Sat, Apr 18, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Update: Greenlight Capital speaks out to investors and the media, pushing for support of its Apple campaign

Friday, February 22, 2013

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As Opalesque has reported, hedge fund activist David Einhorn and his firm Greenlight Capital have launched a fight over a change to Apple's corporate charter that would require shareholder approval for the issuance of preferred stock. Einhorn says that the change is a bad idea, and spoke directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook on the matter. He's also filed a lawsuit claiming that the vote as currently slated to happen during Apple's annual shareholder meeting at the end of this month is a violation of SEC rules. Since then, a few big names who are also Apple shareholders like CalPERs, ISS, and Glass Lewis have all come out in support of Apples proposed change. Now, as the shareholder meeting looms large, Einhorn took to the phones speaking to investors and the media about why his ideas are better.

"It's not complicated, it's simple," Einhorn said of his idea on a call with the media earlier this afternoon. In essence, he views the change as a means of killing off preferred stock or at least making it significantly more difficult to issue. Instead, he wants Apple to distribute perpetual preferred shares to Apple shareholders for free. In the presentation he cited IBM and Texas Instruments as examples of companies that are friendly to shareholders and reiterated his claim that the proposed proxy wo......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Tiger Global falls 2.9% in March, down 5.3% in Q1[more]

    From Reuters.com: Investment firm Tiger Global Management, one of the hedge fund industry's most closely watched players, told clients that its hedge fund lost 5.3 percent during the first quarter, an investor said on Wednesday. Much of the decline came in March when the fund lost 2.9 percent,

  2. It’s not just hedge funds—IMF study finds stability risks from ‘vanilla’ funds[more]

    From MarketWatch.com: Leveraged hedge funds and banklike money-market funds are the parts of the asset-management industry most associated with risks to financial stability. But a report from the International Monetary Fund suggests that “plain-vanilla” mutual funds and exchange-traded funds also ca

  3. Hedge funds gain 2.4% in Q1 driven by currency and commodity markets[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted positive results last March to conclude a strong first quarter, with performance driven by strong macro trends in currency and commodity markets, complemented by broad-based gains and positioning in event driven, equity hedge and fixed income-b

  4. Hedge funds looking to continue their rally in Q2[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds finished the first quarter on a strong note and are looking to continue the rally in the second quarter, said Lyxor Asset Management in its Weekly Brief. The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index is up 0.4% over the week

  5. Hedge funds down -0.17% in March (+1.23%YTD)[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of –0.17% in March to end Q1 2015 up 1.23%, compared to the S&P 500 which increased 0.96%, according to the latest data from eVestment. Hedge fund performance returns were mixed in March amid increased equity

 

banner