May 1, 2017

Ben Graham Centre News

2017 Value Investing Conference and Stock Picking Competition

The Ben Graham Centre’s 2017 Value Investing Conference was recently held at The Fairmont Royal York in downtown Toronto. George Athanassakos, Conference Chair and Director of the Ben Graham Centre, notes the conference was a huge success, as it hosted over 250 professionals from around the world.

In addition to the Conference, George organized the Ben Graham Centre’s 2017 International MBA Stock Picking Competition. Teams from MBA schools from around the world competed for $17,500 in cash prizes, and the four finalist teams received free attendance to the Ben Graham Centre’s 2017 Value Investing Conference.

Conference Presentations and Speeches

Athanassakos, G., (April, 2017), Value Investing at Ivey, Fairfax Financial Holdings Annual General Meeting, Toronto, ON. Discussion

Athanassakos, G., (April, 2017), Active Management vs. ETFs and Robo Advisors, Be Graham Centre's Value Investing Conference, Royal York Hotel, Toronto, ON. Chair; presentation

Athanassakos, G., (April, 2017), The Benefits of Value Investing for Students, Ben Graham Centre's 2017 International Stock Picking Competition, Tangerine Centre, Toronto, ON. Chair; presentation

Crossan, M.M., (April, 2017), The Character of Leaders The Foundation of Good Governance, The Institute of Internal Auditors Canada, Ottawa Chapter, Ottawa, ON. Audit Leader Event

Crossan, M.M., (April, 2017), Developing Leadership Character, Western Engineering’s FIRST Robotics Competition, Dean’s List Lunch Presentation, London, ON.

Crossan, M.M., (March, 2017), Developing Leadership Character, P&C CFO/CRO Summit, Niagara, ON.

Kovacs, D., Austin, L. (Adjunct), Thorne, S., Evans, N., Moody, J. (December, 2016), Understanding Influences on Electricians’ Decision Making: Mental Modeling for OH&S, Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Session Chair

Peng, A.C., (April, 2017), Leader Punishment as a Necessary Evil?, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Invited speaker

Peng, A.C., (March, 2017), Leader Punishment as a Necessary Evil?, Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv, Israel. Invited speaker

Radcliffe, V.S., Stein, M.J., Spence, C., Wilkinson, B., (March, 2017), Professional Repositioning During Times of Institutional Change: Tax Accountants in the New Moral Order, Midyear Meeting of the Public Interest Section, American Accounting Association, Washington, DC.

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