Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Warren Buffett: Activist Investor?

The CFA institute put up an article on Warren Buffett and is activist ways when he was running his Limited Partnership.

Read the full article here: http://cfainstitute.tumblr.com/post/119596271528/warren-buffett-activist-investor

Donald Ingham writes:
But in Buffett’s early days, he actually engaged in numerous activist investments, including his takeover of Berkshire Hathaway. Much like today’s most notorious activist investors (Carl C. Icahn, Bill Ackman), Buffett made a name for himself by identifying market inefficiencies that could be exploited for the benefit of his investors and public shareholders. But unlike the corporate raiders of the 1980s, Buffett wasn’t out to tear companies down. In fact, he wanted to help build them up.