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Ben Graham Centre's 2016 Value Investing Conference

April 13, 2016

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 will held a conference on Value Investing on April 13, 2016 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.

"George runs a Value Investing Conference the day before our meeting...I highly recommend it – he has some outstanding speakers and it is well worth your time to attend."
—Prem Watsa Chairman and CEO, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd from the 2016 Fairfax Annual Report




This conference was reviewed by FPSC and qualifies for 7.5 FPSC-approved CE Credits.

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Media Coverage

“Risk, rewards, and strategies for success: Lessons from the Ben Graham Centre’s Value Investing Conference”
Ivey Business School, May 18, 2016.

“No end in sight for sideways market”
Globe and Mail, April 14, 2016.

“Value investor Brandes standing his ground”
Globe and Mail, April 15, 2016.

“5 top value stocks for investors to consider”
Moneysense, April 13, 2016.

Conference Organizer and Chair

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

Morning Keynote Speaker

Presenter: Charles Brandes, Chairman, Brandes Investment Partners LP, San Diego, California, USA
Topic: Truths and Beliefs - Intelligent Investing Today
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Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Presenter: Peter Kaufman, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Glenair Inc., Glendale, CA
Topic: The Sweet Spot
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Value Investor Session

Presenter: Richard Rooney, President and Chief Investment Officer, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., Toronto, ON
Topic: Quality and Value – A Potent Mix
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Presenter: Kim Shannon, President and Chief Investment Officer, Sionna Investment Managers, Toronto, ON
Topic: What to Expect in Sideways Markets
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Presenter: Paul J. Lountzis, President, Lountzis Asset Management, LLC, Wyomissing, PA
Topic: A Research Process for Generating Differential Insights
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Presenter: Irwin Rotenberg, President, Lissom Investment Management Inc., Toronto, ON
Topic: Hope is for the Weekend - The Realities of Long Term Value Investing
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Presenter: Chuck Akre, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Akre Capital Management, Middleburg, VA
Topic: What are we After with our Investment Strategy?
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Corporate Executive Session

General topic: Looking For and Creating Value For Shareholders

Presenter: David Sokol, Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Teton Capital, LLC, Jackson, WY
Topic: Teton Capital's Perspective
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Presenter: Hisham Ezz Al-Arab, Chairman and Managing Director, Commercial International Bank
Topic: Commercial International Bank’s Perspective
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Presenter: Ajit Isaac, Chairman and Managing Director, Quess Corporation, Bangalore, India
Topic: Quess Corporation’s Perspective
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Presenter: Bill Gregson, Chief Executive Officer, Cara Corporation, Toronto, ON
Topic: Cara Corporation’s Perspective
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We would like to thank our sponsors Brandes Investment Partners via Bridgehouse Asset ManagersBurgundy Asset Management Ltd., Sionna Investment Managers and The Center for the Advancement of Value Investing Education for their generous support in sponsoring the conference.

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