As we conclude another year, I am pleased to share with you the progress we’ve made building MOI Global into a unique membership community of intelligent investors.

The Manual of Ideas started out nearly a decade ago focused on content. As we went out to gather and generate uniquely differentiated content for value-oriented investors, we came to appreciate the tight-knit value investing community that had been developing for many years thanks to a strong nucleus formed by the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.

We realized this was not only a community of exceptionally gifted and successful investors, but that the vast majority of them were also willing to share with and learn from their peers. We were humbled to have the opportunity to bring the wisdom of investors like Tom Gayner, Howard Marks, Tom Russo, Mohnish Pabrai, Jean-Marie Eveillard, Guy Spier, and Ed Wachenheim to others in the community. We also saw an opportunity to leverage the internet to help broaden the appeal of value investing beyond its traditional U.S. base.

We now call this membership community MOI Global, with The Manual of Ideas constituting one component of the value we seek to bring to members. Other benefits include content shared on the new MOI Global website; curated idea presentations shared via online events such as the Best Ideas conference, Asian Investing Summit, Wide-Moat Investing Summit, and European Investing Summit; as well as offline experiences such as Latticework, The Zurich Project, Ideaweek, and member-run meetups in many cities globally.

All of the above benefits are now available to you as a member of MOI Global (at no incremental membership fee). In the past, our online events (formerly ValueConferences) generated revenue from ticket sales. Now they are not only complimentary to MOI Global members, but they are exclusive to members. The upcoming summit, Best Ideas 2018, is our largest online conference ever, with more than one hundred instructors from the community sharing their best ideas. Shai Dardashti and I have started recording some of the sessions, and we are thoroughly impressed by the quality of the presentations. The recordings will be released on January 11-13. The summit will also feature fourteen live sessions on those days (stay tuned for your access details).

As you probably know, we closed our doors to new members at the end of March 2017. We remain closed as we build up the internal resources needed to delight all of our members. We maintain a waitlist for those interested in membership, and we hope to invite selected high-caliber individuals to join MOI Global in the future. While new members may end up joining at a significantly higher annual membership fee, your rate will remain unchanged in recognition of your loyalty.

We strive for MOI Global to be a lifelong companion to our members, regardless of employment status, the market cycle, or other transient factors. If you are going through a tough period, it’s likely other members are either experiencing a similar phase or have done so at some point in the past. By facilitating the right kinds of introductions and interactions, we strive to support members on their personal growth path. Annual events like The Zurich Project and Ideaweek are near-ideal settings for fostering the kinds of exchanges and experiences that can have an enduring positive impact.

Thank you for allowing us to play a constructive role in your journey as an investor. Thank you also for being a part of the MOI Global journey as we pour our passion and resources into building a special kind of community.

Warm regards,

Chairman, MOI Global

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