Seth Klarman

Seth Klarman

The Baupost Group
Last update 2019-02-14 35 Stocks (4 new)
Value $11.13 Bil Turnover 14 %
Top Holdings: FOXA(22.17%) LNG(7.55%) FOX(7.32%) VSAT(7.27%) QRVO(5.83%)
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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.

Performance of Baupost Fund

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Commentaries and Stories

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The Baupost manager added the stock to his portfolio last quarter
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91 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2019-02-19 21:40
These two value investors made some substantial portfolio additions in the final quarter of last year.
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775 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2019-02-14 17:10
How I apply his wisdom in my everyday investing
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258 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2019-02-08 17:25
From Templeton’s rule to the perils of stop losses
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299 Views    Robert Abbott    2019-01-31 22:06
Some advice from his 2018 letter to investors
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1288 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2019-01-30 18:01
The guru's useful method of hedging risk with investment duration
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1155 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2019-01-29 20:32
Seth Klarman emphasizes the importance of event-driven investments for the equilibrium of the firm's strategy
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575 Views    Hugo Roque    2019-01-28 23:23
Looking beyond the financials to assess competitive advantages
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454 Views    Robert Abbott    2019-01-23 22:35
How value investors risk less and potentially gain more with a margin of safety
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503 Views    Robert Abbott    2019-01-21 22:20
Hedge funds piled into PG&E, but should they have known better?
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486 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2019-01-15 17:39

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Excerpts from 2 OID issues
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7139 Views    Grahamites    2017-11-09 15:17
After 100 articles, it's time to hear new voices
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1715 Views    Thomas Macpherson    2017-01-21 19:20
Notes from Baupost's January 1990 letter to investors
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3437 Views    Grahamites    2018-03-06 16:08
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2675 Views    Grahamites    2015-07-09 14:49
Notes on Seth Klarman's comments and answers during the 19th G&D Breakfast – Part I
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3059 Views    Grahamites    2015-12-17 14:39
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4527 Views    Thomas Macpherson    2015-08-01 18:24
He is not a fan of the strategy
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1450 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2017-12-13 20:00
Some tips from one of the world's best value investors
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1351 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2018-11-05 16:47
Seth Klarman excoriates common investors for being 'yield pigs' blindly piling into common stock
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3019 Views    Alex Barrow    2017-02-06 19:58
Some investment tips from Klarman
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1393 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2018-12-26 17:19