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Centennial Speaker Series: Bruce Greenwald on Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond with an Introduction by Mario Gabelli

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 67 p.m.

Bruce Greenwald

In the modern era, investors are increasingly caught up in so-called hot tips, can’t-miss startups, excessive optimism, and short-term speculation. Value investing is the antithesis to these short-sighted approaches and stresses what Ben Graham—the father of value investing—referred to as the “margin of safety” when describing the gap between an equity’s price and its value.

A classic, seminal work in the field, Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond has been updated in a second edition to include the latest trends and a close look at some of the emerging investors who continue in the value investing tradition of Graham and Warren Buffett. Featuring an exploration of the history of value investing and those who brought this investment approach to the fore, you will also discover the real-world techniques you can use to propel your own portfolio using a sound, proven approach to discovering value.

Digital copies of Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond will be raffled off to attendees.

6 p.m.: Welcome Remarks: Donna Rapaccioli, dean of the Gabelli School of Business

6:05 p.m.: Speaker Introduction: Mario Gabelli, founder, chairman, and CEO of Gabelli Asset Management Company Investors

6:08 p.m.: Discussion: Bruce Greenwald

6:45 p.m.: Audience Q&A

7 p.m.: Closing Remarks: Dean Rapaccioli

About the Speaker
Greenwald is the Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management at Columbia Business School and the academic co-director of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing. Described by The New York Times as “a guru to Wall Street’s gurus,” Greenwald is an authority on value investing, with additional expertise in productivity and the economics of information.

Mario J. Gabelli is the chairman and CEO of GAMCO Investors, Inc., the firm he founded in 1977. A 1965 summa cum laude graduate of Fordham’s College of Business Administration, he also holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and honorary doctorates from Fordham and Roger Williams University. Gabelli serves on the boards of Boston College, Roger Williams University, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, the American-Italian Cancer Foundation, and the Foundation for Italian Art & Culture, and he is a trustee of the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States and of the E.L. Wiegand Foundation. He was Morningstar’s Portfolio Manager of the Year in 1997. He was named Money Manager of the Year by Institutional Investor for 2011, and he is a member of Barron’s All-Star Century Team.

This event is co-sponsored with the CFA Society New York, the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, and the Museum of American Finance.