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Is piggybacking Peltz into GE a good strategy?

Nelson Peltz at Delivering Alpha 2015 in New York on July 15, 2015.
David A. Grogan | CNBC
Nelson Peltz at Delivering Alpha 2015 in New York on July 15, 2015.

Trian, the $13 billion activist hedge fund managed by Nelson Peltz, revealed that it bought approximately $2.5 billion worth of General Electric shares on Monday.

As this is the largest investment ever for Trian, investors may wonder if piggybacking Peltz's investments is a worthwhile strategy.

CNBC Pro ran the numbers and used a data service tool used by hedge funds to figure out how investors would have done by copying Trian's announced positions.

Here is what we found…


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