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THIS MONTH'S ISSUE
Introducing a New Challenge for Value Investors
By Value Investing Challenge
The Value Investing Congress and SumZero, Inc. have partnered to launch a new top-idea contest called the Value Investing Challenge (www.ValueInvestingChallenge.com). The ultimate goal of the Challenge is to encourage high-quality investment research, unearth top investing talent, and level the playing field so that lesser-known (but equally-brilliant) investors have the opportunity to present in front of the same high-profile Value Investing Congress audience as legendary investors such as David Einhorn and Bill Ackman.
To participate, contestants must contribute a quality investment write-up covering a company of at least $300 million in market capitalization. Beyond this minimal requirement, any and all types of investment ideas and strategies will be considered including spin-offs, special events, turn-arounds, shorts as well as various asset classes outside of common equities, including preferreds, credit, derivatives and others. Submissions will be evaluated by a team of well-known value investors with several decades of professional experience between them.
The winner of the Value Investing Challenge will have the opportunity to present his/her idea at the upcoming Value Investing Congress taking place October 1 & 2, 2012 in NYC alongside world-renowned investors including David Einhorn, Barry Rosenstein, Lloyd Khaner and Alex Roepers, to name a few.
"The goal of the Value Investing Congress has always been to bring the best and brightest on stage in an environment where differentiated thinking can thrive." said Whitney Tilson, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Value Investing Congress. "This new contest will help ensure that Congress attendees are getting the chance to capitalize on a truly unique perspective and hear from one investor whose idea rose to the top."
“This contest will identify a new breed of great investors who otherwise might never get the chance to present their thinking on such a grand platform,” said Divya Narendra, CEO/Co-Founder of SumZero, Inc. “There are a huge number of incredibly-talented investors who do not get heard on a large scale because they don’t manage a lot of assets or because they haven’t made a blockbuster trade. This contest is designed to rectify that. It’s about creating opportunities, identifying talent, and adding to the conversation.”
To learn more about the Value Investing Challenge rules and eligibility and how to enter, please visit the official Challenge website at www.ValueInvestingChallenge.com. Submissions will be accepted until August 17, 2012. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.
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