The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing at the Ivey Business School is proud to announce the 4th Annual MBA Stock Picking Competition made possible by our key sponsor Burgundy Asset Management, as well as Bristol Gate Capital Partners Inc.

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 $17,500 in cash prizes, as well as admission to the Ben Graham Centre’s 2017 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 10th, 2017. 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 20th, 2017. The top three teams will be asked to prepare a second analysis to be presented in Toronto on April 18th, 2017.

Entry Fee: $100 per team (Registration opens October 21st, 2016).

Please let us know if a team will be representing your school by December 9th, 2016.

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
Richard Ivey School of Business
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario N6A 3K7
Tel: 519-661-4096
Fax: 519-661-3485