Latest News in Activist Investing

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Since most hedge funds get paid based on their returns for the year, managers who do not want to underperform the market often turn to shareholder activism as a way to increase shareholder value and ultimately boost their returns.

Here at Stockpickr.com, we track many of the latest activist situations for those interested in piggybacking the best activist investors. This week's activist ideas are particularly focused on small and mid-sized companies, including Strategic Hotels ( BEE) and Taylor Capital ( TAYC).

To read more, visit Stockpickr.com.

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