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October 22, 2008

It was hailed by fourth-generation chairman Bill Ford as a vote of confidence in Ford’s business plan, but activist investor Kirk Kerkorian’s dalliance with the car manufacturer has turned out to be all too brief after he admitted that he was looking to sell some or all of his stake.

It was hailed by fourth-generation chairman Bill Ford as a vote of confidence in Ford’s business plan, but activist investor Kirk Kerkorian’s dalliance with the car manufacturer has turned out to be all too brief after he admitted that he was looking to sell some or all of his stake.

July 1, 2008

Recently, families who founded and maintain control over public companies have seen the emergence of “activist investors” who challenge the family’s stewardship of the enterprise.

Dennis Jaffe is a founding partner of Relative Solutions, a family business consulting company.

Cherry Reynard is a freelance journalist specialising in investment advice and wealth management.

Dennis Jaffe says:

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