The closest runner-up, Bill Gross, the founder and co- chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Co, is chosen by 16%. Billionaire investor George Soros gets 10%, followed by Nouriel Roubini, the New York University professor who in 2006 predicted the financial crisis, and Marc Faber, publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report. Fewer than 1 in 10 cited Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, despite high marks for his performance as a central banker. Only 3% pick Alan Greenspan, the former Fed chairman.
The other people in the list have their merit, but I think consistency which does not mean total absence of mistakes is the key to rating Buffett, says poll respondent Frederic Bach, 46, a partner and head of fixed- income investments at Falcon Money Management LLP.