If you dislike Berkshire Hathaway - really dislike it, enough to put your money where your mouth is - Warren Buffett would like to hear from you.
Buffett, in his annual letter to Berkshire shareholders on Friday, said he is looking for a "credentialed bear" on Berkshire to join a panel of analysts that will question him at this year's annual meeting in Omaha in May.
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Preferably, Buffett wrote, that bear would be short Berkshire shares, meaning they have borrowed and sold the stock betting the price will fall.
"Not yet having a bear identified, we would like to hear from applicants. The only requirement is that you be an investment professional and negative on Berkshire," Buffett wrote.
About 1 percent of the float on Berkshire's widely-held Class B stock is sold short, according to New York Stock Exchange data.
The analyst panel was a new innovation at Berkshire's 2012 analyst meeting, though in that instance it was comprised of three sell-side insurance analysts.
This year the panel will have one insurance analyst, Cliff Gallant of Nomura Securities; one investor, Jonathan Brandt of Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb; and the bear.
(Reporting By Ben Berkowitz; Editing by Bernard Orr)