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  • Editor’s Picks / 06 February 2015 at 8:23 GMT

    In defence of activist investors

    The Economist
    ETFs are still on the rise, meaning the share of passive stakeholders is increasing. In that light, The Economist praises activist investors, that is funds holding a smaller stake in a listed company and using it to influence the management. While "a few will no doubt go too far, harming a decently run firm" one should be aware that "they often seek to improve firms’ boards rather than strip companies of assets", it says. Hence, those activists might be needed to counteract the growing chunk of "lazy capital" as ETFs.
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