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‘I wouldn’t call it a victory’: Fossil Free Books organisers on Baillie Gifford’s exit from ...

The Guardian 11 Jun 2024
Despite its role in bringing the asset manager’s sponsorships to an end, the activist group has faced criticism that ‘not a dime has been divested from fossil fuels’ ... asset manager of “greenwashing”.
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GOP report blasts Wall Street firms over climate, alleging ‘collusion’

The Hill 11 Jun 2024
Specifically, they accused major asset managers BlackRock, State Street and Vanguard of being part of a “climate cartel” that also includes activist groups.
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An activist investor with a new $1.9 billion stake in Southwest is calling for big ...

Business Insider 10 Jun 2024
"We are not surprised by activist interest in Southwest given the very strong franchise ... Elliott Management, which oversees $66 billion in assets, is one of the world's most feared activist hedge funds.
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Baillie Gifford ‘set to withdraw funding from all book festivals’

The Times/The Sunday Times 05 Jun 2024
Baillie Gifford, which manages £225 billion in assets and has sponsored some events for decades, has been targeted by the activist group Fossil Free Books over its investment in fossil fuels and companies that have commercial dealings with Israel.
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Boycotts, blackmail, bankruptcy: the bleak future for book festivals

The Times/The Sunday Times 05 Jun 2024
Puzzles ... Crossword. Polygon. Sudoku ... This week the Cheltenham Literature Festival lost its £75,000 funding from the Scottish asset manager Baillie Gifford after a campaign from Fossil Free Books, the climate and anti-Israel activist group ... Culture. Books ... .
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Case against Baillie Gifford ‘rather tenuous’, says lawyer for Palestinians

The Times/The Sunday Times 03 Jun 2024
Philippe Sands KC said that claims made by Fossil Free Books, an activist group leading a boycott of literary festivals sponsored by the asset manager, had not yet been established ... UK. Related articles. How Bloomsbury dropped Tavistock clinic book ... .
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Filthy lucre is everywhere, but book festivals are an easy target for protesters’ fury

The Observer 02 Jun 2024
environmental activists, ... “We were trying to exert pressure on the asset manager to divest, rather than the festival itself,” the activist Grace Blakeley told the Telegraph after Hay’s announcement.
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Cambridge Literary Festival faces calls to drop sponsor Baillie Gifford in Gaza row

AOL 31 May 2024
The asset management firm has been dropped as sponsor of the Hay Festival and Edinburgh International Book Festival after authors threatened a boycott over the firm’s alleged links to Israel.
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Kohl’s tanks 26% as inflation-weary shoppers pull back to sink sales, profits

New York Post 30 May 2024
Ancora Holdings, Macellum Capital Management and Legion Partners Asset Management are among the other activist hedge funds that have pushed for changes at Kohl’s ... and Brigade Capital Management.
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Citrus County Chronicle 24 May 2024
A security officer while employees clean graffiti let ...
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Boaz v BlackRock: Whoever wins, closed-end funds lose

Economist 23 May 2024
But the asset-management giant’s battle with Saba Capital, an ...
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Former Republican Presidential Hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy Acquires Activist Stake in BuzzFeed

The Hollywood Reporter 22 May 2024
BuzzFeed has an activist investor, and it ... Ramswamy previously founded the biotechnology firm Roivant Sciences, and in 2022 launched Strive Asset Management, an “anti-woke” investment firm.
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A new generation at UC Berkeley pitches its tents

The Observer 28 Apr 2024
They’re particularly focused on the $427m investment portfolio of the school’s endowment with BlackRock, a global asset manager the activists say has holdings in weapons manufacturers.They also want ...
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The big challenge for Wall Street CEOs this spring: keeping both of their jobs

Business Insider 08 Apr 2024
Some investors want the three Wall Street leaders to only be CEO, not chair of their boards ... A UK activist fund is pushing for the same at BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager ... Most of them have been voted down or led to short-term changes ... ....

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