Seth Klarman

Seth Klarman

Last Update: 08-13-2018

Number of Stocks: 31
Number of New Stocks: 5

Total Value: $11,101 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 13%

Countries: USA
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Seth Klarman' s Profile & Performance

Profile

Seth Klarman is a value investor and Portfolio Manager of the investment partnership The Baupost Group. Founded in 1983, The Baupost Group now manages $7 billion, and has averaged returns of nearly 20% annually since their inception. Seth Klarman is the author of the book "Margin of Safety" which sells for over $1000. Mr. Klarman attended Cornell University where he received a degree in economics, and later attended Harvard University where he earned an M.B.A.

Web Page:http://www.baupost.com/

Investing Philosophy

Seth Klarman invests in a wide array of investments ranging from fairly traditional value stocks to more esoteric investments like distressed debt, liquidations, and foreign equities or bonds. Klarman doesn't mind "doing nothing" on occasion. He is completely unperturbed by the idea of sitting on the sidelines holding cash whenever investment opportunities are scarce. In fact, in 2005 and 2006, nearly half of his portfolio was held in cash. Investing, he cautions, is more than just producing absolute returns. Too often investors focus on that one easy number "return" and ignore the risks incurred to generate that number.

Total Holding History

Performance of Baupost Fund

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
200127.1-11.7638.9
20009.9-9.7519.6
1999-18.320.4-38.7
3-Year Cumulative14.1 (4.5%/year)-4.1 (-1.4%/year)18.2 (5.9%/year)
19983028.71.3
199724.833.47-8.7
5-Year Cumulative85.1 (13.1%/year)64.7 (10.5%/year)20.4 (2.6%/year)
199613.122.49-9.4
19958.138.04-29.9
199413.40.413.0
199318.910.088.8
19929.57.621.9
10-Year Cumulative234.2 (12.8%/year)231.2 (12.7%/year)3 (0.1%/year)

Top Ranked Articles

Re-Reading Seth Klarman Excerpts from 2 OID issues
I sat on a couch and re-read two old issues of OID – one from March 2009 and one from February 2008. Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) was featured in both issues. His warnings in the February 2008 issue turned out to be prescient, and his comments in the March 2009 issue were both timeless and timely. Read more...
Investment Gems From Seth Klarman Notes from Baupost's January 1990 letter to investors
Today I read the March 1990 issue of Outstanding Investor Digest (too bad it looks like the publisher had permanently stopped the subscription service). Highlighted in this issue was Baupost’s letter to clients in January 1990 written by Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) and Howard Stevenson. I’m always thrilled to bump into gems like this. Below are my notes from the letter. Read more...
Interest Rates and Stock Prices The impact of long-term interest rates on equity valuations, and what that means for forward rates of return
During a recent CNBC appearance, Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) said the following about the relationship between interest rates and equity valuations: Read more...
Seth Klarman on Passive Investing He is not a fan of the strategy
Index investing has gained in popularity in recent years. As asset managers like Vanguard lower the cost of their products to levels that shame the active management industry, investors have rushed in seeking better returns and lower costs. Read more...
Behavioral Investing: In Praise of Doing Nothing Investors are more likely to profit from patience and discipline than action
In most walks of life, humans are predisposed to action, to do something rather than nothing. But is that a good trait in the world of investing? Read more...
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How Seth Klarman Managed to Beat the Dot-Com Bust Some of his top investments in the late '90s Seth Klarman - How Seth Klarman Managed To Beat The Dot-Com Bust
Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) is one of the best value investors in the world alive and plying his trade today. Over the past two decades, Klarman has produced outstanding returns for investors at his hedge fund, Baupost. More...

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Seth Klarman on How to Diversify a Portfolio Some tips on diversification from the 'Margin of Safety' author Seth Klarman - Seth Klarman On How To Diversify A Portfolio
An interesting topic of debate about investing is diversification and how much diversification every investor should include in their portfolios. More...

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2 Seth Klarman Stocks Fall to 52-Week Lows Master of value investing has two stocks in his portfolio that investors can purchase at relatively low prices Seth Klarman - 2 Seth Klarman Stocks Fall To 52-Week Lows
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How to Manage Your Emotions in the Stock Market Irrational responses under stress can kill your investment strategy Seth Klarman - How To Manage Your Emotions In The Stock Market
Over the long term, the stock market reflects economic and financial realities, but in the short term it can be extremely erratic. To paraphrase the great Ben Graham, the market is a voting machine in the short run and a weighing machine in the long run. More...

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Behavioral Investing: In Praise of Doing Nothing Investors are more likely to profit from patience and discipline than action Warren Buffett, Seth Klarman, Jeremy Grantham - Behavioral Investing: In Praise Of Doing Nothing
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Ken Heebner’s Top 5 Buys in 2nd Quarter Guru’s top buys include two energy companies and Wyndham spinoff Ken Heebner, Seth Klarman - Ken Heebner’s Top 5 Buys In 2nd Quarter
Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio), co-founder of Capital Growth Management, disclosed on Friday that his top five buys for the second quarter were Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ZBRA), Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE:VLO), Rayonier Inc. (NYSE:RYN), PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:WH). More...

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Stocks That Seth Klarman Keeps Buying: AGN, FOX, MCK, VRTV These are the high conviction stocks of Seth Klarman Seth Klarman - Stocks That Seth Klarman Keeps Buying: AGN, FOX, MCK, VRTV
As we update the portfolios of Gurus, we have found that for some stocks the gurus have high convictions so that they have kept adding to their positions. For renowned value investor Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio), he has added again to his positions in Allergan, Twenty-First Century Fox, McKesson, and Veritiv. More...

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Seth Klarman Doubles Down on 21st Century Fox Guru increases holding in the 2nd quarter Seth Klarman - Seth Klarman Doubles Down On 21st Century Fox
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Seth Klarman Buys 5 Stocks, Including Tribune Media, in 2nd Quarter Venerated bargain-shopping investor was betting on a newspaper merger Seth Klarman - Seth Klarman Buys 5 Stocks, Including Tribune Media, In 2nd Quarter
Venerated bargain-shopping investor Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) reported his second quarter portfolio changes Monday, listing five new buys, including Chicago Tribune daily newspaper owner Tribune Media Co. (NYSE:TRCO). More...

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Warren Buffett and Seth Klarman’s Synchrony Financial Falls Despite Strong 2nd-Quarter Net Interest Income Growth Company starts new partnership with PayPal despite losing credit-card partnership with Walmart Daniel Loeb,Seth Klarman - Warren Buffett And Seth Klarman’s Synchrony Financial Falls Despite Strong 2nd-Quarter Net Interest Income Growth
Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), a General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) spinoff and large holding of Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio), said on Friday that second-quarter net interest income increased 3% on strong loan receivables growth. More...

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Investment Wisdom From Seth Klarman Can you build an investment strategy using quotes alone? No, but you can increase your knowledge of the investment world Seth Klarman - Investment Wisdom From Seth Klarman
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Seth Klarman’s Little-Known, Highly Profitable British Stake Bidding war is pushing gains higher Seth Klarman - Seth Klarman’s Little-Known, Highly Profitable British Stake
Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio)’s portfolio of 31 stocks lists only those based in the U.S. or that trade in the U.S., but his multifaceted hedge fund The Baupost Group invests in a variety of situations, including British media and telecom company Sky Plc (LSE:SKY). More...

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The One Stock Warren Buffett and Seth Klarman Agree On – and Are Buying Buffett loves financials, while Klarman avoids them. But they both love Synchrony Financial Warren Buffett,Seth Klarman - The One Stock Warren Buffett And Seth Klarman Agree On – And Are Buying
Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) are each a legend in their own right, although they achieved that status through approaches with distinctively different characteristics. Buffett famously seeks quality businesses at fair prices, forsaking mediocre businesses at low prices years ago. Klarman has never given up his deep value style of investing, often seeking “cigar butts,” or companies that may be on their last leg but could pull through. Perhaps consequently, their portfolios overlap on only one company: Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF). More...

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Seth Klarman Declares Ownership of Fledgling Biotech Translate Bio is developing a drug to treat cystic fibrosis. The drug received orphan designation in 2015 and is undergoing clinical trial Seth Klarman - Seth Klarman Declares Ownership Of Fledgling Biotech
Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) has declared 14.5% interest in a Massachusetts-based startup that is working on a new drug to treat cystic fibrosis, which affects more than 70,000 people in the world. More...

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Seth Klarman on False Market Lessons The guru discusses lessons learned from the financial crisis Seth Klarman - Seth Klarman On False Market Lessons
Combing through the valuable archives of ValueInvestorInsight, I recently stumbled across this gem of an article, which is an extract from Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio)'s letter to Baupost investors in 2009. More...

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Seth Klarman's Top Lessons From the Financial Crisis Comments from the guru's 2009 letter to investors Seth Klarman - Seth Klarman's Top Lessons From The Financial Crisis
Combing through the valuable archives of ValueInvestorInsight, I recently stumbled across this gem of an article. It is an extract from Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio)'s letter to Baupost investors in 2009. In the letter, he celebrates the one year anniversary of the financial crisis by going over some of the critical lessons investors learned from the event. More...

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Seth Klarman Stays True to Form The guru loads up on health care stocks that have fallen out of favor, reminding us that the best picks don't come knocking at the door Seth Klarman - Seth Klarman Stays True To Form
In the famous words of guru investor Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio), great investments don’t just knock on the door and say, “Buy me.” Klarman is reminding us that we have to dig for great ideas because the glaring ones are often not the best. More...

HEALTHCARE, PHARMACEUTICALS, DELIVERY, AMAZON, ONLINE PHARMACY, PILLS, PILLPACK


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Insight Into Seth Klarman's Research Process Some tips on researching securities Seth Klarman - Insight Into Seth Klarman's Research Process
When it comes to value investing, Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) is without a doubt one of the foremost authorities on the subject. More...

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AT&T Set to Close Merger With Klarman’s Time Warner Federal judge opens the door for more mega-mergers in telecom and entertainment sectors Seth Klarman - AT&T Set To Close Merger With Klarman’s Time Warner
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon announced on Tuesday that AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has court approval to complete its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), a major holding of Baupost Group manager Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio). More...

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8 Investing Rules That Have Stood the Test of Time Lessons from the archives of investing. Warren Buffett,Seth Klarman - 8 Investing Rules That Have Stood The Test Of Time
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