Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Jeremy Grantham x 2

If you've already checked in on Monday's post, you probably noticed our mention of investor Jeremy Grantham's recent interview in Barron's.

Well, today we have two Grantham profiles for you: a link to his recent Barron's interview, and a profile of the famed Boston investor in today's Financial Times.

Grantham, a founding member of the Boston-based investment management firm GMO, is known for his ability to take an unpopular stance on the markets and stick to his guns, in spite of doubters and detractors. An excerpt from the FT piece illustrates this point:

"I remember when Jeremy made a stand against tech stocks in the late '90s, and was in the wilderness for what must have seemed like 50 years," says Jim Grant, founder and editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, who has known Mr Grantham for 15 years. "He lost many clients during that time, but he's a fighter, and just doesn't back down from a deeply held conviction. I think the British army lost a talented field general when Jeremy migrated to the States and took up finance."

So far all you fans of the "field general", here are two for you. Enjoy.