Sunday, 29 March 2015
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Jan 21 2014 | 10:54am ET
Warren Buffett is proving to have as keen an eye for talent as he has for investment opportunity. In fact, if last year's any indication, he's an even better talent scout than he is an investor.
Two former hedge fund managers hired by the Berkshire Hathaway chief a few years ago to eventually succeed him outdid the Oracle of Omaha in 2013. Indeed, both Todd Combs and Ted Wechsler managed to beat the Standard & Poor's 500 Index's more than 30% return for the year, a feat that eluded the overwhelming majority of their former hedge-fund manager peers.
For his own part, Buffett failed to meet or exceed his own performance target for the first time in the nearly 50 years since he took control of Berkshire, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Combs and Wechsler, who also topped the S&P 500 in 2012, each manage about $7 billion of Berkshire's $100 billion portfolio. It is unclear exactly how well each did last year.
"They have helped Berkshire in significant ways that are not directly connected with investment management," Buffett told the Journal. "They'll both be huge assets for decades to come."
Buffett hired Combs, who ran Castle Point Capital, in 2010, and Wechsler, who ran Peninsula Capital partners, in 2011.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…