Investment idea generation.


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We take following activist investors and being a media outlet for activist investing seriously. There's a wide range of activist investors and we try to track all of them. Our goal is to find actionable ideas in the event driven space. With that, we analyze and report on hedge fund campaigns at companies, finding the best risk/reward opportunities with a given catalyst to unlock value. 

Activist Stocks opened its doors in 2015 as a research-as-a-service platform for the investment advisory business - Bridgewater Investments LLC - that we started in 2008. Since then, we've helped small asset managers and up start hedge funds find investment ideas. We've also worked with activist investors to find turnaround opportunities, as well as media companies looking to better understand and follow activist investors + hedge funds.  

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We reach thousands of hard-to-reach industry readers, including hedge fund managers, lawyers, proxy advisers, investment banking management, activist investors, company CEOs and management, and a host of other institutional investors. Banner and display ads are generally used to promote a product or event, or brand building. Then there's sponsorships, which includes sponsoring specific content or outreach via e-mail to our readers.  Pricing for display, native and sponsorship advertising varies by length and request.

Here's some info on reader demographics:

  • By age - 40% ages 35-44; 25% ages 25-34; 15% ages 45-54; 5% ages 18-24; 5% ages 65+.
  • Geo - 70% in U.S.; 5% in Canada; 2.5% in Germany; 2.5% in the U.K.; 2% in France; 2% in Australia, etc. 

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Marshall Hargrave

From working with Northwestern Mutual and various fintech startups, to opening an investment advisory business in 2008, Marshall has combined his passion with his work. Advising and consulting since the financial crisis, Marshall has hands-on experience with how activist investors and hedge funds view special situations in the stock. 



Appalachian State University - 2009
B.S. in Business Administration, Finance

Activities & Affiliations

• CFA Level II Candidate
• Former Registered Investment Advisor Representative - Series 65