Carol Loomis

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Carol Junge Loomis
Born (1929-06-25) June 25, 1929 (age 87)
Nationality  United States
Education Drury College, University of Missouri
Occupation Journalist and retired senior editor-at-large at Fortune
Years active 1954-2014

Carol Junge Loomis (born June 25, 1929) is an American financial journalist, who retired in 2014 as 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] She retired from Time/Fortune magazine in July 2014 after a tenure of over 60 years with the company.[6]

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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]




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