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    1. Berkshire Buys Lubrizol for $9 Billion

      Commentary

      Mon, 14 Mar 2011

      estimate for Berkshire, given that the company is likely to see more than $10 billion repaid this year from firms--Swiss Re SWCEY ($3 billion), Goldman Sachs GS ($5 billion), and General Electric GE ($3 billion)--it had lent a helping hand

    2. Top Sector Bets Made by Our Ultimate Stock-Pickers

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      Tue, 14 Dec 2010

      equity and fixed income securities tied to investments Warren Buffett made in Goldman Sachs, General Electric GE, Swiss Re SWCEY , and Wrigley in the months leading up to and following the collapse of the credit and equity markets in 2008). And this doesn't

    3. Berkshire Posts Mixed 3Q Results; BNSF Acquisition Lifts Operating Income

      Commentary

      Mon, 8 Nov 2010

      worsen as the company rolls its fixed-maturity book into lower-return securities over the next year or so. Also, Swiss Re SWCEY recently agreed to repay the nearly $3 billion worth of convertible notes it issued to Berkshire in February 2009 by the beginning

    4. Conseco Reports 1Q

      Commentary

      Wed, 9 May 2007

      deficient, which erodes profitability. The company also announced a deal to sell a chunk of low-margin annuities to Swiss Re SWCEY . This deal will free up about $175 million of capital at Conseco. We are sticking with our fair value estimate and our opinion

    5. Mixed 3Q for Fairfax

      Commentary

      Fri, 3 Nov 2006

      earnings were pleasing, the previously announced commutation (cancellation) of a major reinsurance contract with Swiss Re SWCEY produced a charge of $412.65 million in Fairfax's runoff (discontinued) operations. This dropped earnings per share

    6. Fairfax Restates Financials

      Commentary

      Fri, 1 Sep 2006

      windstorm season than it was last year. After giving effect to the cancellation of a $1 billion reinsurance contract with Swiss Re SWCEY , Fairfax also discovered some moderate accounting errors related to the way this contract was booked in 2001. While this restatement

    7. Fairfax to Restate Financials, Again

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      Fri, 28 Jul 2006

      half of the year. We also believe that management's decision to cancel its $1 billion reinsurance contract with Swiss Re SWCEY will improve Fairfax's liquidity and bolster its financial position. Under the proposed cancellation, Fairfax will take

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