13 Facts About Alice Schroeder


Alice Schroeder's received a BBA in finance and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin in 1978 and 1980.

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From 1980 to 1991, Alice Schroeder worked as a CPA at Ernst and Young, starting in Houston.

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In 1991 Alice Schroeder became a project manager for the Financial Accounting Standards Board of the Financial Accounting Foundation in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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Alice Schroeder testified as an expert witness about accounting for finite risk reinsurance at this federal criminal conspiracy trial in Hartford, Connecticut.

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In 1993, Schroeder left the FASB to work as a sell-side insurance investment analyst for Dowling Partners in Hartford, a boutique firm run by V J Dowling.

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In 1998 Alice Schroeder wrote Warren Buffett a letter requesting a meeting for her clients about Berkshire's recent acquisition of the reinsurer General Re, which she covered.

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Alice Schroeder then initiated coverage of the hard-to-analyze Berkshire Hathaway in a favorable report.

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Alice Schroeder was voted one of Business Insurance magazine's "Rising Stars".

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In 2003, Alice Schroeder has reported that an investment writer approached her to jointly write a book about Warren Buffett and corporate governance.

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Alice Schroeder felt this was not the right book and discussed another idea with Buffett, who offered to cooperate with her if she wrote a more comprehensive book.

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Alice Schroeder reportedly received a $7 million book contract for publishing The Snowball.

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Alice Schroeder canceled the yearly dinner Schroeder hosted in Omaha at which she interviewed him before nearly two hundred people.

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Alice Schroeder gave Schroeder's team an early draft and suggested they downgrade MBIA, but they initially resisted.

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