--Hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. has amassed a multibillion-pound stake in British pharma company GlaxoSmithKline PLC, the Financial Times reports.

--Elliott's investment comes after shareholders' disappointment at the leadership of CEO Dame Emma Walmsley, who is breaking up the company starting next year by separating the consumer-health business and the vaccine division, according to the FT.

--GSK management is also being blamed for underperforming peers and lagging in the race to develop a Covid-19 vaccine, the FT reports.

--GSK shares are up 64.2 pence, or 5%, at 1,353.8 pence.


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