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Guy Spier

Owner & CEO of Aquamarine Capital

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Guy Spier Biography

Guy Spier is a Zurich based investor and author of a book on investing entitled The Education of a Value Investor. He is well known for bidding US$650,100 with Mohnish Pabrai for a charity lunch with Warren Buffett in June 2007. In 2009, he was featured in "the Checklist Manifesto," by Atul Gawande regarding his use of checklists as part of his investment process.

Spier manages the Aquamarine Fund, an investment partnership inspired by, and styled after Warren Buffett's 1950s investment partnerships. He is also an occasional financial commentator in the media. Spier serves as the chair and founder of the Weizmann Science and Business Club. He is a member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Board and also serves on advisory boards of Value Conferences; and of Zurich Minds.

Guy Spier and former President of South Africa, F.W. de Klerk in discussion at the Horasis 2013 Annual Meeting From 2007 to 2009, Spier served on the Advisory Board of the Dakshana Foundation. In spring 2010, Spier with Peter Hogenkamp and Tim Dührkoop co-founded TEDxZurich.

In 2003, Spier became the target, along with David Einhorn, Bill Ackman, and Whitney Tilson, of investigations by Eliot Spitzer, then the New York Attorney General, as well as by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding short sales of Farmer Mac, MBIA corp and Allied Capital. The melt down of these companies during the late-2000s financial crisis vindicated their short thesis and was the subject of books by Ackman and Einhorn.

Spier was educated at City of London Freemen's School. From 1988 - 1990, Spier worked with David Pitt-Watson at Braxton Associates, which later became Deloitte Consulting. In 1991, He interned at the European Commission in Brussels. He completed his MBA at the Harvard Business School, class of 1993 with Mark Pincus and Chris Hohn. He holds a First Class degree in PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) from Oxford University where he studied at Brasenose College.

Spier is related to the Lazard banking family through his great great grandmother, Johanna Lazard. He is also a former resident of Tuxedo Park, New York, the village constructed by Pierre Lorillard in the late 1800s, where he lived in the Bruce Price Cottage. He is a member of Entrepreneurs' Organization and of the Young Presidents Organization.

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The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment

The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment

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  • How do I book Guy Spier to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Guy Spier for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Guy Spier, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Guy Spier or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Guy Spier

    Speaking fees for Guy Spier, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Guy Spier are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Guy Spier, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Guy Spier speak about?

    Guy Spier is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Business Leaders, Consulting, Economy and Finance, Education, Entrepreneurism, Finance, Innovation, Leadership Speakers, TED.
  • Where does Guy Spier travel from?

    Guy Spier generally travels from Zurich, Switzerland, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Guy Spier’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Guy Spier for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Guy Spier for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Guy Spier or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Guy Spier Biography

Guy Spier is a Zurich based investor and author of a book on investing entitled The Education of a Value Investor. He is well known for bidding US$650,100 with Mohnish Pabrai for a charity lunch with Warren Buffett in June 2007. In 2009, he was featured in "the Checklist Manifesto," by Atul Gawande regarding his use of checklists as part of his investment process.

Spier manages the Aquamarine Fund, an investment partnership inspired by, and styled after Warren Buffett's 1950s investment partnerships. He is also an occasional financial commentator in the media. Spier serves as the chair and founder of the Weizmann Science and Business Club. He is a member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Board and also serves on advisory boards of Value Conferences; and of Zurich Minds.

Guy Spier and former President of South Africa, F.W. de Klerk in discussion at the Horasis 2013 Annual Meeting From 2007 to 2009, Spier served on the Advisory Board of the Dakshana Foundation. In spring 2010, Spier with Peter Hogenkamp and Tim Dührkoop co-founded TEDxZurich.

In 2003, Spier became the target, along with David Einhorn, Bill Ackman, and Whitney Tilson, of investigations by Eliot Spitzer, then the New York Attorney General, as well as by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding short sales of Farmer Mac, MBIA corp and Allied Capital. The melt down of these companies during the late-2000s financial crisis vindicated their short thesis and was the subject of books by Ackman and Einhorn.

Spier was educated at City of London Freemen's School. From 1988 - 1990, Spier worked with David Pitt-Watson at Braxton Associates, which later became Deloitte Consulting. In 1991, He interned at the European Commission in Brussels. He completed his MBA at the Harvard Business School, class of 1993 with Mark Pincus and Chris Hohn. He holds a First Class degree in PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) from Oxford University where he studied at Brasenose College.

Spier is related to the Lazard banking family through his great great grandmother, Johanna Lazard. He is also a former resident of Tuxedo Park, New York, the village constructed by Pierre Lorillard in the late 1800s, where he lived in the Bruce Price Cottage. He is a member of Entrepreneurs' Organization and of the Young Presidents Organization.

Guy Spier Videos

  • Mohnish Pabrai and Guy Spier | Talks at Google
  • Guy Spier: The Education of a Value Investor - Authors@Google ...

Guy Spier Books

FAQs on booking Guy Spier

  • How do I book Guy Spier to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Guy Spier for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Guy Spier, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Guy Spier or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Guy Spier

    Speaking fees for Guy Spier, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Guy Spier are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Guy Spier, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Guy Spier speak about?

    Guy Spier is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Business Leaders, Consulting, Economy and Finance, Education, Entrepreneurism, Finance, Innovation, Leadership Speakers, TED.
  • Where does Guy Spier travel from?

    Guy Spier generally travels from Zurich, Switzerland, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Guy Spier’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Guy Spier for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Guy Spier for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Guy Spier or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Guy Spier is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Guy Spier for your event is available upon request. Guy Spier generally travels from ZurichSwitzerland and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Diamandis, Peter Guber, R "Ray" Wang, Don Peppers and Geoffrey Moore. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Guy Spier for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Guy Spier Speaker Videos

  • Mohnish Pabrai and Guy Spier | Talks at Google
    Guy Spier: The Education of a Value Investor - Authors@Google ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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