The Ben Graham Centre's 2012 Value Investing Conference

The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing at the Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario held a conference on Value Investing on April 25, 2012 at the Board of Trade, First Canadian Place, Toronto.

The mission of the conference was 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 provided a forum to explain, discuss and debate the principles, practices and various applications of value investing from a global context. Corporate executives offered an industry perspective of how to look for value creating opportunities and how to create value.

Watch the interview Dr. Athanassakos gave about the conference.

Read the article Experts share insights on value investing,” Inside@Ivey, May 1, 2012.

Dr. Athanassakos welcomes conference participants


Prem Watsa, Chairman & CEO, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. introduces Keynote Speaker, Lauren Templeton

Keynote Speaker, Lauren Templeton, Principal, Lauren Templeton Capital Management, LLC.


Participants listen to keynote address


Q & A Value Investor Panel. Left to right: Wayne Peters, David Winters, Jeff Stacey, Mohnish Pabrai


Q & A Corporate Executive Panel. Left to right: Tom Ward, Marc Bertrand, William McMorrow, Richard Garneau

Conference Program (Click to see full program)

List of Topics and Presenters

Keynote Speech

Topic: Lessons learned from Sir John Templeton
Presenter: Lauren Templeton, Principal, Lauren Templeton Capital Management, LLC

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Watch Ms. Templeton's Speech

Value Investor Session

Topic: Take a simple idea and take it seriously
Presenter: Wayne Peters, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Peters MacGregor Capital Management

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Topic: Global trifectas
Presenter: David Winters, Managing Director, Wintergreen Advisers
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Topic: Searching globally for outstanding value investments
Jeff Stacey, Founding Partner, Stacey Muirhead Capital Management

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Topic: Ben Graham’s net-nets are alive, well and working in 2012
Mohnish Pabrai, Managing Partner, Pabrai Investment Funds

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Corporate Executive Session

Topic: Looking for and creating shareholder value – Industry perspective

Tom Ward, Chief Executive Officer, SandRidge Energy

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Marc Bertrand, President & CEO, MEGA Brands Inc.

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William McMorrow, Chief Executive Officer, Kennedy Wilson

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Richard Garneau, President & CEO, Resolute Forest Products

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