Value Investing Congress Presents the World's Most Successful Value Investors

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Disciples of Graham, Buffett share pragmatic investment strategies next month in New York.

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Schwartz-Tilson Information, Inc. today announced it will host the first semiannual Value Investing Congress on November 15 and 16, 2005. Held at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, in New York's Time Warner Center, the two-day conference will assemble the brightest value investing stars to share strategies on how they pick winners in the stock market and talk about their latest ideas.

The Value Investing Congress is by and for the disciples of Graham, Dodd, Buffett and Munger and is aimed at people who are passionate about conservative, long-term, value investing and want to learn how to outperform the stock market.

A world-renowned panel of investors will examine important areas of value investing, including how to:

  •     Determine intrinsic value so one can invest with a large margin of safety
  •     Distinguish between companies with short-term problems and those that are permanently impaired
  •     Detect red flags in financial statements
  •     Identify hidden problems that expose a dangerous stock
  •     Find opportunities for activist investing to catalyze value
  •     Avoid the costly mistakes most investors make on the stock market
  •     Identify profitable shorts
  •     Uncover value in international markets

“After many years as the ugly duckling, value investing has emerged as the swan of the investing world,” said Value Investing Congress co-founder Whitney Tilson, one of the country’s best-known value investors. “Even when the markets were going against them during the Great Bubble, disciplined value investors stubbornly stuck to their philosophy. They own a handful of positions confidently and don’t obsess about short-term returns. As it turns out, value investors have made money in the stock market more consistently than anyone else on Wall Street.”

A dream team lineup of speakers will teach participants how to have greater investing success:

  • Seth Klarman, Baupost Group              
  • Joel Greenblatt, Gotham Capital
  • James Chanos, Kynikos Associates         
  • Charles de Vaulx, First Eagle Funds
  • Richard Pzena, Pzena Investment Management     
  • James Rogers, Hot Commodities
  • David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital         
  • Herb Greenberg, MarketWatch RealityCheck
  • Eric Rosenfeld, Crescendo Partners         
  • Whitney Tilson, Value Investor Insight
  • John Mauldin, Millennium Wave Investments        
  • Arne Alsin, The Turnaround Fund™
  • Bill Mann, The Motley Fool             
  • Bill Ackman, Pershing Square
  • Ken Shubin Stein, Spencer Capital         
  • Mark Sellers, Sellers Capital Fund
  • Zeke Ashton, Centaur Capital             
  • Lisa Rapuano, Matador Capital

Motivated by his passion for value investing and a desire to build a strong community for this philosophy, Tilson partnered with John Schwartz, one of his own investors, to create the Value Investing Congress. Tilson is the founder of T2 Partners LLC, which manages three value-oriented private investment partnerships and two mutual funds. The co-founder of Value Investor Insight, a newsletter featuring top value-oriented investment managers, Tilson earned an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.

A Board-certified physician, Schwartz is the founder and former CEO of Continuing Medical Education, Inc., the well-known and highly successful medical information business. Since retiring from CME, Schwartz has built a real estate portfolio of apartment buildings and nursing homes in Southern California. He serves on the Board of Governors of UCLA and was educated at MIT, Columbia and the NYU School of Medicine.

“The Congress is for serious investors only. It will teach people who are passionate about this business how to eclipse the competition,” said Schwartz. “It’s called the Value Investing Congress – but it could accurately be called ‘Revenge of the Value Guys.’ We are creating a community of people who cherish our philosophy for profitable investing and want to share ideas with other bright, disciplined investors. We don’t follow short term fads – we seek and find long-term success.”

To register or to obtain further information about the Value Investing Congress, visit or call 866-221-5352.


Michael Gordon

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