperforming companies and then pushes management to implement changes that will turn ... hedge funds
Billionaire investor Paul Singer thinks that "FOMO" has now trumped "WTHIT" — two acronyms he's used to describe the cryptocurrency market. What You Need To Know. In a letter obtained by Business Insider, Singer, the founder of the $34-billion hedge fund Elliott Management, told his clients that ... hedge funds
Elliott Management, a $34 billion hedge fund founded by the billionaire Paul Singer, has an abbreviation to describe the folly surrounding cryptocurrencies: WTHIT. "FOMO (fear of missing out) has solidly trumped WTHIT (what the hell is this??)," Elliott told clients in a January 26 letter seen by Business ... hedge funds
A provision in the new GOP tax law would allow hedge fund managers to dodge a longer waiting period to claim the carried interest provision. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that the Internal Revenue Service will attempt to offer guidance to close the loophole. The provision is another example of the ... hedge funds
Imperva Inc stake is new for [reportingPerson]. Date of activity: February 9, 2018. This shows Paul Singer's Elliott Associates's positive view for Imperva Inc. The hedge fund is investor in the Finance sector. In the manager's last 13-F, we saw 25% of Paul Singer's Elliott Associates's portfolio is in the sector. hedge funds
BHP, which has recently come under fresh pressure from activist investor Elliott Advisors, is expected to report first-half results next week. Elliott, founded by billionaire Paul Singer, has been pushing BHP to scrap its dual listing and offload its US oil and gas assets after an ill-fated $20 billion investment in ... hedge funds
The move suggests that Hock is trying to compromise, in a bid to gain more support from the company's sizeable institutional investor class who would ... s Paul Singer, an activist investor, who is seeking to have Qualcomm pay $135 a share, significantly more than its agreed-upon $110 a share NXP offer. hedge funds
The billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones told Wall Street investors last week that he expected market volatility to go up. ... before, according to a separate person who attended the conference, as have other hedge fund titans — including Baupost Group's Seth Klarman and Elliott Management's Paul Singer. hedge funds
Peabody Energy Corp stake is new for [reportingPerson]. Date of activity: January 31, 2018. This shows Paul Singer's Elliott Associates's positive view for Peabody Energy Corp. The hedge fund is investor in the Energy sector. In the manager's last 13-F, we saw 9% of Paul Singer's Elliott Associates's ... hedge funds
Conservative billionaire Paul Singer is a financial backer of the Washington Free Beacon, which last year acknowledged that it hired the firm Fusion GPS in 2015, as part of an effort to research all GOP primary candidates. The Free Beacon has publicly distanced itself from Steele and his dossier, which was ... hedge funds
Indeed, months earlier in September or October 2015, the Washington Free Beacon, which is funded in part by billionaire Paul Singer, had engaged Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Trump. And while Democrats were working with Fusion, Republicans were working with a Steve Bannon enterprise to dig up ... hedge funds
Elliott, run by billionaire investor Paul Singer, owns a 7.2 percent stake in NXP worth roughly $3 billion. Elliott's presentation said $135 per share before a takeover premium would be a reasonable price for NXP, based on a financial analysis done by the hedge fund and its financial adviser UBS Group AG. hedge funds
Elliott Management, the aggressive New York investor set up by billionaire financier Paul Singer, has built up a 1.1% stake ahead of a possible shareholder vote on its £11.7bn takeover by 21st Century Fox. Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp, owner of The Sunday Times, is co-chairman of Fox. hedge funds
Shares of FirstEnergy were up more than 12 percent at roughly $33 on news of the $2.5 billion equity investment, which the company called "transformational." The investment comes from activist investor Paul Singer's Elliot Management and Bluescape Partners, a private investment firm run by Charles ... hedge funds
That acquisition effort is being complicated by Elliott Management's Paul Singer, an activist investor, who is seeking to have Qualcomm pay more than its agreed upon $110 a share to buy NXP. Singer sought to bolster those efforts by issuing a 19-page UBS report it had commissioned suggesting that the ... hedge funds
Activist investors, by contrast — people like Bill Ackman, Carl Icahn, and Paul Singer — seek to hold companies accountable by launching activist campaigns for ... Sam Zell, a billionaire investor who founded investment firm Equity Group Investments, in an appearance on CNBC on Tuesday said Fink is ... hedge funds
As Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM - Get Report) attacked a hostile bid from Broadcom (AVGO - Get Report) in a Tuesday investor web cast, an investor snubbed the mobile chipmaker's bid ... NXP shareholder Ramius Advisors LLC came out against Qualcomm's bid, which Paul Singer's Elliott Management Corp. has also attacked. hedge funds
It was first retained to gather dirt on Trump during the GOP primaries by The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website funded in part by Paul Singer, the billionaire hedge-fund operative and deep-pocketed Republican donor. It was only after Trump had clinched the nomination that associates of ... hedge funds
Elliott Management, which is controlled by the U.S. investor Paul Singer, also called for sweeping changes at Bezeq. In a letter to Bezeq's interim chairman ... Singer is a billionaire investor who formed Elliott Management 40 years ago and now manages $34.1 billion. Last May it raised more than $5 billion ... hedge funds


 

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