Berkshire Hathaway 2009 Annual Meeting Links

Published on May 3, 2009

Earlier today, I wrote an article covering the highlights of the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting morning Q&A session.  Since I was unable to attend the afternoon session, I have been searching the Internet for information regarding the afternoon Q&A as well as other good content that may be useful for readers.  This post includes the best resources I have found up to this point.  More content is appearing online constantly, so I may update this post over the next few days.

Meeting Notes

I have not found any actual “transcripts” of the meeting, meaning verbatim accounts of the questions and answers.  In the past, Outstanding Investor Digest has published very good transcripts some time after the annual meeting.  However, these are only available to subscribers of the publication.  Here are some links to posts that at least provide a summary of the Q&A:

The Omaha World Herald posted a real time stream of notes during the meeting.  The notes includes some observations regarding the company movie as well.

Notes and commentary from

Alex Crippen of CNBC provides a real time account of the meeting via twitter, although it is not a full transcript.

Andrew Sorkin of the New York Times was one of the journalists asking questions during the meeting.  He apparently posted comments during the meeting on twitter.

Guru Focus published some notes from the Q&A Session.

Meeting notes from one of the participants on the Motley Fool Berkshire message board.

More meetings notes from another participant on Motley Fool.  Part 1 and Part 2.

Meeting notes on selected topics from ValueHuntr’s blog.

Liz Claman of Fox Business News has several blog entries of the Q&A session.


The Manual of Ideas published the transcript of a Nightly Business Report interview with Charlie Munger.

Other Links

Warren Buffett’s statement on Q1 2009 results were recorded in a new 8K SEC Filing on Monday, May 4.

The Manual of Ideas on the Top Five Quotes from the Annual Meeting.

The Guru Five posts interesting comments from Munger regarding the BYD Investment.

Simoleon Sense on Buffett Dismissing Stress Tests for Banks.

CNBC provides an account of Buffett’s preview of Berkshire’s Q1 2009 operating results.

CNBC provides an account of Buffett’s statement on derivatives.

CNBC provides a report of Buffett’s statement on Berkshire’s AAA Credit Rating.

Many bloggers on Twitter are using the #Berkshire keyword to tag their posts (there is quite a bit of “noise” here but some useful information as well).

Fortune reports on Buffett’s comments regarding inflation.

Buffett and Munger’s News Conference on Sunday, May 3

Buffett and Munger criticize the stress test methodology for large banks and question whether the underlying assumptions are appropriate.

Morningstar Interview with Bill Child of R.C. Willey:

CNBC Interview with Charlie Munger regarding Cap and Trade:

Berkshire Hathaway 2009 Annual Meeting Links