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Ben Graham Centre's 2012 Investing Conference

April 25, 2012

Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, Toronto.

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The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing at the Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario held a conference on Value Investing on April 25, 2012 at the Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, Toronto.

The mission of the conference was to promote the tenets of value investing as pioneered by Benjamin Graham, to expose conference participants to the various value investing methods used by practitioners, and to encourage and support academic research and study in the area of value investing.

The conference provided a forum to explain, discuss and debate the principles, practices and various applications of value investing from a global context. Corporate executives offered an industry perspective of how to look for value creating opportunities and how to create value.


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Conference Organizer and Chair

George Athanassakos, Director, Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing, Ivey Business School

Keynote Speaker

Presenter: Lauren Templeton, Principal, Lauren Templeton Capital Management, LLC
Topic: Lessons Learned from Sir John Templeton
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Value Investor Session

Presenter: Wayne Peters, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Peters MacGregor Capital Management
Topic: Take a Simple Idea and Take it Seriously
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Presenter: David Winters, Managing Director, Wintergreen Advisers
Topic: Global Trifectas
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Presenter: Jeff Stacey, Founding Partner, Stacey Muirhead Capital Management
Topic: Searching Globally for Outstanding Value Investments
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Presenter: Mohnish Pabrai, Managing Partner, Pabrai Investment Funds
Topic: Ben Graham’s Net-Nets are Alive, Well and Working in 2012
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Corporate Executive Session

General topic: Looking For and Creating Value For Shareholders

Presenter: Tom Ward, Chief Executive Officer, SandRidge Energy
Topic: SandRidge Energy's Perspective
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Presenter: Marc Bertrand, President & CEO, MEGA Brands Inc.
Topic: MEGA's Perspective
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Presenter: William McMorrow, Chief Executive Officer, Kennedy Wilson
Topic: Kennedy Wilson's Perspective
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Presenter: Richard Garneau, President & CEO, Resolute Forest Products
Topic: Resolute Forest Product's Perspective
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We would like to thank our sponsors Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., The Center for the Advancement of Value Investing Education and Riverwood Capital Group for their generous support in sponsoring the conference.

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