The Children's Investment Fund (TCI)
The Children's Investment Fund (TCI) is an activist London based hedge fund founded by Chris Hohn in 2003. TCI derives its name from a foundation called The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) run by Hohn's wife, Jamie Cooper-Hohn. A portion of TCI's profits go to The Children's Investment Fund Foundation making it one of Great Britain's largest charities. TCI aims to bring a long-term and owner-oriented investing philosophy to the public markets. The firm only takes capital from investors that will commit for multi-year periods. TCI uses a fundamental approach to identify attractive investments and seeks to maintain a constructive, open dialogue with management teams and boards of the companies in which it invests. However, TCI will take active roles if it feels the board and management are not acting in the best interests of the shareholders. After management at the publicly traded German stock exchange, the Deutsche Borse, ignored the shareholders requests to vote on the proposed acquisition of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) was ignored, TCI successfully fought for board and management change. Afterwards, Deutsche Borse increased in value by 400%.
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