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How John Freund kept Warren Buffett's stock picks secret for 30-plus years

How John Freund kept Warren Buffett's stock picks secret for 30-plus years

After more than 30 years working in Chicago as Warren Buffett's stockbroker, Citigroup Managing Director John Freund is retiring from the bank at the end of March, the company said. Freund, 69, managed to make big headlines only once: For altering the course of succession plans at Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway after he inadvertently warned the Omaha billionaire that a longtime heir apparent had deceived him over a stock trade in a company called Lubrizol. Day-to-day Freund has executed some of Buffett's most important decisions, buying up shares on his behalf in everything from Coca-Cola to Freddie Mac. "I remember being at the (Berkshire Hathaway) annual meeting and...

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