17 May 2019, Amphitheatre #1 – Donald K. Johnson Centre (Formerly Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre), First Canadian Place, 130 King Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

The mission of the Symposium is to encourage and support academic research and study in areas related to value investing. The presenters will discuss their work on value investing and related topics.


Morning Session: On Market Anomalies

Presenter: Kelly Shue, Yale University
Topic: Can the Market Multiply and Divide? Non-Proportional Thinking in Financial Markets
Discussant: Baolian Wang, University of Florida

Presenter: Joshua Mitts, Columbia Law School
Topic: Short and Distort
Discussant: Marina Niessner, Vice President, AQR Capital Management

Presenter: Matthew C. Ringgenberg, University of Utah
Topic: An Information Factor: Can Informed Traders Make Abnormal Profits?
Discussant: Andrey Golubov, University of Toronto

Afternoon Session: On Value Investing

Presenter: Mark Leary, Washington University in St. Louis
Topic: Do Dividends Convey Information About Future Earning?
Discussant: Feng Zhang, University of Utah

Presenter: Robert Stoumbos, Columbia University
Topic: The Power of Accounting Information in Explaining Stock Returns
Discussant: Ilia Dichev, Emory University

Presenter: Theodore Sougiannis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Topic: Mandatory IFRS Adoption and the Usefulness of Accounting Information in Predicting Future Earnings and Cash Flows
Discussant: Ranjini Jha, University of Waterloo

SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZER AND CHAIR: George Athanassakos, Director, Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing, Ivey Business School

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Walid Busaba (Chair), Saurin Patel, Felipe Restrepo, Ivey Business School

REGISTRATION AND EVENT DETAILS: https://www.ivey.uwo.ca/bengrahaminvesting/events/2019/05/8th-symposium-on-intelligent-investing

SPONSORS: Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., The Center for the Advancement of Value Investing Education, Sionna Investment Managers, Tweedy, Browne Company LLC. and Ivey Business School.


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