Lauren Taylor Wolfe says it’s just too risky for investors to ignore ESG amid recent pushback

(Click here to subscribe to the Delivering Alpha newsletter.) According to Deloitte, global ESG assets under professional management could be worth $80 trillion by 2024. But this growth in popularity combined with a global energy crisis has the sector facing increasing polarization. Critics worry that capital dedicated to ESG investments will further one value system at the expense of others.  Lauren Taylor […]

Billionaire Lukas Walton’s family office accelerates impact-investing push

Lukas Walton Builders Vision, the investing and philanthropy platform of billionaire Lukas Walton, has shifted its $1 billion endowment into what it calls “impact investments,” leading a broader shift in family offices to connect their investing and giving. Chicago-based Builders Vision will announce today that its Builders Initiative Foundation has moved 90% of its endowment into “mission-related” investments — investments […]

Wall Street’s top analysts bet on these stocks as economic uncertainty increases

Apple CEO Tim Cook presents the new iPhone 14 at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 7, 2022.  Carlos Barria | Reuters The market outlook is becoming increasingly uncertain, given unwieldy inflation and a slowing economy. Stocks ended Friday with losses. They were ultimately unable to bounce back from a deep sell-off on Tuesday in […]

Voss Capital backs a strategic review at Griffon, and a new opportunity to create value may emerge

Artistgndphotography | E+ | Getty Images Company: Griffon (GFF) Business: Griffon operates through two segments. Consumer and Professional Products (“CPP”) conducts its operations through AMES. Founded in 1774, AMES is the leading North American manufacturer and a global provider of branded consumer and professional tools and products for home storage and organization, landscaping and enhancing outdoor lifestyles. CPP sells products […]

How crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried survived the market wreckage and still expanded his empire

FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has been shopping for bargains amid the industry’s recent carnage and said he still has cash to spend if opportunity knocks. It may seem strange. Other multibillion-dollar crypto giants spiraled into bankruptcy this year. FTX’s main competitor, Coinbase, has seen its shares plunge 70% and has laid off a fifth of its workforce as crypto prices […]

Ares Management CEO Michael Arougheti breaks down where to find yield in a world of uncertainty

(Click here to subscribe to the Delivering Alpha newsletter.) Inflation, a hawkish Fed, fears of a recession have all made 2022 a tough environment for investing.  A traditional portfolio of stocks and bonds is deeply in the red, leaving investors to seek diversity elsewhere.  Ares Management, however, has been a beneficiary of the current environment. With hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth […]

Cathie Wood’s contrarian deflation call gets endorsements from Elon Musk, Jeffrey Gundlach

Cathie Wood, chief executive officer and chief investment officer, Ark Invest, gestures as she speaks during the Bitcoin 2022 Conference at Miami Beach Convention Center on April 7, 2022 in Miami, Florida. Marco Bello | Getty Images Cathie Wood, Wall Street’s most vocal proponent of deflation, is getting a few high-profile supporters even as price pressures continued to surprise to […]

Wall Street’s top analysts are bullish on these stocks amid an uncertain economy

In this article ORCL CHWY MSFT CRDO AMBA Microsoft Corporation headquarters at Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris, France, April 18, 2016. Charles Platiau | Reuters Stocks broke a three-week losing streak on Friday, but uncertainty looms over the horizon as the Federal Reserve prepares for its September meeting. The prospect of a sizable interest rate hike is just around the corner, and […]

AMC’s new ‘APE’ units are a meme-friendly way for the theater chain to raise cash fast

In this article AMC AMC Entertainment has embarked on a meme-friendly experiment to give a token reward to its retail investor base while also creating a backdoor way to raise more cash down the line. The theater chain’s new preferred share class — called “APE” units — begin trading on Monday after being distributed to shareholders as a dividend last […]

How activist Politan Capital may find an opportunity to trim costs, build value at Masimo

In this article MASI Dobrila Vignjevic | E+ | Getty Images Company: Masimo (MASI) Business: Masimo is a global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and markets a variety of noninvasive monitoring technologies and hospital automation solutions. Their core business is measure-through-motion and low perfusion pulse oximetry. They sell highly technical pulse oximeter devices to hospitals and operate in a […]

This $3.8 billion hedge fund is shaking up the industry with its pay-for-performance model

(Click here to subscribe to the Delivering Alpha newsletter.) When Peter Kraus founded Aperture Investors, he deviated from the traditional active management model. Rather than raking in fixed fees, Kraus’ $3.8 billion firm operates on a fee structure linked to performance, charging 30 percent of alpha. That’s higher than the industry standard but since inception, about half of Aperture’s funds have delivered […]

Wall Street’s top analysts say these are their top picks right now

NVIDIA President and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang Robert Galbraith | Reuters This past week revealed several key economic updates for July, including a strong labor market, cooler-than-expected inflation, and a lower budget deficit, all of which have kept market spirits high. As cheerful as investors might be thanks to all the good news, a looming uncertainty still calls for making careful […]

Activist Meister eyes up another possible conglomerate break-up to unlock value

In this article IEP Keith Meister, founder and chief investment officer at Corvex Management LP. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Company: MDU Resources Group Inc. (MDU) MDU Resources is a regulated energy delivery and construction materials and services business. The company is organized into the following four business segments: (i) utilities: electric and natural gas distribution, (ii) pipeline, (iii) construction materials […]