Interesting Reading – November 7, 2016

Note to readers:  In this series, we suggest worthwhile reading material on a variety of topics, not all of which are directly related to investing.  Some of the articles are behind pay walls.  However, it is often possible to read

Company Profile: Alleghany Corporation

“More people should copy us [Berkshire Hathaway]. It’s not difficult, but it looks difficult because it’s unconventional — it isn’t the way things are normally done.”  — Charlie Munger, 2000 Wesco Financial annual meeting Alleghany Corporation is a holding company

Company Profile: W. R. Berkley Corporation

W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company operating in a variety of niche markets requiring specialized knowledge regarding a particular territory or product line.  The company was founded in 1967 by William R. Berkley who currently serves as

RLI Corp: Profile of an Extraordinary Insurer

RLI is a specialty insurer offering a variety of property and casualty insurance coverages and surety bonds in a number of niche markets.  The company was founded in 1965 by Gerald D. Stephens who observed a need for contact lens

Video Interview With Berkshire Hathaway’s Ajit Jain Via New Delhi Television

In a very rare video interview, Ajit Jain sat down with New Delhi Television earlier this week and commented on a variety of subjects including the most important aspect of his job at Berkshire Hathaway: How to intelligently think about risk. Read this post for a link to the video and some commentary.

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