Value Spain 2020

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Programme - Value Spain 2020

26th March 2020

  • 08:00 - Registration
  • 08:15 - Welcome coffee
  • 09:00 - Introduction
  • 09:15 - Andrew Brenton
  • 09:45 - speaker 2
  • 10:15 - 10 min break
  • 10:25 - speaker 3
  • 10:55 - speaker 4
  • 11:25 - speaker 5
  • 11:55 - Coffee break
  • 12:25 - Alberto Jiménez
  • 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 - Dan Abrahams
  • 17:00 - Day 1 finishes
  • 21:00 - Networking dinner

27th March 2020

  • 08:00 - Welcome coffee
  • 08:45 - Introduction
  • 09:00 - speaker 12
  • 09:30 - speaker 13
  • 10:00 - Coffee break
  • 10:30 - speaker 14
  • 11:00 - speaker 15
  • 11:30 - speaker 16
  • 12:00 - Coffee break
  • 12:30 - speaker 17
  • 13:00 - speaker 18
  • 13:30 - Event closure

Hotel Hesperia Madrid

Paseo de la Castellana, 57, 28046 Madrid


Daniel Abrahams is the Managing Partner at Alfreton Capital, where he invests in businesses alongside a group of long term co-investors. Daniel and team established Alfreton Capital in 2015 after spinning out from their previous firm, where Daniel had been a partner at launch in 2007. Earlier in his career, he worked in M&A at Deutsche Bank and he began his career at Arthur Andersen. 

He is a former co-chair of the Value Investing Special Interest Group of the UK CFA Society and he holds a Masters from the University of Oxford, where he graduated with First Class Honours in Economics and Management. 

Luis Urquijo CEO at Muza Gestión de Activos SGIIC, an independent value oriented Asset Management firm based in Madrid. His financial expertise spans over 20 years having worked as equity analyst and portfolio manager. In 2010, he became CIO of La Muza Inversiones SICAV, a 20 year old “long-only” fund with some €170 of AUM with compound returns above 10%. The SICAV invests globally with a “Value” approach.

He holds an Executive MBA from IESE, a Master Degree in Finance from Instituto de Empresa and attended the Value Investing Course at University of Nebraska and a Value Investing Program from the Ben Graham Center. He has been Speaker in different investment seminars like Value Spain.

Born in 1963 in El Ferrol, Spain. After graduating in Economics, he took an MBA at the IESE business school.

A voracious reader, he gets through books as briskly, it seems, as his long daily walks. He is also a keen swimmer, and sometimes plays golf.
His track record of 25 years near the top of performance rankings make him one of Europe’s leading asset managers in the “value” school.
He is a self-taught follower of Warren Buffett’s investment approach. His asset management style is based on strictly applying the principles of value investing (Graham, Buffett, Peter Lynch, etc), within the framework of the Austrian business cycle theory.
He is the author of “Investing for the Long Term”, a book in which he explains the underpinnings of his own investment approach and experience.

Andrew Brenton is the CEO and a co-founder of Turtle Creek. Previously, Mr. Brenton founded and was the CEO of the private equity subsidiary of The Bank of Nova Scotia where he invested $300 million in control positions of a dozen Canadian private companies. Mr. Brenton was head of the high technology investment banking practice of Scotia Capital in the early 1990’s and prior to that, he was a founding member and Managing Director in the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice. Mr. Brenton joined McLeod Young Weir (the predecessor to Scotia Capital) in 1984. 

Mr. Brenton received his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario) in 1984 and his B.Sc. from Mount Allison University in 1980.

Andreas Brock is Portfolio Manager for the fund Coeli Global Select together with Henrik Milton. Andreas has over 10 years of experience of equity research and investments. He has previously worked with global investments at Capital Group in London and at ABB’s M&A department in China.

Andreas has a Bachelor’s degree from Lund University, an MBA from London Business School and he is also a CFA Charter holder.

Jim Falbe joined Vulcan Value Partners in 2013. Prior to joining Vulcan Value Partners, Jim interned at the University of Notre Dame’s Investment Office while studying for his MBA at the Mendoza College of Business. Before business school, Jim worked with International Service Partners on humanitarian efforts throughout the Middle East and North Africa region. His notable projects included managing and eventually selling an English and computer training center that educated over two thousand students per year and establishing connections for ISP’s relief work in Libya and Egypt during the Arab Spring.

Jim earned his MBA in Investments from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. He also holds both an MDiv and BA from Baylor University.

Gianluca Ferrari is a Director at Shareholder Value Management, a €2bn AUM investment company where he leads the firm’s activist initiatives. He currently serves on the boards of Be Think Solve Execute SpA, a publicly traded IT Consulting company based in Rome, Italy, and on the board of Retelit SpA, a Milan headquartered and listed telecommunications operator where he is also Chairman of the Investment Committee.

Gianluca holds a degree in Economics and Business from LUISS University in Rome, Italy and is the author of “Value Investing: la guida definitiva all’investimento azionario”, the first book on Value Investing catered to the Italian markets.

Born in Madrid, Spain, Marcos Hernández Aguado holds a degree in Economics and Business Studies from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE E-2).

Marcos began his career as a financial analyst in 1993, going through several brokerage firms and covering most of the listed sectors, before joining Merrill Lynch in 1999 as a senior analyst of the Construction and Materials team, consistently ranked among the top three in the Institutional Investors’ survey. He was the top-rated analyst in the Construction sector in 2001 and 2002 (Greenwich survey) and in Small Caps Europe in 2002 (Reuters).

In 2005 Marcos decided to move to fund management within Merrill, joining Merrill Lynch Strategic Investment Group (SIG) as Director. Within SIG he managed a long-short equity fund and a long-only strategic investment fund, becoming a member of the SIG Investment Committee. In March 2008, he joined the Swiss asset manager SIA Funds as a senior analyst, being promoted to head of research, co-manager, and finally CIO. Based in Lachen (Zurich), he is currently a partner in SIA Funds.

Alberto Jimenez Crespo is a Principal, Portfolio Manager, member of the Aristotle Capital research team and a veteran of the investment industry. Prior to joining Aristotle Capital, Alberto was Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Vinik Asset Management, LP and at Tradewinds Global Investors, LLC. While at Tradewinds, Alberto was a key member of the Global All-Cap strategy, and Co-PM of the International Strategy and Global Natural Resource strategy. During his tenure, these three strategies received Lipper awards for top ranking in their respective categories. Prior to Tradewinds, Alberto was an Equity Analyst at Merrill Lynch; and sell-side Equity Analyst at Salomon Smith Barney.

Alberto earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mining Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and his Master of Science degree in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines. He is a CFA® charterholder and fluent in Spanish.

Outside of work, Alberto is the co-founder of the Wild Orchid Foundation a 501©(3) charitable organization that dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty in Cebu, Philippines through arts and education. Alberto is also a member and mentor of the Blue Heron Foundation that provides an education to orphaned and abandoned children in Romania and Moldova.

Raphaël Moreau is a fund manager at Amiral Gestion since 2008. He focuses on European small & mid capitalizations where he likes analyzing under-researched companies, and stocks in “contrarian zipcodes”. 

Prior to joining Amiral Gestion, he had experiences as a sell-side analyst at UBS in London and as a fixed income financial analyst at Calyon. Raphaël is a 2007 graduate of Essec Business School.

Jaime Sémelas is Bachelor of Business Administration (ICADE E2).

He started working as analyst in 1998, in the Credit Lyonnais Spain team analyzing industrial companies. In 2000, he joined the Banco Santander Small-Mid Caps team, reaching a 6th place in the Institutional Investor rankings.

From 2005 he worked at the Fortis Spain team until 2006, when he joined Banesto Bolsa to lead Small Caps research product.

In 2011 he joined the BBVA Research team and since 2013, Jaime is part of the Value Tree team.


John Woodman is Senior Analyst and Principal at Southeastern Asset Management which he joined in 2016 in the London office. He has 14 years of investment experience and previously held roles as Senior Vice President of the Certification and Business Enhancement division for SGS in New York, Executive Director at Goldman Sachs in the Global Research division in London, and Vice President at Citigroup in London.

Mr. Woodman received his bachelor’s degree in Geography and Environmental Science from the University of Oxford.

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