Learn from these 11 brilliant investors. They easily outperform even the legendary Buffett

Taking inspiration from the advice, actions and experiences of other (and ideally successful) people is undoubtedly one of the best things you can do for yourself. The best part is that it's also almost free, and in the 21st century, it doesn't even cost much effort.

A typical role model and inspirational investor is Warren Buffett, who rightly calls himself one of the best (if not the best) investors of all time. Good thing he isn't. The performance of his portfolio and the amount of money he has under his management is absolutely staggering.

But Buffett's style may not suit everyone. There are investors who have achieved similar (or better) results and are achieving them with a completely different approach. And it is from them that we can also learn a lot. Especially when it comes to their views on just how different approaches to investing work. Let's take a look at these methods and their most prominent representatives.

Burry, Buffett, Wood? No, let's introduce other names

This article is mainly intended to act as a listing and introduction of interesting names from various areas of the financial and investment world. If there is interest, we may look at specific investors in more detail in future installments. The important thing is that the text should serve for you - as a signpost from which you may then find out more about the method or the investor's experience 😇 Let's go!

Growth Investing

Among the absolute aces of growth investing, I would include Phil Fisher and especially Peter Lynch.

Phil Fisher - foundedhis own money management company Fisher & Co in 1931, which he ran until his retirement in 1999 at the age of 91, and is said to have made extraordinary investment gains for his clients. He specialised in innovative companies driven by research and development. He practiced long-term investing and tried to buy great companies at reasonable prices. Fisher's popularity rose dramatically after the publication of his first book, propelling him to his now legendary status as a pioneer in growth investing.

It is reported that Warren Buffett was 85% influenced by Benjamin Graham and 15% by Philip Fisher

Peter Lynch - is one of the most successful and well-known investors of all time. He is the legendary former manager of the Magellan Fund at the major investment brokerage firm Fidelity. He took over the fund in 1977 at the age of 33 and ran it for 13 years. His success allowed him to retire in 1990 at the age of 46. His investment style has been described as adapting to the prevailing economic environment of the time, but Lynch always stressed that you should understand what you own.

During his tenure, the fund achieved an annual return of 29.2%, more than double the return of the S&P 500 index during that period. An absolutely incredible performance.


Activist Investing

Another popular method is called activist investing. An activist investor, usually a specialist hedge fund, buys a significant minority stake in a company with the aim of changing its management.

The activist investor's goals can be modest, such as advising management, or ambitious, such as forcing a sale of the company, divestment or restructuring, or replacing the board of directors.

Clearly the best known activist investor is Carl Icahn

He is the founder and majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises $IEP+0.9%, a public company and diversified conglomerate holding company. Icahn acquires large stakes in companies that he believes will appreciate in value through changes in corporate policy and then pushes management to make changes that he believes will benefit shareholders. He was one of the first activist shareholders and is credited with bringing this investment strategy to the forefront of hedge fund interest.

Icahn is on the Forbes 400 list and his net worth is between approximately $17 billion and $22 billion.

Icahn is well followed in activist investing by Bill Ackman. He is the founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management. In 2022, Forbes magazine estimated Ackman's net worth at $2.8 billion. I would also include Dan Loeb with these two.


"Macro" investments

Macro investing refers to investing based on global economic patterns. And that includes which reserve assets have performed and will perform best in conditions of economic chaos. In general, macro investors or traders usually work for hedge funds.

Ray Dalio Clearly, the first name that comes to mind as a macro investor is Ray Dalio. He has always been involved with economic cycles, macroeconomics, history and the world in general. Lately he has also been focusing a lot on studies and publications related to these trends, cycles and effects.

Since 1985, he has been one of two investment managers of Bridgewater Associates , the world's largest hedge fund.


Ray Dalio's principles are followed by many people in the stock market and beyond.

It also clearly includes Stanley Druckenmiller. To is an American investor, hedge fund manager, philanthropist, and former chairman and president of Duquesne Capital, which he founded in 1981. He closed the fund in August 2010, and at the time of closing, Duquesne Capital had over $12 billion in assets. From 1988 to 2000, he managed money for George Soros as the lead portfolio manager of the Quantum Fund, reportedly making $260 million in 2008. Speaking of Soros... he belongs in this group of macro investors as well.


Quantitative Investing

I think this is a slightly lesser known method and type of fund. A quantitative fund is an investment fund whose securities are selected based on numbers compiled through quantitative analysis. These funds are considered non-traditional and passive. It is more or less a kind of "high girl" and hard mathematical work.
They are constructed using proprietary models using software programs to determine appropriate investments.

Proponents of quantitative funds believe that selecting investments using input data and computer programs helps fund companies reduce the risks and losses associated with human fund managers.

Representatives of this method include Jim Simons and Cliff Asness.

Understandably, the representatives of this field are not originally primarily financiers and investors. In particular, Jim Simons, for example, is originally a mathematician. He is the founder of the quantitative hedge fund Renaissance Technologies. He and his fund are known as investors who use mathematical models and algorithms to make investment gains from market inefficiencies. Due to the long-term aggregate investment returns of Renaissance and its Medallion fund, Simons has been called"the greatest investor on Wall Street," specifically the most successful hedge fund manager of all time.

As reported in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Simons' net worth is estimated at $25.2 billion, making him the 66th richest person in the world.


Known for his studies on pattern recognition, Simons developed the Chern-Simons method (along with Shiing-Shen Chern). This one in particular caught my eye in the extreme. If anyone is similarly crazy, here is a lecture on the principle of the method :)



I would also include Jim Chanos, as a well-known short seller, among other extremely interesting investors.

In addition, I should also mention the so-called wide-moat investors who focus on companies with a competitive advantage. Of course, many of the above-mentioned areas of investment overlap and many investors can be classified in more than one of them. But I would place Buffett and Munger here. The value ones would then be very crowded 😁I would also add Terry Smith, Chuck Akre or Nick Sleep alongside them .

Am I forgetting anyone? Who do you think is an investor that every beginner and experienced wolf should learn from?

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Disclaimer: This is in no way an investment recommendation. This is purely my summary and analysis based on data from the internet and a few other analyses. Investing in the financial markets is risky and everyone should invest based on their own decisions. I am just an amateur sharing my opinions.

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