The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing held its 2017 Stock Picking Competition at the MBA level in Toronto on April 18, 2017.
Teams from MBA schools from around the world competed for $17,500 in cash prizes. Four finalist teams made presentations to a panel of distinguished value investors at the Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre in Toronto. On April 19, the finalist teams attended the Ben Graham Centre’s Value Investing Conference where the winners were announced. On April 20, they were invited to attend the Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. Annual General Meeting in Toronto.
Fee: $0 for attendees; 50 spots available
Canadian dollars before taxes
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Four teams were selected to participate in the competition finals held on April 18th, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The panel of judges was thoroughly impressed by all four presentations. The finalist teams were ranked as follows:
1st Place: Sobey School of Business at St. Mary's University
Team members: Bill MacGregor, Morris MacLeod, Dev Jyoty Nath
2nd Place: Ivey Business School at Western University
Team members: Shilpa Agarwal, Sairam Srinivas, Weiqiang Qian
3rd Place: Columbia Business School at Columbia University
Team members: Jacob Doyle, Gilberto Giuzio, Sean O'Rourke
4th Place: Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University
Team members: Krishna Chaitanya, Jamie Kerr, Athena Zhao
MBA teams and judges pose for a photo
St. Mary's University team presenting their valuation
Columbia University team presenting their valuation
Ivey Business School team presenting their valuation
Northwestern University team presenting their valuation
Saint Mary's University team posing with Dr. Athanassakos and Doug Winslow for a photo after being announced as the winners of the Competition at the Value Investing Conference (left to right: George Athanassakos, Bill MacGregor, Dev Nath, Morris MacLeod, Doug Winslow)
The following schools participated in the 2017 Ben Graham Centre’s stock picking competition and contributed to the competition’s success. Each of these schools put forward excellent research reports in the first round of the competition making the judges choices for the final round challenging.
We would like to thank our key sponsor Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. as well as Bristol Gate Capital Partners Inc., Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc. and Peters MacGregor Capital Management for their generous support in sponsoring the competition.