NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 5, 2012) - With the $1,400 early bird discount for the 8th Annual New York Value Investing Congress set to expire on Friday, September 7th, Schwartz Tilson Information, Inc. today published a review of notable investment ideas delivered at past New York Congresses by the world's leading investors. Today's release comes just under a month before this fall's conference, which will be held October 1 and 2, 2012 at the Marriott Marquis in New York's Times Square.

"Attendees are drawn to the Value Investing Congress in large part because they know they'll come away with excellent investment ideas -- and be able to ask questions of every speaker," said John L. Schwartz, M.D., co-founder of the Value Investing Congress. "Congress speakers, truly the best in the industry, have consistently delivered winning ideas on both the long and short sides."

Highlights from past speaker presentations include:


  • Bill Ackman presents his prescient analysis of troubled insurer MBIA. 
  • David Einhorn sounds the alarm about Lehman Brothers less than a year before its bankruptcy.


  • Vitaliy Katsenelson presents Joseph A. Bank (JOSB), which has nearly tripled.
  • John Burbank recommends Mosaic and Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, both of which have doubled.


  • Bill Ackman presents his bullish case for Corrections Corp of America (CXW), which has since gained 36%. 
  • Lloyd Khaner recommends Starbucks (SBUX), then trading at approximately $20 per share. It now trades over $50. 


  • T2 partners delivers a detailed presentation on AB-InBev (BUD), up 75% since their presentation.
  • Paul Sonkin recommends Steinway Musical Instruments (LVB), which has risen nearly 50%. 


  • Leon Cooperman offers a detailed presentation on Apple (AAPL), which was trading at $420. The stock is now at $673, up more than 60%.
  • Alex Roepers highlights Flowserve (FLS) and Ashland (ASH), both now up approximately 60%.
  • James Chanos offers an in-depth explanation for why he's short Gamestop (GME), now down 15%.

Of this fall's speaker lineup, Whitney Tilson, co-founder of the Value Investing Congress, said, "We're looking forward to hearing more great ideas from our exceptional roster of speakers. This year's lineup is certainly one of our best yet."

John L. Schwartz added, "In addition, the winner of the first ever Value Investing Challenge will take the stage and present his or her idea, selected from among hundreds of submissions. This will offer Congress attendees the chance to hear a unique perspective from one investor whose idea rose to the top."

Confirmed speakers currently include:

  • Bill Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management
  • David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital
  • Guy Gottfried, Rational Investment Group
  • Kian Ghazi, Hawkshaw Capital Management
  • Lloyd Khaner, Khaner Capital
  • John Mauldin, Millennium Wave Advisors
  • Mick McGuire, Marcato Capital Management
  • Bob Robotti, Robotti & Company Advisors
  • Alexander Roepers, Atlantic Investment Management
  • Barry Rosenstein, JANA Partners
  • Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners
  • Glenn Tongue, T2 Partners
  • Jeffrey W. Ubben, ValueAct Capital
  • The winner of the first Value Investing Challenge

To register to attend the Value Investing Congress before the early bird discount expires on Friday, September 7th and save $1,400, attendees should visit and use discount code VICEB.

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 8th Annual New York Value Investing Congress is available at

About the Value Investing Challenge

The Value Investing Congress and SumZero have partnered to create a powerful new opportunity for encouraging high quality investment research and unearthing top investing talent.

The ultimate purpose of the Value Investing Challenge is to select one winner and give that person the opportunity to speak at the next Value Investing Congress in front of a large audience of their most successful peers. Prior to the Challenge this was an opportunity available only to the best-known, most successful value investors from around the world.

More information on the Value Investing Challenge is available at

Contact Information:

Jeremy Robinson-Leon
(212) 784-5702

Natalie Gay
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