In January 2008, in the midst of the subprime mortgage crisis, Warren Buffett is looking for good investment opportunities for its nearly $ 50 billion in cash. As usual, he is patient and careful in identifying the right opportunities, but significantly increased the amount of cash in his company and idle with so much money, returns could suffer. This case can be used to pursue several goals: to present (1) Warren Buffett, the leadership in the financial markets, (2) to under … Read more »

In January 2008, in the midst of the subprime mortgage crisis, Warren Buffett is looking for good investment opportunities for its nearly $ 50 billion in cash. As usual, he is patient and careful in identifying the right opportunities, but significantly increased the amount of cash in his company and idle with so much money, returns could suffer. This case can be used to pursue several goals: to present (1) Warren Buffett, the leadership in the financial markets, (2) to understand its principles and the principles of value investing wider, (3) understand Warren Buffett both as a thinker and a leader to invest in the world and labeled as a means of stability in a world of capital markets through constant change, (4) to discuss Buffett’s investment decisions (Swiss Re, Burlington Northern, funding his own new bond insurance business, BHAC ) and timing of these decisions in the middle of the subprime crisis, and in an environment of increasing demand for energy, (5), its decision not to invest in banks in the current environment as well as its largest investment, the philanthropic discuss Gates Foundation, and understand (6) some of the new market forces, such as sovereign wealth funds, as investors
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Giorgos Allayannis
Source: Darden School of Business
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Release Date: 13 May 2008. Prod #: UV1197-PDF-ENG
Warren E. Buffett 2008 HBR case solution