Bill Miller's Amazing Winning Streak

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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This week on Masters in Business, we speak with Bill Miller, the legendary stock picker who beat the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index for 15 consecutive years while managing a fund at Legg Mason Capital Management.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Miller talks about everything from his stock-selection process, his famous streak, and what he got wrong during the financial crisis. Miller also has an intriguing theory about why investors have been abandoning active investments -- he blames those active fund managers who are actually high-priced closet indexers

You can hear the full interview, including our podcast extras, at iTunesSoundCloud and Bloomberg. All of our earlier podcasts can be found at iTunes, SoundCloud and Bloomberg.

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