Seth Klarman Defends Baupost’s Long-Term Strategy at Harvard Investment Conference [Exclusive]

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Jacob Wolinsky
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Seth Klarman, founder of the Baupost Group, spoke at the Harvard Business School Investment Conference on April 15. Hedge Fund Alpha has obtained notes from the event and will provide further coverage soon. Klarman began by discussing the original objectives for Baupost. Initially envisioned as a family office rather than a hedge fund, Baupost aimed to attract and serve multiple generations of wealthy families, prioritizing their long-term interests and maintaining a loyal client base. Despite the passage of years, Klarman notes that many of Baupost’s foundational goals remain vital, particularly the firm’s unwavering commitment to its clients. This contrasts with…


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