Posts Tagged ‘Time Management’

Columbia Interview with Kingstown – Part 2

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July 18, 2017

Below is Part 2 of excerpts from an interview with Kingstown Capital Management (Michael Blitzer and Guy Shanon) conducted by the Columbia Business School Graham & Doddsville newsletter publication. Patience, Volatility, Clients “The longer we do this, duration of capital and time horizon has actually become more and more of a competitive edge. We’ve always […]

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Bill Lipschutz: Dealing With Mistakes

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June 10, 2013

The following excerpts are derived from Jack Schwager’s interview with Bill Lipschutz in The New Market Wizards. Lipschutz helped build and ran Salomon’s currency desk for many years – here is a 2006 EuroMoney Article with additional background on Bill Lipschutz. There are number of worthwhile portfolio management tidbits here, mainly the relationship between making mistakes, […]

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Buffett Partnership Letters: 1967 Part 2

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March 2, 2013

Continuation of our series on portfolio management and the Buffett Partnership Letters, please see our previous articles for more details. For any business, tapping the right client base and keeping those clients happy is crucial. To do so, Buffett believed in the establishment of mutually agreed upon objectives, and keeping his clients abreast of any changes in […]

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Munger Wisdom: 2013 Daily Journal Meeting

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February 9, 2013

Below are my personal notes (portfolio management highlights) from Charlie Munger’s Q&A Session during the 2013 Daily Journal Shareholders Meeting this Wednesday in Los Angeles. Opportunity Cost After the meeting, I approached Munger to ask him about his thoughts on opportunity cost (a topic that he mentioned numerous times while answering questions, and in previous […]

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An Interview with Bruce Berkowitz – Part 2

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January 26, 2013

Part 2 of portfolio management highlights extracted from an August 2010 WealthTrack interview with Consuelo Mack (in my opinion, WealthTrack really is an underrated treasure trove of investment wisdom). Be sure to check out Part 1. AUM, Compounding, Subscription, Redemptions “MACK: There’s a saying on Wall Street…that size is the enemy of performance… BERKOWITZ: …we think about […]

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Buffett Partnership Letters: 1965 Part 4

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January 19, 2013

Continuation of our series on portfolio management and the Buffett Partnership Letters, please see our previous articles for more details. AUM, Trackrecord, Sizing “…I believe that we have done somewhat better during the past few years with the capital we have had in the Partnership than we would have done if we had been working with a […]

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Buffett Partnership Letters: 1965 Part 3

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January 14, 2013

Continuation of our series on portfolio management and the Buffett Partnership Letters, please see our previous articles for more details. Control, Volatility “When such a controlling interest is acquired, the assets and earnings power of the business become the immediate predominant factors in value. When a small minority interest in a company is held, earning power and […]

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Buffett Partnership Letters: 1965 Part 2

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January 10, 2013

Continuation of our series on portfolio management and the Buffett Partnership Letters, please see our previous articles for more details. Trackrecord, Compounding, Duration, Special Situations, Time Management “A disadvantage of this business is that it does not possess momentum to any significant degree. If General Motors accounts for 54% of domestic new car registrations in 1965, it […]

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Planting Seeds of Expected Return

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December 11, 2012

We have been reading (and thoroughly enjoying) the humorously insightful letters of Daruma Capital’s Mariko Gordon (who manages ~$2Bn in a small-cap concentrated strategy). In her Feb 2010 letter, Gordon muses upon the source of portfolio returns (and consequently future portfolio expected return). As we have written in the past, future portfolio returns do not […]

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More Baupost Wisdom

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November 2, 2012

Before my November vacation, I will leave you with a juicy Baupost piece compiled through various sources that shall remain confidential. Instead of the usual excerpts or quotes, below are summaries of ideas and concepts. Creativity, Making Mistakes False precision is dangerous. Klarman doesn’t believe that a computer can be programmed to invest the way […]

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Lisa Rapuano Interview Highlights – Part 1

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October 10, 2012

Recently, I was lamenting the lack of female representation in investment management. Then in conversation, a friend reminded me of this insightful interview with Lisa Rapuano, who worked with Bill Miller for many years, and currently runs Lane Five Capital Management. The interview touches upon a number of relevant portfolio management topics. Rapuano has obviously […]

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Wisdom from Steve Romick: Part 1

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August 13, 2012

The content below is extracted from an interview with Steve Romick of First Pacific Advisors (Newsletter Fall 2010) published by Columbia Business School. Be sure to browse the other quarterly newsletters containing interviews with well-known investors. Many thanks to my friend Janice Davies of Karlin Asset Management for tipping PM Jar on this useful link. For more information on Steve […]

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Buffett Partnership Letters: 1962 Part 1

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July 8, 2012

This is a continuation in a series on portfolio management and the Buffett Partnership Letters. Please see our previous articles for more details. There are 3 separate letters detailing the occurrences of 1962: July 6, 1962 – interim (mid-year) letter December 24, 1962 – brief update with preliminary tax instructions January 18, 1963 – annual […]

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Klarman-Zweig Banter: Part 2

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May 7, 2012

Here is Part 2 of tidbits from a conversation between Seth Klarman and Jason Zweig. Part 1 and the actual text of the interview is available here. Time Management “…sourcing of opportunity…a major part of what we do – identifying where we are likely to find bargains. Time is scarce. We can’t look at everything.” […]

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Buffett Partnership Letters: 1959 & 1960

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April 28, 2012

This post is a continuation in a series on portfolio management and the Buffett Partnership Letters. Please refer to the initial post in this series for more details. Benchmark “My continual objective in managing partnership funds is to achieve a long-term performance record superior to that of the Industrial Average…Unless we do achieve this superior performance there is […]

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