#49: Dr. George Athanassakos (Ivey Business School) - Value Investing from Ben Graham to Warren Buffett



This episode, we are joined by Dr. George Athanassakos -  Professor of Finance and the Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing at Ivey Business School. 

Dr. Athanassakos is the Founder & Managing Director of The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing, and the Founder and Managing Director of the Center for the Advancement of Value Investing Education. 

Prior to joining Ivey, Dr. Athanassakos spent a number of years at various research-related positions with banking and trust companies in Canada and Greece, and taught at York University and Wilfrid Laurier University, where he was professor of Finance and Founder & Director of Laurier's Financial Planning Program. 

Dr. Athanassakos has a BA  from The School of Industrial Studies of Thessalonica, Greece, and a MA,  MBA &  PhD in Finance from York University. 

The Financial Planning Standards Council has bestowed Dr. Athanassakos with the FP Canada™ Fellow distinction for his outstanding contribution to furthering the organizations mission. 

Dr. Athanassakos is also a Fellow of the Quality Shareholder Initiative at the Law School of George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is the only Canadian to receive this distinction.

Dr. Athanassakos has been ranked among the top 10 researchers in Canada by research published in Financial Management and among the top 10 Canadian professors by the Globe and Mail. He has also prepared studies on the Canadian capital markets and industry analyses for Greece and Canada. 

It was a cool episode as we discussed the origins of value investing from people like Ben Graham to Warren Buffett, Prem Watsa and Seth Klarman, what makes a good business,  life and investing advice from Warren Buffett, career advice and a lot more. 


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