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.
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.
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!
George Athanassakos, Director, Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing, Ivey Business School
Tony Fell, Retired Chairman, RBC Capital Markets & Former Chief Executive Officer, Dominion Securities, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Topic: Building Shareholder Value – Slow and Steady Wins
Will Danoff, Vice-President and Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Investments, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Topic: A Growth Manager's Perspective on Value Investing
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
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 Managers, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., Sionna Investment Managers and The Center for the Advancement of Value Investing Education for their generous support in sponsoring the competition.