We will be conducting an interview with Wally Weitz and wanted to offer readers the chance to take part of the interview. If you have any questions you would like us to ask Mr. Weitz, please leave them below in the comments, or email Rupert at [email protected] for consideration.

The interview will take place during the second week of May so please do get your questions in ASAP.

Stay tuned as we will be posting the transcript (and possibly the audio) soon after! More info on Wally below.

Wallace Weitz, CFA

Wally Weitz is the chief investment officer and founder of Weitz Investments. Wally has spent over three decades putting his instinct for opportunity to work for shareholders. Influenced by the value investing model of Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett, Wally has steadily produced outstanding results on the funds that he’s managed.

Wally discovered Benjamin Graham’s concept of value investing in high school. Already an investor (he made his first stock buy at the age of 12), he recognized a common-sense approach when he saw it. After earning a BA in economics at Carleton College in 1970, Wally spent three years in New York doing security analysis before coming to Omaha and joining Chiles, Heider & Co. in 1973. There, he spent 10 years as an analyst and portfolio manager until he started Wallace R. Weitz & Company in 1983.

Wally has made a career out of his favorite hobby, investing. When he’s not doing that, he loves to golf, travel, read and work with charitable and educational foundations. Wally is on the Board of Trustees for Carleton College and serves on various other non-profit boards.

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