Interview: A Conversation about Buffett, Berkshire & High-Quality Shareholders w/ Professor Lawrence Cunningham

By Jack Forehand and Justin Carbonneau

In this episode, we are joined by Lawrence Cunningham. He is a professor at George Washington University and one of the world's leading experts on Warren Buffett. He is also the author of many excellent investing books including "Dear Shareholder", "The Essays of Warren Buffett", "Quality Investing", and the upcoming "Quality Shareholders: How the Best Managers Attract and Keep Them".   We discuss a wide range of topics, including: - the key traits that have led to Warren Buffett's long-term success  - the characteristics of a quality shareholder and what companies can do to attract and keep them  - the impact of the rise of passive investing on corporate governance - the most important attributes that can help to identify quality companies and whether they can be quantified.  We hope you enjoy the discussion.  FOLLOW PROFESSOR CUNNINGHAM ON TWITTER https://twitter.com/cunninghamprof ABOUT THE PODCAST Excess Returns is an investing podcast hosted by Jack Forehand (@practicalquant) and Justin Carbonneau (@jjcarbonneau), partners at Validea. Justin and Jack discuss a wide range of investing topics including factor investing, value investing, momentum investing, multi-factor investing, trend following, market valuation and more with the goal of helping those who watch and listen become better long term investors. SEE LATEST EPISODES https://www.validea.com/excess-returns-podcast FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VALIDEA https://www.validea.com FOLLOW OUR BLOG https://blog.validea.com FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VALIDEA CAPITAL https://www.valideacapital.com FOLLOW JACK Twitter: https://twitter.com/practicalquant LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-forehand-8015094 FOLLOW JUSTIN Twitter: https://twitter.com/jjcarbonneau LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jcarbonneau

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