NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 18, 2009) - Schwartz-Tilson Information, Inc. today announced the speaker lineup for the 5th Annual New York Value Investing Congress, which will take place on October 19 and 20, 2009, at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. The speakers, including Bill Ackman, David Einhorn, and Julian Robertson, will share their best strategies and market outlook with attendees. As investors continue to face daunting challenges in today's tumultuous environment, insight from the investing world's best minds is a rarity that can benefit even the savviest attendee.

"Our speakers will share with attendees the strategies that outperform in any environment," said Whitney Tilson, co-founder of the Value Investing Congress, founder of hedge fund T2 Partners, and co-author of "More Mortgage Meltdown: 6 Ways to Profit in These Bad Times." "There are terrific opportunities in the market, but investors have to know where to look. That's where the Congress comes in."

The Value Investing Congress is recognized as one of the premier events for value investors around the world. Among past Congress highlights are Bill Ackman's prescient warnings about MBIA and Ambac, David Einhorn's bearish view of Lehman Brothers, Whitney Tilson and Glenn Tongue's analysis of the housing market, and Jeff Matthews' evaluation of GE. With the opportunity to ask questions directly of every speaker, conference attendees will acquire expert strategies and profitable investment ideas specifically geared toward today's -- and tomorrow's -- investing challenges.

"These are uncertain times for investors, which is why we've worked to assemble a lineup of speakers who have long experience and truly know what works and what doesn't," said Value Investing Congress co-founder John L. Schwartz, M.D. "Our goal is to ensure that every attendee leaves with new ideas, new contacts, and a better understanding of the strategies that beat the market."

The complete speaker lineup for the 5th Annual New York Value Investing Congress includes:

--  Bill Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management
--  Zeke Ashton, Centaur Capital Partners
--  Sean Dobson, Amherst Securities
--  David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital
--  Kian Ghazi, Hawkshaw Capital Management
--  Lloyd Khaner, Khaner Capital
--  David Nierenberg, D3 Family Funds
--  Julian Robertson, Tiger Management
--  Alexander Roepers, Atlantic Investment Management
--  Eric Sprott, Sprott Asset Management
--  Patrick Degorce, Theleme Fund
--  Jason A. Stock, M3 Funds
--  Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners
--  Glenn H. Tongue, T2 Partners
--  William C. Waller, M3 Funds

On October 18, 2009, investors will have the opportunity to participate in a pre-Congress workshop focusing on strategies that will enable them to become more successful at analyzing companies and identifying promising value opportunities. Whitney Tilson and Glenn Tongue of T2 Partners will teach "An Advanced Seminar on Value Investing: How to Decipher Financial Statements, Avoid Value Traps and Pick Investment Winners." Past participants have enthusiastically endorsed this in-depth workshop, describing it as "an investment that pays for itself" with information and stock ideas that can be "immediately put to use."

About the Value Investing Congress

Whitney Tilson and John L. Schwartz established the Value Investing Congress in 2004 so that passionate value investors -- disciples of Graham, Dodd, Buffett and Munger -- can meet and learn from one another and achieve even greater investment success. Tilson is one of the country's best-known value investors and is the co-founder of Value Investor Insight and co-author of "More Mortgage Meltdown: 6 Ways to Profit in These Bad Times." Schwartz is the founder and former CEO of Continuing Medical Education, Inc., the highly successful medical information company. Click here to see what people are saying about the Value Investing Congress.

More information on the upcoming 5th Annual New York Value Investing Congress is available at Sponsors of the Value Investing Congress include Capital IQ, Wiley, Columbia Business School, NYSSA, and Value Investor Insight. Supporting organizations and media partners include The Value Investors Club, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Seeking Alpha, Morningstar, Total Alternatives, International Business Times, and Hedge Fund Alert.

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