For over 21 years, Doug Barnett has been investing in Thailand, achieving a 3111% gain in value (IRR = 18.1%), while, as a comparison, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was up only 1860% (IRR 15.3%) and BANPU, the best performing listed Thai stock, was up only 1090%. Over the same period, Thailand's SET Index was down 1%.
Thailand -- as all emerging countries -- is volatile. Therefore, Barnett prefers investors who understand the opportunity set and recommends to invest with a multiple-year time horizon. Julian Robertson and George Soros were among his early investors, and now, 40% of his clients are actually the private accounts of other hedge fund managers.
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