What if Warren Buffett had invested in Asian stocks?

While Asian markets have fewer compounders from the crop of companies dating back to 1988 (although things have changed in the last 15 to 20 years with the emergence of big Chinese companies), the markets here are more volatile.
While Asian markets have fewer compounders from the crop of companies dating back to 1988 (although things have changed in the last 15 to 20 years with the emergence of big Chinese companies), the markets here are more volatile. PHOTO: REUTERS

"Would Warren Buffett be as great an investor if he were Asian and invests only in Asian stocks?" That was a question posed by a potential investor recently.

Intriguing. Ever so curious, we at Inclusif attempted to answer it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 30, 2019, with the headline 'What if Warren Buffett had invested in Asian stocks?'. Print Edition | Subscribe