Ronald Orol leads The Deal’s coverage activist hedge fund managers, a high-profile group of corporate investors who press for deals and were the subject of his 2007 book “Extreme Value Hedging: How Activist Hedge Fund Managers are Taking on the World.” Orol also specializes in the coverage of 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 BBC World Television and National Public Radio.
Recent Articles By The Author
CIT Reveals Fed's Objection to Capital Distribution Plan
The financial institution revealed that the central bank had concerns with its first stress test and that it took a $163 million charge related to a unit acquired from OneWest.
Ignore the Party Platforms: Pols Don't Really Want to Break Up JPMorgan
Reinstatement of Glass-Steagall is on both GOP and Democratic platforms -- but the legislative obstacles to separating a big bank's investment banking unit from its commercial bank division are large.
In Shock to Short-Sellers, Apollo Pays $1.6B for Outerwall
The parent company of Redbox DVD kiosks and Coinstar change machines agreed to be acquired in a deal that was largely driven by activist Engaged Capital's Glenn Welling.
Yahoo!'s $4.8 Billion Sale Brings to An End Years of Activism
The embattled web pioneer faced five high profile activist investors over the years, including Carl Icahn, Third Point's Dan Loeb and finally Starboard Value's Jeff Smith
Why Chipotle Could Become An Activist Target
If the share price continues on a downward trajectory, an activist could launch a campaign to reform executive pay and pressure the chain to sell off stores to franchisees