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Ben Graham Centre's 2014 Value Investing Conference

April 08, 2014

Fairmont Royal York in downtown Toronto.

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The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing at the Ivey Business School at Western University held a conference on Value Investing on April 8, 2014 at the Fairmont Royal York in downtown 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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Media Coverage

“Ben Graham Centre 2014 Value Investing Conference: Ross, Pabrai, Flatt, Shlaes”, April 9, 2014.

Conference Organizer and Chair

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

Morning Keynote Speaker

Presenter: Amity Shlaes, Director of the George W. Bush Institute’s Economic Growth Project, Columnist and Author, New York, NY
Topic: Another Kind of US President: Calvin Coolidge, the Model of the 1920s and How a Scrooge Begat Plenty
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Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Presenter: Wilbur Ross, CEO & Chairman, WL Ross & Co. LLC, New York, NY
Topic: Lessons from the Bank of Ireland Saga
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Value Investor Session

Presenter: Mohnish Pabrai, Managing Partner, Pabrai Investment Funds, Irvine, CA
Topic: The Ideal Team Size of an Investment Operation
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Presenter: Irwin A. Michael, President, I. A. Michael Investment Counsel Ltd., Toronto, ON
Topic: The ABCs of Deep Value Investing: Buying Toonies for Loonies
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Presenter: Richard H. Lawrence, Jr., Chairman and Executive Director, Overlook Investments, Hong Kong
Topic: Value Investing in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities
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Presenter: James B. Rosenwald III, Co-Chair, Management Committee & Senior Portfolio Manager (Asian Equities), Dalton Investments LLC, Santa Monica, CA
Topic: Alignment of Interest
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Presenter: Srinivas Pulavarti, President & Chief Investment Officer, UCLA Investment Company, Los Angeles, CA
Topic: Investment Perspectives from an Endowment CIO
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Corporate Executive Session

General topic: Looking For and Creating Value For Shareholders

Presenter: George Chryssikos, CEO/Chairman of Investment Committee, Eurobank Properties, Athens, Greece
Topic: Eurobank Properties’ Perspective
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Presenter: N. Murray Edwards, President/Owner, Edco Financial Holdings Ltd., Calgary, AB
Topic: Edco Financial Holdings’ Perspective
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Presenter: Bruce Flatt, Senior Managing Partner and CEO, Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Toronto, ON
Topic: Brookfield Asset Management’s Perspective
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We would like to thank our sponsors Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., Donville Kent Asset Management and The Center for the Advancement of Value Investing Education for their generous support in sponsoring the conference.

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