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Ben Graham Centre’s 2018 Stock Picking Competition

The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing at the Ivey Business School is proud to announce the 5th Annual MBA Stock Picking Competition made possible by our key sponsor Burgundy Asset Management, as well as Bristol Gate Capital Partners Inc., Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc. and Peters MacGregor Capital Management.

The MBA Stock Picking Competition is global in nature and includes top MBA programs from Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. The competition focuses on the value investing approach to stock analysis and follows the principles of value investing as taught by Benjamin Graham.

Participants will be competing for $14,000 in cash prizes, as well as admission to the Ben Graham Centre’s 2018 Value Investing Conference, the Fairfax Financial Annual General Meeting and a meet and greet with Prem Watsa, CEO of Fairfax Financial Holdings, and his team.

Competition Details

Participants: Thirty top global MBA programs. Three groups will be invited to present their final analysis to a panel of top global value investors in Toronto, Canada.

Stocks: A list of stocks will be provided to participating schools on January 16th, 2018. Teams will prepare a maximum 10 page research report (plus necessary exhibits) for submission to the Ben Graham Centre’s Manager no later than January 26th, 2018. Three teams chosen as finalists will be notified on February 9th, 2018 and on April 13th 2018 will be asked to prepare a second analysis on a given stock (with a due day April 20th, 2018) to be presented in Toronto on April 24th, 2018.

Entry Fee: $100 per team (Registration opens October 20th, 2017).

Please let us know if a team will be representing your school by December 8th, 2017.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. For more information you can visit the Stock Picking Competition page on Ben Graham Centre’s web site shown below.

George Athanassakos
Professor of Finance
Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing
& Director, Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing
Ivey Business School at Western University
1255 Western Road
London, Ontario N6G 0N1
Tel: 519-661-4096
Fax: 519-661-3485