08:00 - Registration
08:15 - Welcome coffee
09:00 - Introduction
09:15 - Speaker 1
09:45 - Speaker 2
10:15 - Speaker 3
10:45 - 10 min break
10:55 - Speaker 4
11:25 - Speaker 5
11:55 - Coffee break
12:25 - Speaker 6
12:55 - Speaker 7
13:30 - Finger lunch
14:45 - Speaker 8
15:15 - Speaker 9
15:45 - 15 min break
16:00 - Speaker 10
16:30 - Speaker 11
17:00 - Day 1 finishes
21:00 - Networking dinner
08:00 - Welcome coffee
08:45 - Introduction
09:00 - Speaker 12
09:30 - Speaker 13
10:00 - Speaker 14
10:30 - Coffee break
11:00 - Speaker 15
11:30 - Speaker 16
12:00 - Coffee break
12:30 - Speaker 17
13:00 - Speaker 18
13:30 - Event closure
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Simon Caufield is a value investor specialising in deep value, cyclical and cheap compounder stocks in industrial and consumer discretionary sectors. He began his professional consulting career in 2007 after selling the price optimisation software company that he had founded in 2001. These days, Simon runs mainly family money in a concentrated portfolio. Previously, he was an engineer and strategy consultant. Simon has an MA in Engineering from Cambridge University and an MBA from London Business School.
Simon was voted third best idea 2017 by the audience for Wetherspoon plc.
Philip Best co-founded QUAERO CAPITAL SA in 2005 and is a Partner, Fund Manager and Shareholder. He started his career as a fund manager at Warburg Investment Management in 1983, managing the Mercury European Income Fund. In 1987, he joined Enskilda Securities as a broker specialising in European small cap companies. In 1994 he established and ran the Paris office of The Europe Company Limited, a specialist research-driven European small cap brokerage (purchased by Jefferies & Co in 2000).
Returning to fund management in 2003, Philip launched the Argonaut Fund, a value-driven pan-European microcap fund which has compounded just under 14% p.a. over 14 years. He is also a non-Executive Director of UK publicly listed investment fund Jupiter European Opportunities Trust, an investment company with assets of over GBP 630m.
Born in 1960, Philip graduated from Oxford University in 1982 and worked in London for six years before moving to Paris in 1988 and then to Geneva in 2003. He is bilingual in English and French.
Sid Choraria joined Amiral as Head of Asian equities research in Singapore to adopt Amiral Gestion’s value investment process in the inefficient Asian equity markets. Prior to Amiral, Sid worked as Portfolio Manager and Vice President at APS Asset Management in Singapore, a $2.7bn leading hedge fund in Asia. Previously, Sid work at Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong and New York for nearly a decade.
Over the last 5 years, Sid has won multiple global investment research awards, judged by over 70 global fund managers and allocators by institutions like SumZero, Ira Sohn, Value Investing Congress and Factset. In 2015, Mr. Choraria was the recipient of the Best Analyst Excellence Award by SumZero from a pool of over 13 000 analysts and fund managers globally. In 2014, Sid piqued the attention of Warren Buffett on a Japanese investment research report, which elicted a response from Mr. Buffett of “keep your eyes open!”
Mr. Choraria received his MBA from New York University in 2011 and was recipient of the Harvey Beker Scholarship. During his MBA, Sid worked at Bandera Partners LLC in New York under well-known value investor, Jeff Gramm, Founder of Bandera Partners and Adjunct Value Investing Professor of Columbia Business School. He is a member of Value Investors Club, an elite investment club for top money managers and analysts founded by legendary value investor, Joel Greenblatt.
Richard Cook co-founded Cook & Bynum Capital Management in 2001 and currently serves as the firm’s portfolio manager. As absolute value investors, Richard and his team seek to invest in companies selling at a meaningful discount to their intrinsic values. Because of a preference for high-quality businesses and a strict discipline to price, they prefer to build a concentrated portfolio of their best ideas. They search for these opportunities globally, across industry sectors, and among public companies of all sizes, traveling extensively to observe consumers, meet management, assess suppliers and competitors, and survey these businesses in action. Richard began his career at Tudor Investment Corporation. Richard holds a B.S. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Economics from Hampden-Sydney College.
Beltrán de la Lastra is CEO and Chief Investment Officer of BESTINVER. He joined in November 2014 after more than 18 years’ experience at JPMorgan Asset Management, where he last held the position of Head of Core Strategies, with a portfolio of 13.5 billion US dollars under management.
He has significant experience as a fund manager with an impressive long term track record – thanks to his value investing principles.
He holds a Degree in Industrial Engineering specialized in Business Organisation from Comillas Pontifical University of Madrid and he is a Certified Financial Analyst.
Francisco López Posadas is the Chief Investment Officer and Founder of LIFT Investment Advisors and has over 19 years of experience investing in public financial markets. LIFT Investment Advisors investment approach combines value investing principles with the team experience and the disciplined decision-taking process used in Private Equity.
Before establishing LIFT Investment Advisors, Francisco spent over 8 years working in leading Private Equity firms such as Investindustrial, Permira and Demeter Partners getting involved in more than 30 corporate transactions and worked closely with management teams of their portfolio companies.
Francisco holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Universidad de Valladolid. He speaks English, Spanish and French.
Emília is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and co-Founder of Casa de Investimentos, a Portuguese value investing Asset Management company.
From 1995 to 2008, she has taught and consulted in the areas of quantitative financial engineering with top financial institutions in Lisbon, London, Zurich, Frankfurt, Singapore, New York and Tokyo between others. For three years, Emília has worked with the department of corporate finance at UBS in the valuation of companies and IPO’s in London, Zurich and New York. Before that Emília worked at Banco Português do Atlântico from 1989 to 1995. She coordinated technical training programmes for portuguese financial institutions at Instituto Mercado de Capitais of Bolsa de Derivados do Porto from 1995 to 1997.
Emília is a graduate in Corporate Management at Universidade do Minho, Portugal and a Masters in Finance at Lancaster University, United Kingdom. Her Masters Dissertation was considered an outstanding piece of research. In 1998, Emília entered the faculty at Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Porto where she played a key role in the creation of the Masters degree in Finance. She directed and taught in said Degree. Since 2011, Emília has written about value investing in multiple newspapers and magazines, namely: Exame, Expresso, Forbes Portugal, Vida Económica and Executive Digest.