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Leading up to the International Value Investing Conference on October 23 and 24, Jos van Bommel, associate professor of Finance at the University of Luxembourg, will regularly share his insights on some basic tools and concepts relating to value investing.
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10 10/18 10/10/2018
Léon Kirch, Partner and CIO of European Capital Partners, writes a weekly market commentary. We're glad to share his insights, leading up to the International Value Investing Conference on October 23 and 24.
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09 10/18 09/10/2018

Cobas Asset Management portfolio manager John Barden will speak at the International Value Investing Conference in Luxembourg on October 24th. We're pleased to share a blog about the Cobas method.

Value Investing, A Work Method

Success in life does not arrive by coincidence, but is rather the result of lots of work, discipline, being consistent with our beliefs, our attitude in the face of difficulties and luck, to a lesser degree. But luck is something we have to go looking for.

In the field of investment, reality is not much different. To obtain an average return of 15% over some 20 years, we need a work method that keeps us[...]

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Nicholas Chung has won the 2017 IVIC idea contest by writing a brief analysis of the Bank of Greenland, and consequently presented his idea during the conference. Below he describes how he experienced last year’s conference.

Nicholas: “As a graduate student in finance, it was an enriching experience being able to apply my theoretical education in the real world preparing an actionable buyside investment case. You are given the inspiring and humbling opportunity to present the idea alongside some of the leading value investors, allowing you to also hone your presentation skills in a professional setting. Furthermore, you are also given the chance to learn about the investment strategies and thought process of the[...]

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03 10/18 03/10/2018

Dr. Paul Smeets is Associate Professor in Sustainable Finance at Maastricht University. He spent years studying investing and philanthropy and publishes about his research in both academic journals and the renowned press. Furthermore, Paul heads the Charity Commission of the International Value Investing Conference.

Investing In Saving Lives

Paul: “Investment decisions are founded on solid research, to achieve a sufficient return on investment. In making donation decisions, effective altruism is a useful way to scientifically determine how to maximize the return on a donation.”

“Effective altruism entails striving to[...]

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Leading up to the International Value Investing Conference on October 23 and 24, Jos van Bommel, associate professor of Finance at the University of Luxembourg, will regularly share his insights on some basic tools and concepts relating to value investing.

Intrinsic Value

In my previous blog I introduced the Enterprise Value (EV) as a value that is determined by Mr. Market. The EV can be interpreted as the market price for which you can purchase the underlying business, or enterprise, unencumbered by debt or other financial claims: If[...]

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Leading up to the International Value Investing Conference on October 23 and 24, Jos van Bommel, associate professor of Finance at the University of Luxembourg, will regularly share his insights on some basic tools and concepts relating to value investing.

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