5 Lessons from a hedge fund manager – Barton Biggs

Recently, I read ?Hedge Hogging? by the late Barton Biggs. It was picked up from a local 2nd hand book store ? and I?m delighted to say it was a true value find.   Barton Biggs had an illustrious history as a value investor. His father was a professional investor [...]

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Ever heard of the Oracle of Boston?

Neither have I but this is how The Economist described one of the few hedge fund managers worth following. That is if you can find something about him because he keeps such a low profile. I am of course talking about Seth Klarman founder of the Baupost Group which manages [...]

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What really makes a great fund manager ? it’s not what you think

I recently came across an excellent blog post called The Handicap of Experienced Investors by JJ Abodeely in his excellent blog called the Value Restoration Project. The article looks at successful fund managers identified by Fortune magazine in 1989. And with 22 years of real investment performance evaluates the success [...]

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Have you ever heard of Ian Rushbrook?

If you haven't I won?t be surprised. 

He was one of those rare investment managers who, without much fanfare, gave his investors outstanding investment returns.

The only reason I heard of Ian was because in 2003 when I read about him in the excellent book called Money Makers (Stock Market Secrets of Britain's Top Professional Investment Managers) by Jonathan Davis.

Ian was investment director of the UK based Personal Assets Trust PLC (?PAT?) investment trust - same as a US closed end fund - from 1990 until his untimely death on 12 October 2008, in Edinburgh, aged 68. (Ian Rushbrook obituary)

From 1990 to 2008, investing mainly in large blue-chip British companies, Ian built up an enviable track record of substantially beating the market as shown in the following graph.

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