Hedge fund tracking
We recommend monitoring the hedge fund sub-group as part of an institutional campaign. M&A transactions generate increased interest from hedge/arbitrage funds, which generally start appearing as holders of companies involved in M&A shortly after the announcement of a deal. They will continue to hold positions through to deal completion with a view to making quick gains. Often, the positions are held in trading or prime broking accounts in the form of CFDs which do not have voting rights, but are convertible into physical positions with the rights to vote. We work to uncover these hidden positions and establish positive relationships.