Bill Ackman to Speak at NYC Value Investing Congress

Published on August 24, 2010

Bill Ackman recently agreed to speak at the 6th annual New York Value Investing Congress which will take place on October 12 and 13.  Mr. Ackman is one of most closely followed value investors and has built a very impressive track record since founding Pershing Square Capital Management in 2004 with $54 million.  According to John L. Schwartz and Whitney Tilson, co-founders of the Value Investing Congress, Pershing’s flagship fund has returned 290.8 percent net of all fees since inception and the firm now has over $3 billion under management.

For more information and articles regarding Mr. Ackman, visit his profile page on  Mr. Ackman’s portfolio is listed on as well as on  The portfolio is highly concentrated with only ten positions listed as of June 30.  The top five positions as of that date were Target, Kraft Foods, Citigroup, Automatic Data Processing, and General Growth Properties.

Other speakers scheduled to present at the Value Investing Congress include:

  • David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital
  • J. Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital
  • Amitabh Singhi, Surefin Investments
  • Zeke Ashton, Centaur Capital Partners
  • Glenn H. Tongue, T2 Partners
  • Lee S. Ainslie III, Maverick Capital
  • John H. Burbank, Passport Capital
  • Mohnish Pabrai, Pabrai Investment Funds
  • J. Carlo Cannell, Cannell Capital
  • Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners

For a limited time, readers of The Rational Walk qualify for a $1,700 discount.  Readers must register by August 30 to qualify for the offer.  Please use Discount Code N10RW4 when registering. After August 30, the price of the conference will increase by $400 so act today to secure the best discount.

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Bill Ackman to Speak at NYC Value Investing Congress