Cara Goldenberg, managing partner at New York value hedge
fund Permian Investment Partners, has achieved something very
few others in the industry have managed: She shared dinner with
Warren Buffett without having to pay for it.
Goldenberg sent Buffett her stock research in November, with a
note saying she was providing the information because she'd
heard the 79-year-old billionaire liked to spend his
Thanksgiving weekends looking for new investment ideas. Buffett
responded by inviting Goldenberg and her business partner, Alex
Duran, to his Berkshire Hathaway headquarters in Omaha, Neb.,
for dinner and conversation.
Facebook profile now features a picture of her proudly
grabbing hold of Buffett's wallet. Stacey Asher, who handles
investor relations at Permian, confirmed the dinner, but
declined to elaborate.
Many would pay good money for a private audience with the
second-richest man in the U.S.-and indeed some have. At a
charity auction last year, Toronto hedge fund Salida Capital
Partners won the opportunity to send its senior management for
dinner with Buffett after making a successful bid of $1.68