|Born||Todd Anthony Combs
January 27, 1971
Sarasota, Florida, U.S.
|Alma mater||Florida State University
Columbia Business School
Early life and education
Todd Anthony Combs was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. He is a 1993 graduate of Florida State University, with degrees in finance and multinational business operations. Combs later attended Columbia Business School in New York, graduating in 2002.
Before going into the hedge-fund world, Combs worked for a time as a Florida bank regulator and also in the pricing department of Progressive Insurance. In 2005, Combs launched a hedge fund called Castle Point Capital, based in Greenwich, Connecticut. He was Chief Executive Officer and Director of Castle Point from 2005 to 2010. During that time, the returns of Combs's firm were a cumulative 34%, according to an investor. In October 2010, the Wall Street Journal reported that Buffett had tapped Combs to eventually replace him as the chief investment officer of Berkshire Hathaway.
- Susan Pulliam; Serena Ng (28 October 2010). "Buffett Flags a Successor". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
- Serena Ng; Susan Pulliam; Gregory Zuckerman (28 October 2010). "Buffett: Combs Is 'a 100% Fit'". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 27 October 2010.