Chuck Akre: “The Peregrinations Of An English Major Trying To Solve The Investment Puzzle”


Chuck established Akre Capital Management in 1989 and, for a time, operated it as part of Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. In 2000, Akre Capital Management again became independent and established its current location in Middleburg, VA in 2002. Chuck holds a B.A. in English Literature from American University.

Chuck discusses the following in his talk:

  1. I started with zero knowledge
  2. I needed to figure out what made a good investor
  3. What made a good investment?
  4. How do you measure the success of a private business, with no share price discovery?
  5. What are real returns over time?
  6. Why is this the case?
  7. There a lots of way to get to heaven (Nirvana)
  8. The magic of compounding
  9. There is no correct answer!

Chuck Akre: “The Peregrinations Of An English Major Trying To Solve The Investment Puzzle”



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