Name one famous investor. The chances are, the first name that springs to mind is Warren Buffett, the "Sage of Omaha". Now one of the richest men in the world, Buffett has made plenty of ordinary investors wealthy too, via the incredible long-term returns made by his investment vehicle, Berkshire Hathaway, a textile company that he took over in 1965 and converted into an investment trust.
What is his investment strategy?
How has his style changed?
How well has his strategy worked?
What lessons are there for investors?
Matthew graduated from the University of Durham in 2004; he then gained an MSc, followed by a PhD at the London School of Economics.
He has previously written for a wide range of publications, including the Guardian and the Economist, and also helped to run a newsletter on terrorism. He has spent time at Lehman Brothers, Citigroup and the consultancy Lombard Street Research.
Matthew is the author of Superinvestors: Lessons from the greatest investors in history, published by Harriman House, which has been translated into several languages. His second book, Investing Explained: The Accessible Guide to Building an Investment Portfolio, is published by Kogan Page.
As senior writer, he writes the shares and politics & economics pages, as well as weekly Blowing It and Great Frauds in History columns He also writes a fortnightly reviews page and trading tips, as well as regular cover stories and multi-page investment focus features.
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