PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2010) - Schwartz Tilson Information Inc. today announced the speaker lineup for the 5th Annual Value Investing Congress West, which will be held in Pasadena, CA on May 4 and 5, 2010. Today's leading value investors from the U.S., Asia and Europe will address attendees, sharing actionable investing opportunities in markets around the world. The two-day event will be held at Pasadena's Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa.

"With nearly a decade of normal market returns in the past year, there's concern that we've come too far too fast," said Whitney Tilson, co-founder of the Value Investing Congress, co-founder of T2 Partners and Tilson Mutual Funds, and a regular columnist for the Financial Times and Kiplinger's Personal Finance. "While investors saw a lot of incredible opportunities in the last year, it's becoming increasingly difficult to navigate the current stretched market. That's why we've assembled some of the best investors from around the world to help attendees find opportunity -- and make money."

Created by disciples of Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett, the Value Investing Congress is recognized as one of the premier events for value investors around the world. 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.

Highlights from speakers' stock picks and strategies at past conferences include:

  • Brian Gaines, Springhouse Capital: ModusLink long strategy
  • Zeke Ashton, Centaur Capital Partners: MVC Capital long strategy
  • Whitney Tilson and Glenn Tongue, T2 Partners: Analysis of the U.S. housing market
  • Jeff Matthews, RAM Partners: General Electric long strategy
  • Bill Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management LP: MBIA/Ambac short strategy
  • David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital: Lehman Brothers short strategy

"Our speaker lineup this spring includes leading investors not only from the U.S., but also from Europe and Asia to give attendees an edge on the market," said Value Investing Congress co-founder John L. Schwartz, M.D. "Given the current investing challenges, it's wise for investors to look beyond the U.S. and add new opportunities to their toolkits. That's where the Congress comes in. Whether you've come every year or this is your first, it's the best place to learn, network and get new ideas."

The complete speaker lineup at the 5th Annual Value Investing Congress West includes:

  • Bruce Berkowitz, Fairholme Fund
  • J. Carlo Cannell, Cannell Capital LLC
  • Patrick Degorce, Thélème Partners
  • Lloyd Khaner, Khaner Capital
  • David Nierenberg, D3 Family of Funds
  • Mohnish Pabrai, Pabrai Investment Funds
  • Thomas A. Russo, Gardner, Russo & Gardner
  • Amitabh Singhi, Surefin Investments
  • Paul Sonkin, Hummingbird Value Fund
  • Guy Spier, Aquamarine Fund
  • Eric Sprott, Sprott Asset Management
  • Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners
  • Glenn Tongue, T2 Partners
  • Richard Vogel, Alatus SA
  • Lei Zhang, Hillhouse Capital Management

The day before the Congress, 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. On May 3rd, 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 realized great benefits from this intensive workshop, describing it as "an investment that pays for itself" with information 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. Schwartz is the founder and former CEO of Continuing Medical Education, Inc., the highly successful medical information company. Click here to read what people are saying about the Value Investing Congress.

More information on the upcoming 5th Annual Value Investing Congress West is available at Sponsors of the Value Investing Congress include Capital IQ, Wiley, Columbia Business School, InsiderScore and Value Investor Insight. The Value Investors Club is a supporting organization. Media partners for the Value Investing Congress include Seeking Alpha, Market Folly and Emerging Manager Focus.

Contact Information:

Contact: Jeremy Robinson-Leon, (212) 784-5702,
Maya Kriet, (212) 784-5706,