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

How Barclays' U.K. Fraud Case May Rekindle 'Too Big to Jail' Ire

How Barclays' U.K. Fraud Case May Rekindle 'Too Big to Jail' Ire

It's a classic example of headline risk on a topic Wall Street would prefer to avoid.

Wall Street's Biggest Banks Score High on First Round of Stress Tests

Wall Street's Biggest Banks Score High on First Round of Stress Tests

Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and State Street clear thresholds - but barely

Uber Brings In New PE Shop Director After Bonderman Resignation

Uber Brings In New PE Shop Director After Bonderman Resignation

The ride-sharing company brought in TPG Capital principal David Trujillo to replace outgoing director David Bonderman, who made sexist remarks to a fellow board member of the ride-sharing service company.

Blue Apron's Debut Shaken By Amazon-Whole Foods Deal

Blue Apron's Debut Shaken By Amazon-Whole Foods Deal

The offering comes at an unsettling time for the New York-based meal kit delivery service as the markets contemplate the impact of the "800 pound gorilla" on the food industry.

A Corvex Director Battle At Energen Could Be Next

A Corvex Director Battle At Energen Could Be Next

The oil and gas company said it will maintain its business plan, a blow to activist investor Keith Meister and his efforts to have it consider a sale