Top Value Investors to Address 2009 Value Investing Congress West

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Leading Investors Will Share Latest Investment Strategies, Market Predictions and Favorite Stock Picks at 4th Annual Value Investing Congress West - Amidst Market Turbulence, Attendees to Receive Clear Guidance and Analysis

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There has never been a better time for investors to learn from the best of the best in the field of value investing

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Schwartz Tilson Information Inc. today announced the speaker lineup for the 4th Annual Value Investing Congress West, which will be held in Pasadena, CA on May 5 and 6, 2009. Investors from around the world will have the opportunity to glean rare wisdom and market insight from the all-star lineup of world-renowned value investors, filling a critical deficit in profitable investing ideas as the market's challenges continue. The two-day event will be held at Pasadena's Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa.

"When the market is in a state of tremendous volatility, value investors can really thrive if they're using the right strategies," said Whitney Tilson, co-founder of the Value Investing Congress, co-founder of hedge fund firm T2 Partners, and a regular columnist for the Financial Times and Kiplinger's Personal Finance. "If you have patience and a long-term horizon, you will find that this is truly an opportunity-rich environment, and the Value Investing Congress is a great forum in which to learn about new prospects."

Created by disciples of Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett, the Value Investing Congress is recognized as one of the premier events for value investors around the world. Attendees will acquire expert strategy and profitable investment ideas from the brightest minds in value investing, especially important now given the current challenges in the market. Among the highlights from past conferences: Jeff Matthews' presentation on General Electric (GE) in 2008, Bill Ackman's MBIA (MBI)/Ambac (ABK) short strategy in 2007, and David Einhorn's short thesis on Lehman Brothers (LEH) in 2007.

"There has never been a better time for investors to learn from the best of the best in the field of value investing," said Value Investing Congress co-founder John L. Schwartz, M.D. "These are challenging times for all investors, but there is certainly no shortage of opportunity. What's needed is clear guidance and informed insight. This spring's Congress will give attendees a competitive edge with innovative strategies to beat the current market."

The upcoming Value Investing Congress West will feature returning speakers such as John Burbank and David Nierenberg, as well as many fresh new voices with outstanding long-term investment track records. As always, there will be ample time for attendees to ask questions of every speaker.

The complete speaker lineup at the 4th Annual Value Investing Congress West includes:

  • John Burbank, Passport Capital
  • Guy Spier, Aquamarine Capital Management LLC
  • Scott Klein, Beach Point Capital Management
  • Charles de Vaulx, IVA
  • Brian Gaines, Springhouse Capital
  • David Chu, Soma Asset Management LLC
  • Igor Lotsvin, Soma Asset Management LLC
  • Jason A. Stock, M3 Funds LLC
  • William C. Waller, M3 Funds LLC
  • Dave Rabinowitz, Kirkwood Capital
  • David Nierenberg, D3 Family of Funds
  • J. Carlo Cannell, Cannell Capital LLC
  • Zeke Ashton, Centaur Capital Partners
  • Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners LLC
  • Glenn H. Tongue, T2 Partners LLC

The day before the Congress, investors will have the opportunity to participate in a Pre-Congress workshop focusing on strategies that will enable them to become more successful at analyzing companies and identifying promising value opportunities. On May 4th, Whitney Tilson and Glenn Tongue of T2 Partners will teach An Advanced Seminar on Value Investing: How to Decipher Financial Statements, Avoid Value Traps and Pick Investment Winners. Past participants have realized great benefits from this intensive workshop, describing it as "an investment that pays for itself" with information that can be ''immediately put to use.''

About the Value Investing Congress
Whitney Tilson and John L. Schwartz established the Value Investing Congress in 2004 so that passionate value investors - disciples of Graham, Dodd, Buffett and Munger - can meet and learn from one another and achieve even greater investment success. Tilson is one of the country's best known value investors and is the co-founder of Value Investor Insight. Schwartz is the founder and former CEO of Continuing Medical Education, Inc., the highly successful medical information company. Click here to read what people are saying about the Value Investing Congress.

More information on the upcoming 4th Annual Value Investing Congress West is available at ValueInvestingCongress.com. Sponsors of the Value Investing Congress include Capital IQ, Wiley, Columbia Business School, and Value Investor Insight. Supporting organizations are The Value Investors Club and NYSSA. Media partners for the Value Investing Congress include Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Seeking Alpha, and Dow Jones Hedge Fund Trades.

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