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Ben Graham Centre's 2022 Virtual International MBA Stock Picking Competition

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April 19, 2022, 8:20AM - 12:15PM

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The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing held its annual International MBA Stock Picking Competition, virtually, on April 19, 2022.

Teams from MBA schools from around the world competed for $14,000 in cash prizes. Three finalist teams made presentations to a panel of distinguished value investors. At the end of the event, first, second and third prize winners were announced. Subsequently, all winners were invited to attend the Ben Graham Centre’s Virtual Value Investing Conference, held on April 20th. The finalists were also invited to attend the Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. Annual General Meeting, held at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, ON, on April 21st. 

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Participating Schools

The following schools registered in the 2022 Virtual International MBA Stock Picking Competition and contributed to the Competition’s success. Schools that participated put forward excellent research reports in the first round of the Competition making the judges choices for the final round challenging:

  • Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Barna Management School
  • Columbia Business School, Columbia University
  • Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
  • DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
  • Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
  • Ivey Business School, Western University
  • Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
  • London Business School, University of London
  • Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • Schulich School of Business, York University
  • Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
  • Warwick Business School, Warwick University
  • Yale University - Yale School of Management

Competition Winners

Three teams were selected to participate in the Competition finals held, virtually, on April 19, 2022. The panel of judges was thoroughly impressed by all three presentations. The finalist teams were ranked as follows:

1st Place: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad - IIMA
Team members: Divyam Jain, Siddharth Matta, Raghvesh
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2nd Place: Barna Management School
Team members: Samuel Alcantara, Euris Cedeño, Jorge Frias
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3rd Place: Schulich School of Business, York University
Team members: Yash Matai, Michael Tabel, Mike Wilson
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Media Coverage

"Judges uplifted by the talent at the Ben Graham Centre’s stock picking competition"
Ivey News, April 21, 2022

2022 Virtual International MBA Stock Picking Competition Photos

Competition Timetable

TEAM REGISTRATION
Team registration opened at 09:00 EST on October 15, 2021.
One team per school, consisting of up to three students, registered by 23:59 EST on December 10, 2021.

1st ROUND
‣ In the 1st round of the Competition, a list of stocks to choose from was shared with participating schools at 08:00 EST on January 18, 2022. 
‣ One team from each participating school submitted a research report of their chosen stock to the Competition Managers no later than 07:59 EST on February 4, 2022. 
‣ Three teams chosen as finalists were notified on February 22, 2022.

1st Round Judges:

  • Ajay Gopal, Framework Venture Partners
  • Scott Gryba, Artisanal Gold Royalties
  • Achilleas Taxildaris,  Bristol Gate Capital Partners Inc.
  • Edgar Vergara, RBC Capital Markets
  • Marlena Zabielska, Mackenzie Investments

2nd ROUND
‣ In the 2nd round of the Competition, a new company to analyze and value was given to each finalist team at 08:00 EST on March 31, 2022. This stock was the same for all finalist teams.
‣ Each finalist team submitted their final PowerPoint presentation no later than 07:59 EST on April 14, 2022 to the Competition Managers.
‣ Each finalist team was then invited to present their respective analyses, virtually, on April 19, 2022 to a panel of distinguished value investors.
‣ The finalist teams were also invited to attend the Ben Graham Centre’s 2022 Virtual Value Investing Conference on April 20, 2022 and the Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. Annual General Meeting on April 21, 2022 in Toronto, ON, Canada.
‣ Each of the top three final teams were guaranteed a cash prize, with first place awarded $8,000, second place $4,000 and third place $2,000.

2nd Round Judges:

  • Roger de Bree, Tweedy, Browne Company LLC (United States)
  • Curtis Jensen, Robotti & Company Advisors LLC (United States)
  • Wayne Peters, Peters MacGregor Capital Management (Australia)
  • Kim Shannon, Sionna Investment Managers (Canada)
  • Jeff Stacey, Stacey Muirhead Capital Management (Canada)
  • Evan Vanderveer, Vanshap Capital (United States)

Learn More about the Competition

Thank you to our Donors

We would like to thank our donors Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., Bristol Gate Capital Partners Inc.The Center for the Advancement of Value Investing EducationPeters MacGregor Capital ManagementRobotti & Company Advisors and Stacey Muirhead Capital Management for their generous support.

A group of logos including Burgundy, BristolGate, CAVIE, PetersMacGregor, Robitti and Stacey Muirhead

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  • Value Investing

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Online

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Competition