Prominent family business investor to speak this Thursday - live link

Byron Trott, pictured on the right     Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images Entertainment / Getty Images

Byron Trott, pictured on the right     Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images Entertainment / Getty Images

Byron Trott, one of America’s most prominent investors and a big advocate of the family business model, is speaking this Thursday at a seminar hosted by Olin Business School at Washington University in St Louis. The session will be streamed live on this link at 2 pm St Louis Central Time Zone, which is 8 pm UK summer time, and 9 pm CEST. The link should also provide a recording of the meeting after it has happened.

Trott - Warren Buffett’s favourite banker

After working at Goldman Sachs, Trott set up his own investment group called BDT Capital Partners, which has advised many prominent family businesses on their corporate strategy. Like his admirer Warren Buffett, Trott is a big advocate of long-term investing. Some say he is the perfect candidate to take over from Buffett if and when he finally decides to step down from Berkshire Hathaway. He's worth listen to...