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The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing at the Ivey Business School at Western University held a conference on Value Investing on April 10, 2013 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.


Video coming soon



Media Coverage


“Buy natural gas, Jeremy Grantham says,” Globe Investor Magazine Online, April 10, 2013.


“8 areas to invest in, 7 to avoid,” Advisor.ca, April 101, 2013.


“How to play resource scarcity,” Advisor.ca, April 11, 2013.




Conference Program (Click to see full program)



Morning Keynote Speech


Gary Shilling, President, A. Gary Shilling & Co., Inc.

Topic: Investment strategies for a changing world

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Luncheon Keynote Speaker


Jeremy Grantham, Co-founder and Chief Investment Strategist, Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo (GMO)

Topic: Living at the intersection of 3 crises - Energy, food and climate

PowerPoint Presentation not available



Value Investor Session


Tom Russo, Partner, Gardner Russo & Gardner

Topic: “Global value” equity investments

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Tim McElvaine, Founder and President, McElvaine InvestmentManagement Ltd.

Topic: Value investing without Pepto Bismol

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Robert Robotti, Founder and CIO, Robotti & Company Advisors LLC.

Topic: Has contrarian investing become conventional?

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Francis Chou, President, Chou Associates Management Inc.

Topic: Bonds vs. stocks in a value portfolio

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Corporate Executive Session


Thorsten Heins, President and CEO, BlackBerry

Topic: Beyond smartphones - The future of mobile computing

PowerPoint Presentation not available



Executive Panel Topic: Looking for and creating shareholder value – Industry perspective


Richie Boucher, Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Ireland Group


Chris Fowler, President & CEO, Canadian Western Bank


Terrence Leon, President & CEO, Leon’s Furniture Limited


Madhavan Menon, Managing Director, Thomas Cook (India) Limited

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