is a fan of neither modern portfolio theory nor short sellers. Those are two tidbits the Third Avenue Management
] founder and chairman reveals
in an interview with Lawrence Strauss from Barron's
"They [short sellers] don't make markets more efficient. I think they could serve a real function," Whitman told Barron's. "I am very concerned about their influence, particularly when they try to take a company down."
Neil Anderson, Managing Editor
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