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Arnold Van Den Berg

Arnold Van Den BergChief Executive Officer & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Century Management, Austin, TX, USA

Mr. Van Den Berg began his investing career in 1968, at the start of what turned out to be the worst bear market since the Great Depression. While selling mutual funds in the declining market, Arnold became concerned for his clients and noticed that some money managers seemed to suffer fewer losses. He embarked on an exhaustive study, discovering that those who practiced the value investing style pioneered by Benjamin Graham protected their client’s capital better and provided more consistent results. While the consensus opinion was to avoid stocks at the bottom of the bear market in 1974, Arnold became convinced of the many great values that were available. He founded Century Management at this time and made Value Investing the cornerstone of Century’s practice. Today, he serves as the company's CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer.  Arnold has been profiled in the books The Great Minds of Investing and The World's 99 Greatest Investors: The Secret of Success. He has also been interviewed by many media outlets including: Outstanding Investor Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Outlook Profit Magazine (India), Money Manager Review, Graham and Doddsville and Arnold has no formal education beyond high school. His rigorous self-study, dedication, and 48 years of industry experience form the foundation of his market knowledge. For over 25 years Arnold has worked side-by-side with son Scott Van Den Berg (Co-Portfolio Manager) and son-in-law Jim Brilliant (Co-Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager). Arnold frequently speaks to middle and high school students about the lessons he learned as a Holocaust survivor. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Eileen. They have three children and seven grandchildren.

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Interview 2

Past Presentations

Ivey Value Investing Classes (2020)
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Supplementary PDF 1 - Books
Supplementary PDF 2 - Discipline & Emotions
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Value Investing Conference (2017)
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