PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) - Schwartz Tilson Information, Inc. today announced that legendary investor Howard Marks, cofounder and Chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, will be a featured speaker at the 6th Annual Value Investing Congress West, which will be held in Pasadena, CA on May 3 and 4, 2011. A faculty of speakers, all top value investors from around the world, will join Mr. Marks in sharing stock picks, actionable investing opportunities and proven approaches to navigate the market. The two-day event will be held at Pasadena's Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa.

Howard Marks, one of today's most insightful investors, founded Oaktree Capital Management in 1995 and now manages more than $80 billion in investments. While other firms suffered heavy declines during the financial crisis, Oaktree's assets under management grew from $52 billion at the end of 2007 to $73 billion at the end of 2009. His memos are among the most widely read on Wall Street.

"We are thrilled to have Howard Marks addressing the Congress in Pasadena this year," said Whitney Tilson, co-founder of the Value Investing Congress, T2 Partners and Tilson Mutual Funds, and a CNBC Contributor. "In addition to Mr. Marks, we've again established a renowned faculty of speakers -- some of the best investors from around the world -- to help attendees leverage opportunity in the market and, of course, profit."

Created by disciples of Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett, the Value Investing Congress is recognized as one of the premier events for value investors. The two-day conference is the place to network with other sophisticated investors, gain perspective on the current investment climate, and come away with actionable investment ideas.

Value Investing Congress Co-Founder John L. Schwartz, M.D. added, "Attendees return year after year to strengthen their investing wisdom, increase their success, and meet with other serious investors to share ideas and experiences. With the opportunity to ask questions directly of each speaker -- and with plenty of time for peer-to-peer interaction -- investors appreciate the unique format."

The speaker lineup for the 6th Annual Value Investing Congress West continues to grow. Confirmed speakers currently include:

  • Howard Marks, Oaktree Capital Management
  • Steven Romick, First Pacific Advisors
  • Jeffrey W. Ubben, ValueAct Capital
  • David Nierenberg, The D3 Family Funds
  • Rahul Saraogi, Atyant Capital (India)
  • Michael Kao, Akanthos Capital Management
  • Ori Eyal, Emerging Value Capital Management
  • Kian Ghazi, Hawkshaw Capital Management
  • Whitney Tilson and Glenn Tongue, T2 Partners

The day before the Congress, May 2, 2011, 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." Utilizing more than a dozen real-world case studies, Tilson and Tongue will share how they analyze and value companies and identify promising investment opportunities. 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.

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