Here’s the 13F Chart study for Baupost updated for Q1 2009 (priced as of 6/01/09). As always, keep in mind that the 13F filing is a snapshot at 3/31/09, and there may portfolio changes since then:
Archive for the ‘Seth Klarman’ Category
List of funds potentially caught in the Dreier scandal is a who’s who, including Amaranth’s Nick Maounis (who as you may recall, started up another fund called Verition)
A list of hedge funds and other investors who may have gotten bamboozled in the Mark Dreier swindle is found in a grand jury subpoena attached to a court filing made by Dreier's court-appointed receiver Mark Pomerantz. The subpoena requires that any documents pertaining to those funds be produced, so while it doesn't necessarily mean that they all lost money, they're presumably somehow involved (and we'll guess that most of them probably did lose). There are some heavy hitters on the list, including Paulson & Co, Elliott Associates, Davidson, Kempner, Baupost, Sandell Asset Management, Fortress, Perella Weinberg, GSO (Blackstone's alternative investment arm) and Eton Park. Also notable on the list is Verition — run by Amaranth's iceberg hitting captain, Nick Maounis. Did he step in it again and strike yet another iceberg?
Gurufocus.com has a piece on famed value investor Seth Klarman of Baupost (who’s the author of the coveted out of print book "Margin of Safety" that now changes hands in the four digits). It’s a summary of a lecture at Columbia Business School, where Klarman outlined some of the investment strategies talked about in his book.
Leafing through our copy of BusinessWeek we came across a story that made us laugh. Actually it continues to make us laugh, since we’ve been watching this develop for months and months. Hedge fund manager Seth Klarman’s out-of-print book "Margin of Safety" continues to escalate in price with offers now as high as $2k. And that’s our very own copy pictured, in virtually pristine condition, perched on the BusinessWeek story. We bought it just after it came out in 1991 for less than its $25 list price. Sweet.
The $700 Used Book – BusinessWeek
Amazing! Someone told us that hedge fund manager Seth Klarman’s now out of print 1991 book "Margin of Safety" traded on Ebay for $455-495 and a handful of others are being offered there and on Amazon for prices up to $1000. That’s quite a shocker. An even bigger shocker is that a copy in perfect condition is sitting on our book shelf — we purchased it shortly after it came out for probably less than its $25 list price. Who knew that the book would be a 20+ bagger?
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