The New York Society of Security Analysts Commemorates Ben Graham’s 120th Birthday with Value Investing Conference

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A new generation of value investors to discuss how they are currently using some of the tactics Ben Graham pioneered many years ago.

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The New York Society of Security Analysts is hosting a conference on May 8, 2014 to honor Ben Graham called “NYSSA Celebrates Ben Graham’s 120th Birthday” that will explore the many facets of value investing that he helped to develop.

From his days managing the Graham-Newman Partnership to his timeless writings on investing, Ben Graham, “the father of securities analysis,” pioneered some of the most profitable investment tactics, such as shareholder activism, short selling, and distress investing.

This lively conference will feature presentations by some of the industry’s brightest and most prominent value investors:

  •     Keynote Speaker: Howard Marks, Co-founder and Chairman, Oaktree Capital Management
  •     The Golden Age of Shareholder Activism

Moderator: David Benoit, Activism Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Jeffrey Smith, Managing Member, CEO/CIO, Starboard Value
Glenn Welling, Principal and CIO, Engaged Capital
Chris Young, Managing Director and Head of Takeover Defense Practice, Credit Suisse

  •     Short Selling: The Unsung Contributor to Market Efficiency

Moderator: Steve Satenstein, CFA, Research Analyst, Lighthouse Partners
Whitney Tilson, Founder and Managing Partner, Kase Capital Management
Sahm Adrangi, Founder and CIO, Kerrisdale Capital Management
Amit Kumar, CFA, Managing Partner, Artham Capital Partners

  •     Finding the Diamond in the Rough: Investing in Distressed Securities

Moderator: Jason Zweig, Author and Wall Street Journal Reporter
Jason Mudrick, President and CIO, Mudrick Capital
Jame Donath, Founder and Portfolio Manager, Magnolia Road Capital
Arthur Roulac, Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager, Three Court LP

  •     A Fireside Chat with Paul Hilal

Guest Interviewer: Maneet Ahuja, Producer and Hedge Fund Specialist, CNBC
Paul Hilal, Partner, Pershing Square Capital Management

“NYSSA Celebrates Ben Graham’s 120th Birthday” will be held on May 8, 2014 from 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. The conference location is NYSSA Conference Center, 1540 Broadway, Suite 1010, New York, NY 10036.

Visit for a detailed event description and registration information.

Press members with proper credentials who wish to attend may contact press(at)nyssa(dot)org. Space is limited.

The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) is a leading forum for the investment community. NYSSA’s mission is to serve the needs of all members and investment professionals and to educate the investing public. With more than 8,000 members, NYSSA is the largest of the 135 societies worldwide that make up CFA Institute, which has over 105,000 members.

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