On Friday, November 4, hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson (T2 Partners) met with 30 University of Maryland undergraduate finance majors for 1 1/2 hours in New York City. Mr. Tilson’s funds have substantially outperformed the S&P 500 since their inception in 1999. He has also been frequently interviewed on CNBC and the CBS program, 60 Minutes. The topics he covered in his discussion included an overview of the U.S. economy, stock market prices over time, the housing market, and his recent investments in the Hong Kong Dollar and Netflix. In addition, he recommended several investment related books, some of which he donated to the students. With respect to his largest investment, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK), Mr. Tilson mentioned that BRK was “the safest stock”. This was an extremely valuable and educational experience for the students.