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Christopher Rossbach, chief investment officer, J. Stern & Co
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Christopher Rossbach, chief investment officer, J. Stern & Co

Warren Buffett returned to the stage in Omaha last weekend for the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting after a two-year hiatus. Christopher Rossbach, chief investment officer, J. Stern & Co, has made the annual pilgrimage for over a decade and, was one of the thousands to attend. He found the legendary investor in great form.

It was great to be back in Omaha, Nebraska for the first in-person Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting since 2019. I had wondered - would it be the same and would the crowds return? After all, every year, the Woodstock of capitalism is attended by tens of thousands of people from all over the world. They come to hear from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, who have built Berkshire Hathaway into one of the most valuable companies in the world. It is an annual trip I have taken in my role at J. Stern & Co until the pandemic stopped it two years ago. The Stern family has been invested i...

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