The Ben Graham Centre's 2016 Value Investing Conference

The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing at the Ivey Business School at Western University will held a conference on Value Investing on April 13, 2016 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.

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


"George runs a Value Investing Conference the day before our meeting...I highly recommend it he has some outstanding speakers and it is well worth your time to attend."

~ Prem Watsa
Chairman and CEO, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd
from the 2016 Fairfax Annual Report



Media Coverage

“Risk, rewards, and strategies for success: Lessons from the Ben Graham Centre’s Value Investing Conference”
Ivey Business School, May 18, 2016.

“Jolon Page, HBA ’09, MBA ’16 | Lessons in investing: The importance of management and culture”
Ivey Business School, May 18, 2016.

“No end in sight for sideways market”
Globe and Mail, April 14, 2016.

“Value investor Brandes standing his ground”
Globe and Mail, April 15, 2016.

“5 top value stocks for investors to consider”
Moneysense, April 13, 2016.

Conference Organizer and Chair

George Athanassakos, Director, Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing, Ivey Business School

Morning Keynote Speaker

Charles Brandes, Chairman, Brandes Investment Partners LP, San Diego, California, USA
Topic: Truths and Beliefs - Intelligent Investing Today
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Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Peter Kauffman, Chairman & CEO, Glenair Inc., Glendale, California, USA
Topic: The Sweet Spot
Presentation not available

Value Investor Session

Richard Rooney, President and Chief Investment Officer, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Topic: Quality and Value – A Potent Mix
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Kim Shannon, President and Chief Investment Officer, Sionna Investment Managers, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Topic: What to Expect in Sideways Markets
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Paul J. Lountzis, President, Lountzis Asset Management, LLC, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, USA
Topic: A Research Process for Generating Differential Insights
Presentation not available

Irwin Rotenberg, President, Lissom Investment Management Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Topic: Hope is for the Weekend - The Realities of Long Term Value Investing
Presentation not available

Chuck Akre, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Akre Capital Management, Middleburg, Virginia, USA
Topic: What are we After with our Investment Strategy?
Presentation not available

Corporate Executive Session

David Sokol, Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Teton Capital, LLC, Jackson, Wyoming, USA
Topic: Looking for and Creating Shareholder Value - Teton Capital's Perspective
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Hisham Ezz Al-Arab, Chairman and Managing Director, Commercial International Bank
Topic: Looking for and Creating Shareholder Value – Commercial International Bank’s Perspective
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Ajit Isaac, Chairman and Managing Director, Quess Corporation, Bangalore, India
Topic: Looking for and Creating Shareholder Value - Quess Corporation’s Perspective
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Bill Gregson, Chief Executive Officer, Cara Corporation, Toronto, Ontario
Topic: Looking for and Creating Shareholder Value - Cara Corporation’s Perspective
Presentation not available