Ronald Chan discussed his book, The Value Investors: Lessons from the World’s Top Fund Managers, at MOI Global’s Meet-the-Author Summer Forum 2019. Ronald is Founder and CIO at Chartwell Capital, Ltd.

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About the book:

Investing legend Warren Buffett once said that “success in investing doesn’t correlate with I.Q. once you’re above the level of 125. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing.”

In an attempt to understand exactly what kind of temperament Buffett was talking about, Ronald W. Chan interviewed 12 value-investing legends from around the world, learning how their personal background, culture, and life experiences have shaped their investment mindset and strategy. The Value Investors: Lessons from the World’s Top Fund Managers is the result.

From 106-year-old Irving Kahn, who worked closely with “father of value investing” Benjamin Graham and remains active today, and 95-year-old Walter Schloss (described by Warren Buffett as the “super-investor from Graham-and-Dodsville”), to the co-founders of Hong Kong-based Value Partners, Cheah Cheng Hye and V-Nee Yeh, and Francisco García Paramés of Spain’s Bestinver Asset Management, Chan chose investment luminaries to help him understand the international appeal – and success – of value investing. All of these men became strong advocates of the approach despite considerable age and cultural differences. Chan finds out why.

In The Value Investors, readers will also discover how these investors, each of whom has a unique value perspective, have consistently beaten the stock market over the years. Do they share a trait that allows this to happen? Is there a winning temperament that turns the ordinary investor into an extraordinary one? This book answers these questions and more.

About the author:

Ronald Chan founded Chartwell Capital Limited in 2007. He currently serves as Chief Investment Officer and joint Portfolio Manager of the Chartwell Value Fund.

Ronald strongly believes that he and his investment team have been sound stewards of their clients’ capital since Chartwell’s inception. To help provide proper business and investment management to the financial community, Ronald has travelled around the world to learn from different industry leaders.

In 2010, he shared his experience by publishing Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: Lessons from Warren Buffett’s Top Business Leaders. In 2012, he interviewed fund managers worldwide and published The Value Investors: Lessons from the World’s Top Fund Managers. Both books have been translated into several languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Portuguese.

Since 2016, Ronald has been appointed by The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited to serve as a member of the Listing Committee Panel. Since 2018, he has been appointed by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to serve as a member of the Belt and Road Committee. Ronald is also a regular contributor to Bloomberg Opinion. He graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Accounting from the Stern School of Business at New York University.