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Guest Speakers - Ivey Value Investing Classes & Seminars on Value Investing and the Search for Value

Presentations from leading value investors enhance the value investing skills that are taught in both the Ivey’s Value Investing program as well as the Value Investing and the Search for Value Seminars. Our speaker series allow students the opportunity to see value investors in action.

Practitioners’ involvement in the program is organized in two parts; First, the investors’ basic approach to value investing and a discussion of their style; Second, practitioners take students through actual investment decisions. This includes decisions to purchase securities, and how large a position to take, or decisions not to purchase securities. Time is allowed at the end for open-ended student questions.

Upcoming Guest Speakers

Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Ewing Morris & Co Investment Partners, Toronto, ON (July 26, 2019 -- Seminar on Value Investing and the Search for Value)

Mr. Ewing founded Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners in June 2011. Ewing Morris is a value-driven investment firm focused on small/mid cap North American companies and invests across capital structures. John serves as Chief Investment Officer and manages the firm’s flagship Opportunities Fund. Prior to Ewing Morris, John was Vice President and Director of Research at Burgundy Asset Management. John graduated with distinction from the University of Guelph in 2005 with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree and a Minor in Business Administration. He won the President’s Trophy as Guelph’s top student-athlete in 2005 and has completed the Investment Management Workshop at Harvard Business School.

Chairman and CEO, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., Toronto, ON (April 11, 2019 -- Fairfax Annual Meeting of Shareholders at Roy Thompson Hall)

Mr. Watsa, Chairman and CEO, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has invited Dr. Athanassakos and a group of his Value Investing MBA and HBA students to attend the Fairfax annual meeting of shareholders on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in Toronto, Ontario. After the annual meeting, students will have an opportunity to meet Mr. Watsa and his team. Mr. Watsa is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., a financial services holding company, which he took over in 1985. The company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, as well as investment management. Mr. Watsa is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a graduate of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology with a degree in Chemical Engineering and a holder of an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business of the University of Western Ontario. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hospital for Sick Children, a member of the Advisory Board for the Richard Ivey School of Business and a member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Ontario Museum Foundation, as well as Chairman of the Investment Committee of St. Paul’s Anglican Church.  Fairfax has been one of the few companies to escape the ravages of the great recession of 2008 as Mr. Watsa and his team had anticipated the credit crisis and had taken the necessary steps to protect Fairfax. Mr. Watsa, also known as the Buffett of the North, had discussed his fears about the markets in a key note speech he gave to The Ben Graham Center of Value Investing First Annual Symposium on Value Investing on May 25, 2007. His key note speech can be viewed here.

Past Guest Speakers