Ted Weschler feels light years away from the hectic activity of Wall Street. His office is above a bookstore in the relatively unhurried city of Charlottesville in Virginia. He doesn’t bother with a nameplate on the door. Anyone who needs him knows where to find him.
Mr. Weschler is one of the two portfolio managers who work for Warren Buffett’s conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway. Together with the star investor, he manages stocks worth more than $100 billion. When Mr. Buffet, 85, no longer heads his firm, the 55-year-old Mr. Weschler is likely to share the title of chief investment officer with his colleague Todd Combs, continuing to play a crucial role at the Omaha, Nebraska-based operation, the fifth-largest publicly listed company in the United States.