A Meeting of Great Minds: Bill Miller and William Green
William Green and Bill Miller represent two perspectives on the Great Minds of Investing. William Green, an avid researcher of the best minds in investing and author of numerous books. His latest, Richer, Wiser, Happier: How the World’s Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life, candidly recounts the experience of many of the industry greats. Bill Miller, a superstar value investor, is a practitionera of his craft for nearly 40 years. In this unique dialogue, the writer and the practitioner will cross-interview the other about his work in the field of investing.
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Bill Miller, CFA
Founder, CIO and Portfolio Manager, Miller Value Partners
Bill Miller, CFA is the founder of Miller Value Partners, and currently serves as Chairman, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager. Prior to Miller Value, Bill and Ernie Kiehne founded Legg Mason Capital Management. Bill served as the portfolio manager of the Value Trust for 30 years. He was the director of research for Legg Mason from October 1981 through June 1985 and assumed overall responsibility for Legg Mason’s equity funds management division in 1990. Prior to Legg Mason, he served as treasurer of the JE Baker Company, a major manufacturer of products for the steel and cement industries. Bill earned his economics degree from Washington and Lee University. He served as a military intelligence officer overseas and then pursued graduate studies in philosophy in the Ph.D program at The Johns Hopkins University. He received his CFA designation in 1986. Bill is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Santa Fe Institute, where he served as Chairman from 2005 to 2009.
William Green is the author of Richer, Wiser, Happier: How the World’s Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life. This landmark book is based on hundreds of hours of interviews he has conducted over the last quarter of a century with more than forty of the world’s most successful investors. Published in April 2021, the book is currently being translated into 12 languages. Green has written for many leading publications in the U.S. and Europe, including The New Yorker, Time, Fortune, Forbes, Barron’s, Bloomberg Markets, The (London) Spectator, and The Economist. Reporting all over the world, he has interviewed world leaders to thought leaders. Green edited the international editions of Time and has collaborated on several books as a ghostwriter, co-author, or editor. Born and raised in London, Green was educated at Eton College, studied English literature at Oxford University, and received a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in New York.
Bill Miller IV, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Miller Value Partners
Bill Miller IV, CFA, CMT joined the team in 2013 on a full-time basis as a Portfolio Manager for the Income Strategy. Prior to working exclusively with Miller Value Partners, Bill worked at Legg Mason Capital Management since 2008 covering the specialty finance and consumer spaces with a focus on high-yielding securities. Bill earned his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth after working as an analyst at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Tufts University with a degree in economics. Bill earned his CFA designation in 2011 and passed all three levels of the Chartered Market Technician exam. When Bill isn’t in the office, he likes other competitive activities including tennis and poker, and he has played in the World Series Main Event.
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