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Via Ozy, a short list of some folks considered to be global Buffetts: 1. Guo Guangchang The 54-year-old businessman who’s often compared to Buffet is a bellwether in more ways than one. One of China’s richest men and biggest investors, he was briefly detained in 2015 amid fluctuations in financial markets. Six years later, Guo’s experience is increasingly […]

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Apollo-Athene: The New Berkshire Hathaway?

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on the $30bn merger of the private equity firm and the insurer that some liken to Berkshire Hathaway: When Expedia boss Peter Kern dialled into an earnings call last May, hotels were closed, flights were grounded and the new chief executive of the world’s biggest travel agency had […]

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‘Our Generation’s Berkshire Hathaway’: Chamath Palihapitiya

Via Business Insider, a look at how billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya is modeling his firm on Warren Buffett’s company: Billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya wants to build his Social Capital firm into a tech-focused successor to Warren Buffett’s $400 billion conglomerate. “My ambition is to be our generation’s Berkshire Hathaway,” the Virgin Galactic chairman said in […]

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The Making of the World’s Greatest Investor

Via Wall Street Journal, a detailed look at Jim Simons, an investment pioneer who looked to math and computers as ways to eliminate the emotional ups and downs of investing: Jim Simons sat in a storefront office in a dreary Long Island strip mall. He was next to a women’s clothing boutique, two doors from […]

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The Buffett Bot?

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an interesting look at a quant fund’s effort to crack the ‘value’ code: In a small basement office near Portman Square in London, wedged between the Grazing Goat pub and the Red Sun Chinese restaurant, a handful of eggheads are attempting to code a robotic Warren Buffett. The small team at start-up Havelock […]

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Munger on Lu

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a wide-ranging interview with Charlie Munger who takes the opportunity to highlight the investing acumen of Li Lu [of Himalaya Capital Management LLC in Seattle] who has been a successful investor using Graham’s training to look for deeper values: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. BRK.B 0.22% Vice Chairman Charlie Munger, 95, spoke to Wall Street Journal […]

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About This Blog And Its Author
Global Buffetts is dedicated to compiling a compendium of elite international money managers & investors.  While the U.S. is indeed home to a number of world-class financiers, the rapid economic development and dynamic rise of financial acumen around the world has changed the playing field in the past decades.  There are now a number of global "Buffetts" plying their trade & demonstrating their expertise in their own markets.  Often, however, there is little written about such individuals as most popular media is focused on the big names in U.S. investing.  This personal interest blog is one individual's attempt to uncover other elite money managers from around the world.

Educated at Yale University (Bachelor of Arts - History) and Harvard (Master in Public Policy - International Development), Monty Simus has lived, worked, and traveled in more than forty countries spanning Africa, China, western Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Southeast & Central Asia, and his personal interests comprise economic development, policy, investment, technology, natural resources, and the environment, with a particular focus on globalization’s impact upon these subject areas.  Monty writes about frontier investment markets at and geopolitical pressures in the global agricultural sector at