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8th Symposium on Intelligent Investing

May 17, 2019

Rear Amphitheatre - Donald K. Johnson Centre (Formerly Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre), First Canadian Place, 130 King Street West, Toronto, ON

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The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing at the Ivey Business School at Western University hosted its annual academic Symposium on May 17, 2019 at the Donald K. Johnson Centre (Formerly Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre), 130 King Street West, Toronto, ON.

The mission of the Symposium was to encourage and support academic research and study in areas related to value investing. The presenters discussed their work on value investing and related topics, such as market anomalies and value vs. growth investing.

Registration is now closed.


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Event Testimonials

“Great balance of positive yet critical comments. Excellent colleague discussions.”
Al Schiappa, Chartered Accountant

"Keep up the great work. This Symposium definitely increased my interest in reading some of the academic literature available.”
Jeffrey Stacey, Stacey Muirhead Capital Management

Symposium Organizer and Chair

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

Morning Session: On Market Anomalies

Presenter: Kelly Shue, Yale University
Topic: Can the Market Multiply and Divide? Non-Proportional Thinking in Financial Markets
Discussant: Baolian Wang, University of Florida

Presenter: Joshua Mitts, Columbia Law School
Topic: Short and Distort
Discussant: Marina Niessner, Vice President, AQR Capital Management

Presenter: Matthew C. Ringgenberg, University of Utah
Topic: An Information Factor: Can Informed Traders Make Abnormal Profits?
Discussant: Andrey Golubov, University of Toronto

Afternoon Session: On Value Investing

Presenter: Mark Leary, Washington University in St. Louis
Topic: Do Dividends Convey Information About Future Earning?
Discussant: Feng Zhang, University of Utah

Presenter: Robert Stoumbos, Columbia University
Topic: The Power of Accounting Information in Explaining Stock Returns
Discussant: Ilia Dichev, Emory University

Presenter: Theodore Sougiannis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Topic: Mandatory IFRS Adoption and the Usefulness of Accounting Information in Predicting Future Earnings and Cash Flows
Discussant: Ranjini Jha, University of Waterloo

8th Symposium on Intelligent Investing Gallery

Opening Remarks

Kelly Shue Presenting her Paper

Joshua Mitts Presenting his Paper

Networking Coffee Breaks

Matthew C. Ringgenberg Presenting his Paper

Mark Leary Presenting his Paper

Robert Stoumbos Presenting his Paper

Theodore Sougiannis Presenting his Paper


We would like to thank our sponsors Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.The Center for the Advancement of Value Investing Education, Sionna Investment ManagersTweedy, Browne Company LLC., and Ivey Business School for their generous support in sponsoring the Symposium.



  • George Athanassakos
  • Value Investing