Buffett trumps Gross in 'great investor' poll

It's a silly poll -- a bit like taste tests between Pepsi (PEP) and Coke (KO): Who is the most sage investor in the world?

In a survey of its terminal subscribers, Bloomberg found that Warren Buffett, chief of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) is still the world's most highly regarded investor. Longevity accounts for something; Bond king Bill Gross of PIMCO, who has been a leading investor in the fixed income markets for decades, came in second. Buffett was picked by 24 percent of respondents, and Gross by 14 percent. Billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros, now in his advanced old age, finished high on the list, as did mercurial economist Nouriel Roubini.