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Ben Graham Centre's 2017 Value Investing Conference

Value Investing


April 19, 2017

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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 hold a conference on Value Investing on April 19, 2017 at the Fairmont Royal York in downtown Toronto.

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 will provide a forum to explain, discuss and debate the principles, practices and various applications of value investing from a global context. Corporate executives will offer 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


Registration is now open until April 09 2017. Early bird rates end on March 22 2017.


Ben Graham Centre's 2017 International Stock Picking Competition 

Please note: the final round of our International Stock Picking Competition will take place in Toronto on April 18th, the day before the Conference. Attendee registration is free, and we encourage conference attendees to come watch this exciting competition between MBA programs from across the globe!

Conference Organizer and Chair

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

Morning Keynote Speaker

Tony Fell, Retired Chairman, RBC Capital Markets & Former Chief Executive Officer, Dominion Securities, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Topic: Building Shareholder Value – Slow and Steady Wins

Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Will Danoff, Vice-President and Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Investments, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Topic: A Growth Manager's Perspective on Value Investing

Value Investor Session

Michael van Biema, Founder & Chief Investment Officer, van Biema Value Partners LLC, New York, New York, USA
Topic: Portfolio Concentration and Value Investing

Thomas A. Russo, Partner, Gardner Russo & Gardner, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Topic: Global Value Equity Investing

Mohnish Pabrai, Managing Partner, Pabrai Investment Funds, Irvine, California, USA
Topic: The Quest for Value

Arnold Van Den Berg, Chief Executive Officier & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Century Management Investment Advisors, Austin, Texas, USA 
Topic: The Importance of Getting the Worst Case Right

Andrew Brenton, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Turtle Creek Asset Management, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Topic: Digging in the Right Places – How to Find Companies You Might Wish to Own

Corporate Executive Session

General topic: Looking For and Creating Value For Shareholders

Vernon W. Hill II, Chairman & Founder, Metro Bank, London, UK
Topic: Metro Bank's Perspective

Isadore Sharp, Chairman & Founder, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Topic: Four Seasons' Perspective


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 competition.