George Livadas – A Long Short Discussion

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Bill Brewster

Bill Brewster is a private investor. He cohosts the podcast Value: After Hours with Tobias Carlisle and Jake Taylor. Tobias, Jake and Bill met at a Berkshire Hathaway meeting and formed a lasting friendship. And, as it turns out, people really like the podcast.

While Bill tries to replicate Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger’s thought processes, he is heavily influenced by Bill Miller III, Stan Druckenmiller, and others. This podcast is his attempt to dig deeper into other investing/business philosophies and share the knowledge with the world.

George Livadas stopped by The Business Brew to discuss his background, investing framework, and investment strategy. George is the founder and CIO of Upslope Capital Management. Bill really likes how George looks at the world. You can find George’s work here.

George’s portfolio tends to be focused on industries he covered in the past.  Bill was curious to discuss how George thinks of his gross exposure (long exposure minus short exposure) and whether shorting has been, and will be, a good idea in the future. A reason for Bill’s interest in long/short strategies is thinking about whether long/short strategies are a better method of diversification relative to the traditional 60/40 stock/bond allocation.

In this conversation George talks about his investment theories, position sizing, how he sees risk/reward, and much more. The Business Brew is happy to feature him this week.

You can follow Upslope Capital on Twitter at @UpslopeCapital.

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