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Ben Graham Centre's 2023 Value Investing Conference

April 19, 2023, 7:45AM - 4:45PM

Delta Hotels Toronto, Soco Ballroom, 75 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing at the Ivey Business School at Western University is holding its annual Value Investing Conference on April 19, 2023, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The mission of the Conference is 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 provides a forum to explain, discuss and debate the principles, practices and various applications of value investing from a global context.  

Registration closes April 3, 2023.

Conference Organizer and Chair

Dr. George Athanassakos, Founder & Managing Director, Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing, Ivey Business School
Topic: Value Seekers vs Value Creators: The Two Sides of Value Investing

Morning Keynote Speaker

Presenter: Anthony Scilipoti, President and CEO, Veritas Investment Research Corporation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Topic: Investing Like a Forensic Accountant

Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Presenter: Howard Marks, Co-Chairman, Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., Los Angeles, CA, USA
Topic: Environment in Transition

Afternoon Keynote Speaker

Presenter: Vicki Hollub, President and CEO, Occidental Petroleum Corp., Houston, TX, USA
Topic: Growing Value in a Volatile World

Value Investor Session

Presenter: Vito Maida, Founder and President, Patient Capital Management Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Topic: Active Investment Strategy Worthy of a Fee

Presenter: Will Pan, Partner and Co-Portfolio Manager, Hyperion Strategy, Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb L.P., New York, New York, USA
Topic: The Value of Agency—Owner Operators and Aligned Cultures

Presenter: Ratul Kapur, CIO, Partner and Portfolio Manager, Scheer, Rowlett & Associates Investment Management Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Topic: Dichotomy in Value Investing 

Presenter: Rui Cardoso, Managing Director, U.S. and International Equities, Beutel, Goodman & Company Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Avoiding the Value Traps…And the Growth Traps

Presenter: Laura Geritz, Founder, Chairwoman and Portfolio Manager, Rondure Global Advisors, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Topic: How do you solve a problem like Korea (Defensive Investors in Emerging Markets)

Presenter: Robert Robotti, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Robotti & Company Advisors LLC, New York, New York, USA
Topic: The Times, They are a Changin’, a Changin’…They’ve Changed!

Thank you to our Donors

We would like to thank our donors Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., The Center for the Advancement of Value Investing Education, Orbis Investment Management Ltd., Robotti & Company Advisors, Sionna Investment ManagersTurtle Creek Asset Management Inc., and Tweedy, Browne Company LLC. for their generous support.

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