Carol Loomis

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Carol Junge Loomis
Born (1929-06-25) June 25, 1929 (age 85)
Nationality  United States
Education Drury College, University of Missouri
Occupation Journalist and senior editor-at-large at Fortune
Years active Since 1954

Carol Loomis (born June 25, 1929) is an American financial journalist, and senior editor-at-large at Fortune magazine.[1][2]


Carol Junge Loomis attended Drury College, and graduated from the University of Missouri, with a Bachelor of Journalism degree in 1951.[3]


Loomis had the longest tenure of any employee in Fortune magazine's history, having joined the staff in 1954 as a research associate and retired on July 1, 2014.[4] In 1966, she coined the term "hedge fund".[5] In 1976, she was appointed to the Advisory Committee on Federal Consolidated Financial Statements.[citation needed] In 1980, Loomis was one of six panelists at the presidential debates of Ronald Reagan and John B. Anderson.[3]

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Loomis is a "longtime friend of Warren Buffett's, the pro bono editor of his annual letter to shareholders, and a shareholder in Berkshire Hathaway."[2]




  1. ^ "Fortune's Carol Loomis sets the standard - Jon Friedman's Media Web". MarketWatch. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Buffett and Brazilian investor to buy Heinz - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet". Fortune. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  3. ^ a b "MU to Award Degrees at May 2007 Commencement Ceremonies | MU News Bureau". University of Missouri. 2007-05-04. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  4. ^ "Retirement". New York Post. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  5. ^ "The Original Hedge Fund". A.W. Jones. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  6. ^ "Historical Archive | UCLA Anderson School of Management". Retrieved 2013-02-14. 
  7. ^ "Carol Loomis to receive Society of American Business Editors and Writers award". UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication. March 30, 2006. Retrieved 2013-02-14. 

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