Dear Baupost Fund Shareholder,. We are pleased to report a gain . of all dividends. m arketfolly. Click here to read more hedge fund letters at MarketFolly. com. Seth Klarman Shareholder Letter March 4, at am by. I found some great excerpt from Seth Klarman’s Annual Letter (H/T to. During the financial crisis, Seth Klarman’s funds lost somewhere between 7% and . Letters – · My Favorite Quote from Baupost’s Annual Letter.

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For the past 8 years, I have worked on the buy side as a distressed debt and high yield investor. Insurance is a very interesting area and many of them appear to look cheap.

Sometimes, the competition moves into highly subordinated junk bonds, reaching for current yield while ramping up risk. In discussing Graham and Dodd: Subscribe Subscribe in a Reader. Also, do you dig into the level of looking at how their reserves trend and comparing it to competitors? Liquidating Bankrupt Trust cash like: If you haven’t been in that spot before, you probably can’t understand the feeling. Short clips of market movements push the culture that investment decisions can be made in under a minute.

When the market started to fall, Klarman profited. Some of this is a function of selling some winners earlier in the month. Indeed, in situation after situation, it seems clear that fundamentals do not factor into their decision making at all.

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Seth Klarman Shareholder Letter 2010

It has little in common with a portfolio of high-flying glamour stocks …It is to our advantage to have securities do nothing price wise for months, or perhaps years, why we are buying them.


Again the worst case is a total loss, but this is only 50 points. I want to have the liquidity to get very aggressive when the cover of the New Yorker looks like this: Like Buffett and more notably, Graham, Klarman takes the view that stocks are, at their most basic, a fractional interest in a business, not a chip in a casino.

Subscribe to ValueWalk Newsletter. For example, for the first half ofto October 31 the group returned 8. While it is always tempting to try to time the market and wait for the bottom to be reached as if it would be obvious when it arrivedsuch a strategy has proven over the years to be deeply flawed. While some of the investment specific information is obviously dated, the wisdom Klarman shares on how to evaluate markets is timeless.

This blog will try to dissect distressed debt investing, up and down the capital structure. Therefore, an investor should put money to work amidst the throes of a bear market, appreciating that things will likely get worse before they get better.

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Investing is highly sophisticated and nuanced. Below is a link the the letter http: A follow-up question was asked: Absolutely not – remember price does not determine whether a company is good letted bad. I also think the insurance industry is one of the most misunderstood industries out there.

This philosophy is implemented with a bottom-up value investment strategy whereby we hold only those securities that are significantly undervalued, and hold cash when we cannot find better alternatives. More often than not, this OID will be 5ish points i. However, a margin of safety must be incorporated.

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Sixth EditionSeth Klarman notes how the lteter of financial markets on dedicated news networks, ferments the view that investors should have a view on everything the market is doing, and that they should be aware of every market movement.

Indeed, Klarman has made multiple references to the short-term nature of the fund management industry, how many investment managers have become fixated on short-term performance, increasing levels of speculation as they rush to catch market moves. Send me ocassional third party offers Yes No. In the stock market, people panic when stocks are going down, so they annula them less when they should like them more.

The two questions that will inevitably follow: In short, even the best trained investors would make the same mistakes investors have been making forever, and for the same immutable reason — that they cannot xnnual it. Klarman learnt his trade by reading the teachings of Graham and Dodd but over the years his strategy has changed. In his bau;ost to Security Analysis: What are the major misconceptions?

Can you please provdie example of PA postions in each of the following categories?