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South Korea Hedge Fund Inspired by Elliott Eyes Chaebol Cash

  • Lime Asset says country’s conglomerates will have to dip in
  • Free cash flow at Korea’s largest firms tripled since 2008
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Korean Hedge Fund Eyes Chaebol Cash

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A homegrown hedge fund has taken up activism in South Korea, betting the country’s family-owned conglomerates will have to deploy their cash hoards.

The timing couldn’t be better after Elliott Management Corp.’s campaign pushed Samsung Electronics Co. to boost its dividend and amid the start of a stewardship code last December.