High-profile investors such as Carl C. Icahn have helped define the image of activist shareholders by storming into companies and pushing for change. A less visible type of activism exists among some mutual funds, one that employs quiet diplomacy to press for change and boost a stock.
With the number of global investment opportunities only growing, many fund managers might simply pass by a stock they consider a fixer-upper. Others see opportunity beyond some blemishes.
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