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Ben Graham Centre's 2017 International Stock Picking Competition

Value Investing


April 18, 2017

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Toronto, Ontario

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The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing will hold its 2017 Stock Picking Competition at the MBA level in Toronto on April 18, 2017.

Teams from MBA schools from around the world will compete for $17,500 in cash prizes. Four finalist teams will make presentations to a panel of distinguished value investors at the Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre in Toronto. On April 19, the finalist teams will attend the Ben Graham Centre’s Value Investing Conference where the winners will be announced. On April 20, they will attend the Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. Annual General Meeting in Toronto.


Fee: $0 for attendees; 50 spots available
Canadian dollars before taxes


Team registration is now closed.

Attendee registration is free and open until April 10th 2017.


Schools will be required to submit their team member information no later than December 9, 2016 at which time a firm commitment from each team is also required. Schools that have interest from multiple teams are encouraged to hold an internal competition prior to December 9 to determine the one team that will represent their school.

In the 1st round of the competition, one team from each participating school will submit a research report of their chosen stock to the competition managers no later than 7:59am EST on January 20, 2017. The list of stocks to choose from will be shared with participating schools at 8:00am EST on January 10, 2017. Four teams chosen as finalists will be notified no later than February 3, 2017.

A new company to analyze and value will be given to each finalist team at 8:00am EST on April 5, 2017. It will be the same for all finalist teams. Each finalist team will be required to submit their PowerPoint presentation no later than 7:59am EST on April 12, 2017 to the competition managers. Each finalist team will then be invited to Toronto, Canada to present their respective analyses on April 18, 2017 and attend the Ben Graham Centre’s 2017 Value Investing Conference to be held on April 19, 2017 and the Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. Annual General Meeting to be held on April 20, 2017, all in Toronto.


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.