Our Team

Seth A. Klarman

CEO & Portfolio Manager

Seth is the Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager of Baupost and has overseen the firm's investments since its inception. Seth is the author of "Margin of Safety," a book that outlines his value investment philosophy, and the editor of and contributor to the Benjamin Graham and David Dodd classic "Security Analysis, Seventh Edition." He graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a B.A. in Economics and was a Baker Scholar at Harvard Business School, where he earned his MBA. Between his undergraduate and graduate studies, Seth worked in an analyst capacity for Mutual Shares Corporation. He is a member of Harvard Business School’s Board of Dean’s Advisors and serves on the board of the Broad Institute. He is Vice Chair of Beth Israel Hospital’s Board of Managers and a member of their Board of Trustees. In 2020, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also the co-chairman of The Klarman Family Foundation. Seth regularly teaches in investment classes at leading colleges and business schools and speaks at various industry gatherings.