The Ben Graham Centre's 2014 Value Investing Conference

The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing at the Ivey Business School at Western University held a conference on Value Investing on April 8, 2014 at the Fairmont Royal York in downtown 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.


George Athanassakos


Morning Keynote Speaker, Amity Shlaes

Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Wilbur Ross


Mohnish Pabrai

Irwin A. Michael


Richard H. Lawrence

James B. Rosenwald III


Srinivas Pulavarti

George Chryssikos


N. Murray Edwards

Bruce Flatt


Conference participants

Media Coverage

Ben Graham Centre 2014 Value Investing Conference: Ross, Pabrai, Flatt, Shlaes, ValueWalk.com, April 9, 2014.


Conference Program


List of Topics and Presenters

Morning Keynote Speaker

Amity Shlaes, Director of the George W. Bush Institute’s Economic Growth Project, Columnist and Author, New York, New York
Topic - Another Kind of US President: Calvin Coolidge, the Model of the 1920s and How a Scrooge Begat Plenty

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Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Wilbur Ross, CEO & Chairman, WL Ross & Co. LLC, New York, New York
Topic -
Lessons from the Bank of Ireland Saga

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Value Investor Session

Mohnish Pabrai, Managing Partner, Pabrai Investment Funds, Irvine, California
Topic - The Ideal Team Size of an Investment Operation

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Irwin A. Michael, MBA, CFA, I. A. Michael Investment Counsel Ltd., Toronto, Ontario
Topic - The ABCs of Deep Value Investing: Buying Toonies for Loonies

Richard H. Lawrence, Jr., CFA, Chairman and Executive Director, Overlook Investments
Topic - Value Investing in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

PowerPoint Presentation

James B. Rosenwald III, CFA, Co-Chair, Management Committee, & Senior Portfolio Manager (Asian Equities), Dalton Investments LLC
Topic - Alignment of Interest

PowerPoint Presentation

Srinivas Pulavarti, President & Chief Investment Officer, UCLA Investment Company, Los Angeles, California
Topic - Investment Perspectives from an Endowment CIO

PowerPoint Presentation

Corporate Executive Session

George Chryssikos, CEO/Chairman of Investment Committee, Eurobank Properties Topic - Looking for and Creating Shareholder Value - Eurobank Properties’ Perspective

PowerPoint Presentation

N. Murray Edwards, President/Owner, Edco Financial Holdings Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
Topic -
Looking for and Creating Shareholder Value - Edco Financial Holdings’ Perspective

Bruce Flatt, Senior Managing Partner and CEO, Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Toronto, Ontario
Topic - Looking for and Creating Shareholder Value - Brookfield Asset Management’s Perspective

PowerPoint Presentation


This conference was reviewed by FPSC
and qualified for 7.5
FPSC-approved CE Credits.