Whitman, Zucaro Sweat Out Drop by Mortgage Insurers

Martin Whitman

Marty Whitman and Al Zucaro, stock pickers with a knack for buying low, may be dripping in sweat after they snapped up U.S. mortgage insurers that shed more than 40 percent of their value in the past three months.

``While the near-term situation may seem dire, we are patient, long-term investors willing to ride out short-term volatility,'' Whitman's company said in a Dec. 28 filing. Financial insurance companies, including Radian, MGIC and bond insurer MBIA Inc., were less than 4 percent of holdings in the Third Avenue Value Fund as of Oct. 31. The fund had assets of more than $11 billion on Dec. 31. Whitman didn't respond to requests for comment.

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