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 million.