Bloomberg reports that Walter Schloss died yesterday at the age of 95. He is one of the Superinvestors identified by Buffett in his famous speech The Superinvestors of Graham and Doddsville (see the tab above). I had the honor of attending a Columbia University value investing conference that Walter also attending in which David Einhorn was the keynote speaker.
Walter, like Buffett, was an employee of Ben Graham’s Graham-Newman Corporation (Annual Statements can be found in the Value Investing Resources Section to the right) and like Graham was one of the original members of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), my local CFA Institute society. Walter donated most of the material to the NYSSA for its Value Investing Archive. Visitors to the Archive can see many original works from Graham-Newman Corporation and Ben Graham, Schloss, Kahn, and others.
Rest in peace.
Bloomberg’s story has more background information: