Archive for April 2009
The University of Western Ontario Ivey School of Business posted a videoconference with Seth Klarman. Klarman is the founder of The Baupost Group and a very successful value investor. The video which lasts just over an hour, was taped in March. Thanks go to the Ivey School for sharing such a valuable resource!
The video can be found here: Enjoy!
Last month, the New York Times DealBook created a website called Perks Watch. I love it. They search through proxy filings looking for ridiculous perquisites awarded to managers of America’s largest companies. Call me an idealist, but I would be either embarrassed or outraged if I worked for or owned these companies. At the very least it is good for a laugh and/or shake of the head. Here is one example:
Mattel: “According to the proxy statement that Mattel filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr. Eckert appears to have joined a new country club — with Mattel picking up the $150,000 initiation fee.”