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James Montier, who is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team, and the author of several books including “Value Investing: Tools and Techniques for Intelligent Investment,” “Behavioural Investing: A Practitioner’s Guide to Applying Behavioural Finance,” and its little book equivalent “The Little Book of Behavioural Investing” is a scintillating public speaker and commentator on value and behavioral investing.

His 2006 piece Painting By Numbers: An Ode To Quant should be required reading for all intending value investors. In it, Montier presents a compelling argument for a behavioral approach to value investing. Montier’s thesis is that simple statistical or quantitative models consistently outperform expert judgements, and this phenomenon persists even when the experts are provided with the models’ predictions. Montier argues that the models outperform because humans are overconfident, biased, and unable or unwilling to change.

Despite its obvious advantages, Montier argues that behavioral value investing is likely to remain a fringe activity, no matter how successful it may be, for the following reasons:

We find it ‘easy’ to understand the idea of analysts searching for value, and fund managers rooting out hidden opportunities. However, selling a quant model will be much harder. The term ‘black box’ will be bandied around in a highly pejorative way. Consultants may question why they are employing you at all, if ‘all’ you do is turn up and run the model and then walk away again.

This is a topic we covered in some detail in Quantitative Value and in my shorter piece Simple But Not Easy: The Case For Quantitative Value. Both were inspired by Montier’s ideas and writing.

I’m excited to announce that Montier is set to speak at the 20123 London Value Investor Conference.

The other excellent speakers in the  line-up include:

I have a very limited number of discounted tickets to the 2013 London Value Investor Conference on May 9, 2013  at Central Hall Westminster.

Claim your special £50 discount on this conference by using the code “GREENBACKD123” when signing up here.

More information can be found here.


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London Value Investor Conference 2013

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Winton Capital

Howard Marks
Oaktree Capital

Michael Price
MFP Investors

Anthony Bolton
Fidelity China Special Situations Fund
£50 Discount Code: GREENBACKD123 

Greenbackd has managed to secure a very limited number of discounted tickets to the forthcoming London Value Investor Conference 2013.This year’s conference takes place on 9th May 2013 at Central Hall Westminster with the following excellent speaker line-up:

As part of their presentation, each of the speakers will give at least one current investment idea. Winton Capital has also kindly agreed to sponsor a drinks reception after the event, which will be a great opportunity for networking amongst the value investing community.

With 9 weeks to go, the number of delegates attending is already well ahead of the total who came last year. It is expected that the 2013 conference will be the largest gathering of value investors ever outside of the USA.


In order to claim your special £50 discount on this conference, 
please use the code “
GREENBACKD123” when signing up here


The last London Value Investor Conference donated its profits to the children’s charity, the SMA Trust. This year’s conference will be supporting the children’s charity Place2be.

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