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

Third Point Urges Campbell Not To Hire CEO Before Fight

Third Point Urges Campbell Not To Hire CEO Before Fight

The insurgent investor suggested that the chance of the company being able to attract a first-rate CEO in the middle of a proxy fight was low.

Qualcomm's Modoff: Self-Driving Cars Will Emerge in Phases

Qualcomm's Modoff: Self-Driving Cars Will Emerge in Phases

The vice president of strategy and M&A at the super-sized chipmaker suggested that autonomous vehicles will emerge in cordoned off areas where cars drive on their own.

Amazon's Bezos: Big Companies 'Shouldn't be Vilified'

Amazon's Bezos: Big Companies 'Shouldn't be Vilified'

The founder of the e-commerce giant pushed back on critics who argued that the company should be broken up, arguing that big companies have value and should not be demonized.

United Technologies Beats On Earnings, Revenues

United Technologies Beats On Earnings, Revenues

Aerospace firm mum on activist investors' pressure to break up company.

Activist-Targeted Rent-A-Center Sold to Vintage

Activist-Targeted Rent-A-Center Sold to Vintage

Activist investor and Engaged Capital boss Glenn Welling is the architect behind the $15 a share deal.

Activist Spotlight: 2018 by the Numbers

Activist Spotlight: 2018 by the Numbers

A look back at the 2018 proxy season, as the top insurgent managers get set to speak at The Deal's annual corporate governance event in New York.

How Elliott Management's Paul Singer Took Activist Investing Global

How Elliott Management's Paul Singer Took Activist Investing Global

The insurgent investor behind Elliott Management by far has the most campaigns outstanding in the most countries and the most offices of any activist fund, plus transformative wins at Hyunda and Telecom Italia.

Lowe's Taps Home Depot Veteran As New CEO

Lowe's Taps Home Depot Veteran As New CEO

The insurgent behind Pershing Square accumulated about $1 billion worth of shares. He also backs Marvin Ellison, a Home Depot veteran tapped to be the company's next CEO. Ellison is taking on the company that he helped build into a powerhouse.

Ackman Targets Lowe's After Q1 Miss

Ackman Targets Lowe's After Q1 Miss

The insurgent behind Pershing Square accumulated about $1 billion worth of shares. He also backs Marvin Ellison, a Home Depot veteran tapped to be the company's next CEO.

ISS, Glass Lewis Oppose Facebook Directors

ISS, Glass Lewis Oppose Facebook Directors

Institutional Shareholder Services recommended that investors vote no in an uncontested election against five of nine Facebook directors, including the company's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, who holds the chairman position.