Charlotte Street Partners

Li-Ann Chin

House on fire

House on fire Written by Li-Ann Chin, associateEdited by Adam Shaw, associate partner 9 December 2021 Good morning, Founded in 1977 by “vulture capitalist” Paul Singer, activist fund Elliott Advisors specialises in buying shares in publicly listed companies and then agitating for accelerated change to boost their share prices. It has earned a reputation as a no-holds-barred activist …

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Hooked on coal

Hooked on coal Written by Li-Ann Chin, associateEdited by Scott Reid, associate partner 9 November 2021 Good morning, As world leaders resume their climate talks in Glasgow this week, many will hope to sound the death knell for coal as a global source of power. Indeed, a coalition of more than 40 countries including Poland, Chile …

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Mark’s metaverse mission

Mark’s metaverse mission Written by Li-Ann Chin, associateEdited by David Gaffney, partner 25 October 2021 Good morning, A month ago, Frances Haugen, a former Facebook product manager leaked tens of thousands of internal company documents that reveal Facebook “knew its products were damaging teenagers’ mental health”, fomented ethnic violence in countries such as Ethiopia and failed to curb misinformation …

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Winter of discontent

Winter of discontent Written by Li-Ann Chin, associateEdited by Scott Reid, associate partner 27 September 2021 Good morning, The Bank of England published its prediction last Thursday that the annual inflation rate is likely to peak above four per cent by the end of 2021 as a result of surging household energy bills. The persistent pressure on …

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Beijing’s bid to join mega trade pact

Beijing’s bid to join mega trade pact Written by Li-Ann Chin, associateEdited by Iain Gibson, associate partner 22 September 2021 Good morning, Last Thursday, headlines were made when the US, Australia and the UK announced a controversial trilateral security pact, Aukus, designed to counter the rise of China’s influence in the Indo-Pacific region, according to anonymous …

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Tax the rich?

Tax the rich? Written by Li-Ann Chin, associateEdited by Adam Shaw, associate partner 16 August 2021 Good morning, It has been a big week in politics in both the UK and the US. Wonder Woman or Wicked Witch – depending on which side of the US two-party system you speak to – congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, also …

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