NEW DELHI: You, too, can attend Warren Buffett’s address to Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders’ meeting on Saturday.

Famously called the Woodstock of Capitalists, the event goes virtual this year in view of the Covid pandemic and that allows you a chance to attend it LIVE.

Investors looking to hear out legendary investors Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger’s views first hand can log on to Yahoo Finance, the exclusive online host for the 2021 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting.

The AGM event will take place in Los Angeles this time, and not Omaha. It would be all virtual with no attendance for the second year in row. Vice Chairman Charlie Munger, who was not a part of last year’s AGM will be on stage with Buffett offering answers and observations throughout the three-and-a half-hour question-answer session.

“I missed him last year and, more important, you clearly missed him. Our other invaluable vice-chairmen, Ajit Jain and Greg Abel, will be with us to answer questions relating to their domains,” Buffett wrote in his annual letter in February.

“Better yet, of course, will be the day when we see you face to face. I hope and expect that will be in 2022. The citizens of Omaha, our exhibiting subsidiaries and all of us at the home office can’t wait to get you back for an honest-to-god annual meeting, Berkshire-style,” Buffett wrote in his letter.

Yahoo Finance says the live streaming will begin at 12:30 pm ET, 10 pm for Indian Buffett followers. “Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Buffett will be joined by Vice-Chairman Munger, and both will share their unscripted views on Berkshire Hathaway, the markets, the economy, corporate governance, and a lot more,” Yahoo Finance wrote on its website.

Buffett will field questions from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm (11 pm Saturday to 2.30 am Sunday, Indian time). Buffett fans can click at this link to view live feeds of Berkshire Hathaway’s live event.

In 2020, AGM Greg Abel, one of Berkshire’s vice-chairmen, joined Buffett on stage facing a dark arena, 18,000 empty seats and a camera. “There was no rehearsal: Greg and I arrived about 45 minutes before showtime,” Buffett wrote in the February letter.

“Debbie Bosanek, my incredible assistant who joined Berkshire 47 years ago at age 17, had put together about 25 slides displaying various facts and figures that I had assembled at home. An anonymous but highly-capable team of computer and camera operators projected the slides onto the screen in proper order,” Buffett wrote.

“This year, on May 1, we are planning to go one better. Again, we will rely on Yahoo and CNBC to perform flawlessly,” he wrote, while adding “Our formal meeting will commence at 5 pm. EDT and should finish by 5:30 pm. Earlier, between 1:30 and 5:00 pm, we will answer your questions as relayed by Becky. As always, we will have no foreknowledge as to what questions will be asked,” he said.

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