The purpose of the International Value Investing Conference is to exchange ideas about value investing among financial professionals in an open and inspiring environment. Together with leading speakers from the world of value investing, the attendees will experience in-depth views as well as concrete investing ideas.
The International Value Investing Conference will be held on October 24th, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Luxembourg. On October 23rd, an exclusive dinner will be organized for speakers and attendees. Well-known speakers at IVIC 2018 include Alex Roepers, Léon Kirch, Pavel Begun and many others.
IVIC commits itself to donate all net proceeds of the conference to a charitable benefactor. We regard investing in saving human lives a greater purpose and commit ourselves to maximizing social returns.
For IVIC 2018, the Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) has again been selected as charitable benefactor. Renowned charity evaluation website www.givewell.com has awarded AMF to be the most effective charity. Furthermore, AMF is recognized as one of the most transparent charity organizations worldwide. The foundation saves human lives by providing people with malaria nets and insecticide.
The IVIC 2017 conference donated EUR 9.000 to AMF, thereby funding the distribution of 5.555 malaria nets and protecting 10.000 people from malaria. The first 5.588 malaria nets will be distributed in the Phalome District in Malawi during the period of July until November 2018.
The event is intended for buy-side professionals specifically, such as:
Foundations / Endowments
Insurance Co. Investment Offices
Sovereign Wealth Fund
Fund of Funds
Institutional Fund Managers
Wealth Managers / Advisors
High Net Worth Individuals
Private Equity Managers
Value investing is a contrarian investment style that sets out to find companies trading below their intrinsic value. One could argue these companies are traded at a “discount”, often referred to as the margin of safety. Indeed, if a company is already traded below its intrinsic value, then the risk of further price decreases is limited. Protection against downside risk is a key component of the value investing approach, as the primary investment goal is preservation of capital.
Warren Buffett is the living value investor legend who has demonstrated that value investing can accumulate wealth beyond anybody’s imagination. He took over Berkshire Hathaway more than 50 years ago and turned the share price from $10 to over $300,000 and he is still adding value at an age of 87 years.