Guy Spier on Compounding Personal Goodwill

November 7, 2018 in Audio, Conversations, Diary, The Frankfurt Conversation 2018

Guy Spier, chief executive officer of Aquamarine Capital, joined the MOI Global community for The Frankfurt Conversation 2018, held at Jumeirah Frankfurt in November.

Guy spoke about a deeply held belief — that it is possible to compound one’s personal goodwill in such a way that unexpected opportunities come one’s way over the long term, creating tremendous value in investing, business, and life.

Guy Spier is a Zurich based investor. In June 2007 he made headlines by bidding US$650,100 with Mohnish Pabrai for a charity lunch with Warren Buffett. Since 1997 he has managed Aquamarine Fund, an investment partnership inspired by, and styled after the original 1950′s Buffett partnerships. Prior to starting Aquamarine Fund, Spier worked as an investment banker in New York, and as a management consultant in London and Paris. Mr. Spier completed his MBA at the Harvard Business School, class of 1993, and holds a First Class degree in PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) from Oxford University. Upon graduating, he was co-awarded the George Webb Medley prize for the best performance in that year in Economics. While at Oxford he was a contemporary of David Cameron at Brasenose and attended economics tutorials with him. Spier is the CEO of the Spier family office. He also serves on the advisory board of Horasis, and is a co-host of TEDxZurich. Spier is a member of YPO, EO, Zurich Minds and the Latticework Club. Aquamarine has offices in New York, London and Zurich where Mr. Spier currently resides with his wife Lory and their three children, Eva, Isaac and Sarah.

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