Robert Karr

Last Update: 2014-02-12

Number of Stocks: 18
Number of New Stocks: 2

Total Value: $1,462 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 12%

Countries: USA
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  • Guru Robert Karr Closes Fund Joho Capital - His Top Five Q4 Stocks

    Robert Karr (Trades, Portfolio) of Joho Capital holds a portfolio of 18 stocks valued at $1.5 billion. Over the duration of the fourth quarter the guru bought two new stocks for a quarter over quarter turnover of 12%. Robert Karr (Trades, Portfolio) is one of Julian Robertson (Trades, Portfolio)’s Tiger Cubs who went on to found and manage Joho Capital.


    On Jan. 30, 2013, Robert Karr (Trades, Portfolio) announced in a seven-page letter to his clients that he would be shutting his New York-based fund and becoming a family office at the end of the first quarter in order to spend more time with his kids.

      


  • Follow Robert Karr Hunting for Quality Globally

    Robert Karr (Trades, Portfolio) is one of the managers known as “Tiger Cubs” because of their association with legendary HF manager Julian Robertson (Trades, Portfolio). Before starting his own hedge fund, Karr was a managing director at Tiger Management, and provided services for a large portfolio of Asian equities. Karr’s expertise in the Far East comes from the knowledge he gained while living in Tokyo, Japan during this time. Karr learned a lot about Asian equities living in Tokyo, and after four years with Tiger Management, Karr opened the New York-based Joho Capital in 1996, with additional offices in Tokyo and Taipei, Taiwan. He is known for his unique investment strategy that focuses on a small concentration of top-notch companies, especially in tech.


    His top three buys over the last quarter were:

      


  • Joho's Robert Karr Trims Top Holdings

    The portfolio of Robert Karr’s Joho Capital currently lists 16 stocks, two of them new, a total value of $1.33 billion, and a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 5%. The portfolio is weighted with top three sectors: technology at 66.2%, consumer defensive 18.41% and healthcare at 7.6%. According to the GuruFocus Score Board of Gurus, the stocks bought by Robert Karr in the past 12 months have an average return of 79.33%.

    In the third quarter of 2013, Robert Karr was actively reducing his top holdings. Here’s a look at four of them, starting with Baidu Inc. (BIDU), the Chinese language internet search provider incorporated in the Cayman Islands in January 2000. Up 52% since January, Baidu Inc. has had an annual revenue growth of 65.70% over the past 5 years.  


  • Keep It Simple - Robert Karr’s Top Three

    As a devoted disciple to his investing Guru Julian Robertson, Robert Karr is famed as one of the “Tiger Cubs" and keeps his investments simple. An expert in Asian markets, Karr is the founder of his employee-owned hedge fund Joho Capital. Holding concentrated positions in new technology companies, Karr’s portfolio is weighted with a large technology sector at 64.3%, followed by consumer defensive at 28.6%. His updated portfolio contains 14 stocks, two of them new, with a total value of $902 million and a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 26%.

    Here’s an update on Karr’s top three holdings and how the companies are performing.  


  • Robert Karr Buys Baidu, Micron Technology, Yelp, Sells Yum Brands, New Oriental Education, Facebook

    Robert Karr is the founder of hedge fund Joho Capital. He is one of the Tiger Cubs, the hedge fund managers who learned from the legendary Julian Robertson. Robert Karr tends to hold very concentrated positions in the area of new technologies. His stock picks performed the best among our gurus, according to the Scoreboard of Gurus.

    Robert Karr buys Baidu, Inc., Micron Technology, Inc., Yelp Inc, Google, Inc., Hexcel Corporation, sells Yum Brands Inc, New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., Facebook Inc, SINA Corporation during the 3-months ended 03/31/2013, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Joho Capital. As of 03/31/2013, Joho Capital owns 14 stocks with a total value of $902 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.  


  • Online Media Guru and Tiger Cub Robert Karr Buys 2 New Stocks

    Robert Karr is the founder of Joho Capital who learned the investing trade under legendary hedge fund manager Julian Robertson. He runs a concentrated portfolio of 14 stocks and specializes in online media stocks. His top three holdings – Google Inc. (GOOG), Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN) and Baidu Inc. (BIDU) – comprise more than 50% of the portfolio.

    In the first quarter ended March 31, 2013, Karr bought two new stocks, for a 26% quarter-over-quarter turnover rate. The two new buys are Baidu Inc. (BIDU) and Micron Technology (MU). Each carries relatively significant portfolio weightings of 13.7% and 9.4%, respectively, making them his third- and fifth-largest holdings.  


  • Robert Karr’s Joho Capital Makes First Increase to Yelp Stake

    Joho Capital, founded by investing Guru Robert Karr, reported adding onto its stake in online search and review site, Yelp (YELP), on Jan. 18, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks. Representing an 8.94 percent increase, this was the firm’s first time buying shares of Yelp since the stock joined Joho’s portfolio a month ago.

    Increasing by 80,000 shares, the recent buy places Joho at 5.73 percent owner of Yelp’s outstanding shares.  


  • Interesting Top Holdings from Robert Karr

    Robert Karr is the founder of Joho Capital in 1996. He gained much of his knowledge from the legendary Julian Robertson.

    Joho Capital’s main target investments are public equity markets across the globe. The firm primarily focuses its investments in Japan and other Asian markets. The firm typically employs a long/short equity strategy for its portfolio investments.  


  • Hedge Fund Joho Capital Buys GOOG, SINA, Sells YHOO, HMIN, SVN, DATE, MR, RDA

    Robert Karr is the founder of hedge fund Joho Capital. He is one of the Tiger Cubs, the hedge fund managers who learned from the legendary Julian Robertson. Robert Karr tends to hold very concentrated positions in the area of new technologies. His stock picks performed the best among our gurus, according to the Scoreboard of Gurus.

    Robert Karr buys Google Inc., Sina Corp., sells Yahoo! Inc., Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc., Jiayuan.com International Ltd., Mindray Medical International, 7 Days Group Holdings Ltd, Rda Microelectronics Inc. during the 3-months ended 09/30/2011, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Joho Capital. As of 09/30/2011, Joho Capital owns 11 stocks with a total value of $470 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.  


  • Hedge Fund Joho Capital Buys EL, KT, KH, XRS, RDA, XRS, NVDA, Sells MR, GOOG, BIDU

    Robert Karr at hedge fund Joho Capital reported his Q4 portfolio. As of 12/31/2010, Joho Capital owns 13 stocks with a total value of $616 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

    Robert Karr is one of the Tiger Cubs, the hedge fund managers who learned from the legendary Julian Robertson. He tends to hold very concentrated positions in the area of new technologies. His portfolio turnover is small. As of Jan. 2010, his fund, Joho Fund, Ltd -A-, has gained an annualized 22.15% since inception in Oct. 1996. Over the lifetime of the fund, his largest loss was from Nov. 2007 to Nov. 2008, lost 19%.  


  • Robert Karr Buys Mindray Medical International Ltd., Cninsure Inc., Suntimes Media Group Inc., Sells Mindray Medical International Ltd.

    Robert Karr is the founder of Joho Capital. He is one of the Tiger Cubs, the hedge fund managers who learned from the legendary Julian Robertson. This is his Q4 portfolio update. Robert Karr started a few new positions in Chinese stocks.

    Robert Karr tends to hold very concentrated positions in the area of new technologies. His portfolio turnover is small. As of Jan. 2010, his fund, Joho Fund, Ltd -A-, has gained an annualized 22.15% since inception in Oct. 1996. Over the lifetime of the fund, his largest loss was from Nov. 2007 to Nov. 2008, lost 19%.  


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