The Berkshire Special 2018

Beyond the isms

Buffett is much more flexible on his views and philosophy than his followers believe


Warren Buffett will forever be the poster boy of investing for money managers. For a good part till the late ’90s, there were very few successful role models such as Buffett and Peter Lynch whom the investing fraternity could look up to and, hence, it’s not surprising that Buffett’s influence has been all-pervasive on investors of my vintage. Though over the past decade or so, we have had quite a few successful money managers and hedge fund managers coming into their own, yet the pilgrimage to Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting at Omaha by far remains the most venerated congregation of value investors.