World's Most Influential Value Investors to Gather This November in New York City

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Leading Investors Will Share Latest Investment Strategies And Favorite Stock Picks At 2006 Value Investing Congress; Schwartz Tilson Information, Inc. will host the 2nd Annual New York Value Investing Congress on November 9 - 10, 2006

We are creating a community of people who are passionate about value investing and want to share ideas with successful and serious like-minded investors

Following last year's immensely successful inaugural Value Investing Congress in New York and this past May's follow-up meeting in Los Angeles, Schwartz Tilson Information, Inc. today announced it will host the 2nd Annual New York Value Investing Congress on November 9 - 10, 2006.

Past Congresses have proven to be unique events for investment professionals and high net worth investors, providing participants with in-depth learning and a wealth of profitable investment ideas. This November's Congress promises a similarly powerful lineup of speakers and presentations on value investing strategies. Also scheduled earlier in the week are pre-Congress workshops designed to help investors of all levels build their investing skills.

At last fall's gathering, several prominent value investors made significant news with their announcements and stock predictions. Among them were:

  •     Pershing Square's Bill Ackman publicly laid out for the first time his plan for McDonald's to restructure its business to unleash value;
  •     Glenview Capital's Larry Robbins recommended Alamosa just one week before the company was acquired by Sprint Nextel; and
  •     The Motley Fool's Bill Mann highlighted Fairmont Hotels as an investment opportunity shortly before the company was acquired by Kingdom Hotels and Colony Capital.

The 2nd Annual New York Value Investing Congress will feature a compelling speaking program of value investors who have proven over time that their methods and strategies succeed. Some of today's most prominent value investors will detail the thinking behind their investing methodology, discuss recent successes and offer their latest stock recommendations.

Speakers at the 2nd Annual New York Value Investing Congress will include:

  • Joel Greenblatt, Gotham Capital
  • Marty Whitman and Curtis Jensen, Third Avenue Funds
  • Larry Robbins, Glenview Capital
  • James S. Chanos, Kynikos Associates
  • William Ackman, Pershing Square Capital
  • David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital
  • Christopher H. Browne, Tweedy, Browne Company
  • Lisa O'Dell Rapuano, Lane Five Capital
  • Bruce Berkowitz, Fairholme Capital
  • Kian Ghazi, Hawkshaw Capital
  • Patrick Byrne, Overstock.com
  • Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners and Value Investor Insight
  • Glenn Tongue, T2 Partners

The days leading up to the Congress offer attendees the opportunity to participate in pre-Congress workshops that will provide them with the tools to become stronger investors. On November 7th, Whitney Tilson will teach A Practical Introduction to Value Investing, followed the next day by Tilson's Advanced Seminar on Value Investing. Also scheduled for November 7th is an intensive one-day seminar for advanced investors, Financial Statement Investigation: Uncovering Anomalies to Avoid Deception and Earn Profits, taught by Columbia Business School's Norman Bartczak and Jim Chanos of Kynikos Associates. This seminar will examine the uses and misuses of finan¬cial state¬ment data for a wide range of investing decisions, so that investors can avoid misdiagnoses of companies prospects' as well as identify profitable short-selling opportunities.

"Through good markets and bad, value investing strategies have consistently made more money than any other investment philosophy," said Whitney Tilson, co-founder of the Value Investing Congress, founder of Tilson Funds, and also a regular columnist for the Financial Times. "As value investors, we stick to our philosophy of targeting undervalued stocks and focus on long-term returns as opposed to short-term results. In the process, we create real value in our portfolios and significantly outperform the market over the long-term."

"We are creating a community of people who are passionate about value investing and want to share ideas with successful and serious like-minded investors," said Value Investing Congress co-founder John L. Schwartz. "The 2nd Annual Value Investing Congress will allow participants to learn from one another and teach those dedicated to the concepts of value investing the latest techniques that will enable them to beat the competition."

About the Value Investing Congress

The Value Investing Congress was established by Whitney Tilson and John L. Schwartz so that those who are passionate about value investing - the disciples of Graham, Dodd, Buffett and Munger - can meet and learn from one another and achieve greater investment success. Tilson is one of the country's best known value investors and the editor of Value Investor Insight. Schwartz is the founder and former CEO of Continuing Medical Education, Inc., a successful medical information company. Their biannual conferences enable serious value-oriented investors to come together, learn from each other as well as the most successful investors in the world, and discuss the latest techniques and concepts in value investing.    

For more information on the upcoming 2nd Annual New York Value Investing Congress, visit ValueInvestingCongress.com. Media partners for the Value Investing Congress include Value Investor Insight, TheStreet.com, SmartMoney, The Prudent Speculator, Reuters, and Institutional Investor News.

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