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
Time Ends Sale Process After Activist Fund Pressure Wanes
The publisher's decision not to sell itself comes after the deadline for nominating dissident directors came and went, suggesting that pressure from activist fund Jana Partners was off.
GOP Bill Would Curb Shareholder Activism
Republicans argue that fewer investor proposals would provide needed relief to major corporations. The measure is part of a broader package of bank de-regulatory measures.
Pandora Continues To Delay Board Nomination Deadline While An Activist Lingers
The web-radio streaming company postponed the deadline for dissident director nominations again, suggesting that Carl Icahn protege Keith Meister continues to be seriously considering a proxy contest
Loeb Urges Honeywell To Spin Off Aerospace Unit
The activist investor said a move to spin off the unit would "transform Honeywell into an industrial growth company with a focus on automation and productivity."
Elliott Wants More Progress From Samsung Board
Samsung closed at a record high after it posted a solid first quarter and conceded partly to a push by activist investor Elliott Management to boost returns.