Seth Klarman: Lessons from a legend

In the offices of an unmarked high-rise building in Boston sits Seth Klarman, surrounded by a stack of papers and books which, by his own admission, are at risk of toppling over and crushing him at any instant. Klarman is the founder and president of the phenomenally successful Baupost Group – a $29bn ‘deep value’ hedge fund built on modern-day expressions of Graham and Dodd methodologies. Despite Klarman’s immense long-term success he remains elusive and mysterious. Fables are spread about him in investing circles; he's the financial equivalent of Nepal's famous ‘Yeti’. Klarman barely gives any public interviews and...

In the offices of an unmarked high-rise building in Boston sits Seth Klarman, surrounded by a stack of papers and books which, by his own admission, are at risk of toppling over and crushing him at any instant. Klarman is the founder and president of the phenomenally successful Baupost Group – a $29bn ‘deep value’ hedge fund built on modern-day expressions of Graham and Dodd methodologies.

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