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

Gauging Beijing's Response to Potential U.S. Trade Sanctions

Gauging Beijing's Response to Potential U.S. Trade Sanctions

Wall Street tries to predict how China is likely to react to blocked deals, import tariffs and currency manipulation charges by the Trump administration.

Insurgents Add Their Voices to Criticism of Snap IPO

Insurgents Add Their Voices to Criticism of Snap IPO

Activists at an investment conference echo institutions' complaints over the disappearing message app board's issuance of nothing but non-voting shares.

What's Next for U.S.-China Dealmaking Under Trump

What's Next for U.S.-China Dealmaking Under Trump

Wall Street financiers continue to expect a radical shift in the nature of the U.S.-China relationship, with significant ripple effects hitting trade and cross-border deals.

ValueAct's Ubben Disinvesting in the Market

ValueAct's Ubben Disinvesting in the Market

Activist investor Jeff Ubben says he has put about $3 billion into cash.

How Starboard Hopes to Extract Value From Tribune

How Starboard Hopes to Extract Value From Tribune

The fund recently disclosed a stake in the broadcaster, an investment suggesting a campaign pushing for stock buybacks, asset sales or an auction of the whole company could be next.