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Activist Fund

An activist fund is a popular type of hedge fund. This is where a large portion of a business is bought up by an investorís fund. This is used to help with influencing the finances of a group for oneís financial benefit. An example of an activist fund comes from Carl Icahnís Icahn Fund. This fund worked to buy up a massive stake in Time Warner that worked to help improve the companyís share values.


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