Three days a week, Irving Kahn takes a taxi from his Manhattan flat to the offices of his investment firm, Kahn Brothers. “Nothing surprising about that, you might think,” says The Daily Telegraph. Except that Kahn is 108 years old, and the world’s oldest investment manager.
To say he has seen it all, as The Wall Street Journal notes, “feels like an understatement”. Kahn’s career began before the 1929 crash.
He has traded through the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War and, recently, the 2008 crash – as well as numerous less severe crises. He has also seen two of his sons retire from the family firm in their mid-70s [...]