Ronald Orol

Ronald Orol leads The Deal's coverage of activist hedge fund managers, a high-profile group of corporate investors who press for blockbuster deals and were the subject of his book “Extreme Value Hedging: How Activist Hedge Fund Managers are Taking on the World.”  Orol also specializes in reporting on bank and securities regulation in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Orol’s reporting covers a wide range of Washington issues critical to dealmaking, including financial reform, Securities and Exchange Commission rules impacting IPOs and mergers and federal oversight of bank transactions. Orol is an occasional commentator on TheStreet TV, BBC World Television and National Public Radio.

Recent Articles By The Author

Ackman Details ADP Strategy as Investors Scratch Their Heads

Ackman Details ADP Strategy as Investors Scratch Their Heads

The beleaguered investor explains why he is seeking three seats on ADP's ten-person board even as investors and others scratch their heads over the insurgency.

Dan Loeb Is Looking Real Smart After Betting on Alibaba's Future

Dan Loeb Is Looking Real Smart After Betting on Alibaba's Future

In July the activist investor said the Chinese internet giant was at a "positive inflection point."

No Company Is Safe From Shareholder Attacks This Year

No Company Is Safe From Shareholder Attacks This Year

The Street's sister publication, The Deal, looked back over proxy season 2017 to pinpoint the more noteworthy trends and see what might be in store for next year.

P&G's Director Problem Takes Center Stage in Battle With Activist Nelson Peltz

P&G's Director Problem Takes Center Stage in Battle With Activist Nelson Peltz

The largest U.S. corporations have improved their corporate governance in many key areas in recent years. But there is a lot of work to do.