Seth Klarman
Seth Klarman
The Baupost Group
Last update 2018-08-13 31 Stocks (5 new)
Value $11.10 Bil Turnover 13 %
Top Holdings: FOXA (17.64%) SYF (8.81%) LNG (8.34%) VSAT (8.13%) QRVO (7.94%)
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Seth Klarman 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.

Seth Klarman 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.

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Seth Klarman: Investing Is a Zero-Sum Game - Don't Be on the Losing Side
Learning from the mistakes of others is a valuable way to improve your investment process
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127 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2018-10-18 16:31
Seth Klarman on Why Cash Is Vital for Investors
How investors can use cash as part of their investment strategy
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723 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2018-10-08 16:20
The 2 Parts to Klarman's Strategy Most Investors Overlook
There is more to Klarman's success than just buying cheap stocks
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674 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2018-10-04 15:53
Seth Klarman on Buying What You Understand
Some advice from Klarman on how to succeed in value investing
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562 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2018-10-04 15:36
When to Sell a Stock? As Seth Klarman
Selling a stock is the hardest decision to make
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351 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2018-10-03 15:15
Klarman’s Twenty-First Century Fox Agrees to Sell Sky to Comcast
Disney consents to Fox’s decision to sell its 39% stake in U.K. broadcaster
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263 Views    James Li    2018-09-26 16:55
How Seth Klarman Managed to Beat the Dot-Com Bust
Some of his top investments in the late '90s
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918 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2018-09-14 15:31
Seth Klarman on How to Diversify a Portfolio
Some tips on diversification from the 'Margin of Safety' author
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3219 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2018-09-14 15:25
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
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1602 Views    Holly LaFon    2018-09-05 21:23
How to Manage Your Emotions in the Stock Market
Irrational responses under stress can kill your investment strategy
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102 Views    John Engle    2018-08-28 15:16

Top Ranked Articles
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Re-Reading Seth Klarman
Excerpts from 2 OID issues
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7139 Views    Grahamites    2017-11-09 15:17
A Fond Farewell
After 100 articles, it's time to hear new voices
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1707 Views    Thomas Macpherson    2017-01-21 19:20
Investment Gems From Seth Klarman
Notes from Baupost's January 1990 letter to investors
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3428 Views    Grahamites    2018-03-06 16:08
Notes From Michael Mauboussin's Talk at Google
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2675 Views    Grahamites    2015-07-09 14:49
Sometimes a Bargain Isn't a Bargain
Notes on Seth Klarman's comments and answers during the 19th G&D Breakfast – Part I
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3054 Views    Grahamites    2015-12-17 14:39
Are We Value Investors?
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4522 Views    Thomas Macpherson    2015-08-01 18:24
Why Equities Are Not Overvalued
Seth Klarman excoriates common investors for being 'yield pigs' blindly piling into common stock
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3014 Views    Alex Barrow    2017-02-06 19:58
Seth Klarman on Passive Investing
He is not a fan of the strategy
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1444 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2017-12-13 20:00
10 Investment Rules From Legendary Investors
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2312 Views    Canadian Value    2014-12-12 15:55
Is Benjamin Graham Still Relevant?
Some people believe his principles are of no use today
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1529 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2016-10-06 20:53