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Gentlemen Prefer Profit

Shareholder activist Alexander Roepers continues his search for predictable revenues.

"I always envisioned something could go wrong," concedes Alexander Roepers. "This was worse than I expected." Roepers, a shareholder activist who prefers to work behind the scenes when trying to sway management ("The Gentleman Activist," July/August 2008), has seen billions of dollars under his supervision evaporate over the past year.

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