Financial crisis brings sobriety to Warren Buffett’s capitalist jamboree

Graeme Wearden, Friday 1 May 2009 14.07 BST

Half the questions will this year come from three journalists, so Warren Buffett and vice-chairman Charlie Munger will face tougher probing about Berkshire’s exposure to derivatives contracts, and the tricky issue of succession planning

And despite all the bad news, Buffett is maintaining his optimistic view on the world. His letter to shareholders encouraged them to shop with the many Berkshire-owned companies that will be exhibiting at the event – selling everything from books to corporate jets. Investors will also get the chance to play bridge against two experts, or chess against twice-US champion Patrick Wolff, who will be helpfully blindfolded.

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