Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Looking For Hidden Value With Whitney Tilson April 25, 2006

Few people are more qualified to discuss hedge funds and value investing than Whitney Tilson. Founder of T2 Partners, which manages three value-oriented hedge funds and two mutual funds, Tilson also co-edits Value Investor Insight, an investment newsletter, and is the co-founder and chairman of the Value Investing Congress. He’s also written on value investing for the Motley Fool Web site and for Recently, we asked him to explain what differentiates a value investor, and to share some of his best investment ideas. Who influenced your style in value investing?

Whitney Tilson: Warren Buffett has, by far, been the biggest influence on me as an investor. Beyond him, I’d cite Charlie Munger, Ben Graham, Phil Fisher, Joel Greenblatt, Seth Klarman and Bill Miller. Incidentally, one of the reasons I started the newsletter, Value Investor Insight, and the Value Investing Congress is so I could continue to learn from some of the all-time greatest money managers.

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