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Highfields Capital Pushes Genworth Financial To Let Go Of Mortgage Insurance

Breakups seem to have become activists’ favorite tools when faced with an underperforming company. Following John Paulson’s pressure to Hartford to spin off its life business, Highfields Capital has disclosed it is in talks with Genworth Financial(GNW) with options that may include a spinoff of its mortgage insurance business. Highfields, a Boston-based hedge fund still run by co-founder… Read More »

First American Financial Corp.

Image via Wikipedia First American Financial Corporation is scheduled to be spun-off from First American Corporation later on this year (from the proxy filed 4/26/10 the targeted date is June 1st 2010). Spin-offs are some of my favorite investments because some of them offer distinct advantages over other investments: 1. When they begin trading, they are more prone… Read More »