Boardroom battles: Why activist hedge funds are back in the spotlight

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From the new UK chancellor’s career background to the latest campaigns from the best-known US managers, activist hedge funds are firmly back in the spotlight, not least after a stellar 12 months of performance.

Before being named Chancellor of the Exchequer earlier this month, Rishi Sunak originally cut his teeth at The Children’s Investment Fund Management (TCI) - Sir Chris Hohn’s well-known activist giant which made 41 per cent last year - later co-running London-based long/short equity fund Theleme Partners before going into politics full-time. 

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