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Nominate Guru of the Year 2012
Posted by: Holly LaFon (IP Logged)
Date: December 10, 2012 01:44PM

As every year, the GuruFocus community is invited to nominate the best investor of 2012. The process of nomination consists of two steps. In the first step, we ask our readers to nominate the candidates. Then we will set up a poll for users to vote for the investment Guru of the Year. It is a completely democratic process in which GuruFocus editors do not have control over the outcome.

Last year, Seth Klarman won the title of Guru of the Year with 38.2% of votes cast. Klarman runs the hedge fund Baupost Group, which has about $29.4 billion in assets under management and has produced an average annual return of 20% since his company’s inception.

This is a break down of last year's voting results:



In the past, GuruFocus users voted Warren Buffett (2005), David Dreman (2006), Ken Heebner (2007), Prem Watsa (2008), Bruce Berkowitz (2009) and David Tepper (2010) to be the Gurus of the Year.

Hedge funds again had a difficult year in 2012, with the average hedge fund returning 1.85% through August, compared to the S&P’s return of 13.8% for the same period. Only 11% of funds are beating the S&P, according to Goldman Sachs.

To nominate the Guru you think navigated the uncertainty of 2012 best, enter his name in the comments section below. Votes will then be cast and we will reveal the results soon!



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Nominate Guru of the Year 2012
Posted by: tonyg34 (IP Logged)
Date: December 10, 2012 02:59PM

I can't imagine giving it to anyone else than Bruce Berkowitz

plus side of 30% return this year by having the guts to hold after getting slaughtered last year. That's what it takes to be a long term value investing guru



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Nominate Guru of the Year 2012
Posted by: wamoore84 (IP Logged)
Date: December 10, 2012 04:10PM

Berkowitz



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Nominate Guru of the Year 2012
Posted by: Phil_Buffett (IP Logged)
Date: December 10, 2012 04:15PM




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Nominate Guru of the Year 2012
Posted by: sapporosteve (IP Logged)
Date: December 10, 2012 04:44PM

Berkowitz by a mile..



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Nominate Guru of the Year 2012
Posted by: ecotycoon (IP Logged)
Date: December 10, 2012 05:24PM

Prem Watsa




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Nominate Guru of the Year 2012
Posted by: jogens (IP Logged)
Date: December 10, 2012 05:34PM

Berkowitz!! Another year going perfectly "against the crowd", another year going perfectly right.



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Nominate Guru of the Year 2012
Posted by: jaumepared (IP Logged)
Date: December 10, 2012 08:28PM

Tom Russo. Understood exceptional performance. Low turnover and solid alpha.
Nobody is better and his style allows to put large sums of money to work.
Boring can be unbelievably rewarding.



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Nominate Guru of the Year 2012
Posted by: jameshou (IP Logged)
Date: December 10, 2012 09:55PM

Agree with Jaumepared. Tom Russo has generated low risk, low turnover steady return for many years. I think Tweedy Brown is also in this camp. Its annual letters going back to 1993 are highly recommended for fellow gurufocusians.



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Nominate Guru of the Year 2012
Posted by: donale (IP Logged)
Date: December 11, 2012 02:20AM

This time im going with the crowd: Berkowitz



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