William Green presented his in-depth investment thesis on Three Great French Investors at European Investing Summit 2015.

About the instructor:

William Green is an author and journalist. His new book, The Great Minds of Investing, features his profiles of many famous investors, including Irving Kahn, Bill Ackman, Joel Greenblatt, Mario Gabelli, Howard Marks, Bill Miller, Mohnish Pabrai, Jean-Marie Eveillard, and Marty Whitman. Before that, William collaborated with Guy Spier on his memoir, The Education of a Value Investor, which was published by Palgrave Macmillan in September 2014. The Financial Times praised the book as “highly readable”; Forbes.com called it “the most interesting investment book this year”; and it has received more than 180 five-star reviews on Amazon.com. William also co-authored the upcoming autobiography of a legendary collector who owns more than 25,000 works of art, including the world’s greatest private collection of Islamic art.

William has written for many publications in the U.S. and Europe, including The New Yorker, Time, Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, The (London) Independent Magazine, The (London) Spectator, and The Economist. He has reported all over the world, in places as diverse as China, India, the Philippines, the U.S., England, Russia, Poland, France, Italy, Monaco, South Africa, Abu Dhabi, and Saudi Arabia. He has interviewed many leading figures, including Presidents, Prime Ministers, the CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies, and countless multibillionaires. Over the years, he has written investigative features; in-depth profiles; columns about global markets and investing; and reviews of everything from art exhibitions to novels. He has appeared on CNBC and CNN and has moderated panels as far afield as the United Arab Emirates, the U.K., Serbia, and Kazakhstan.

William has worked on staff at several publications. He was an associate editor at Forbes, a contributing writer at Worth, a senior editor at Money, and an Editor-at-Large for Bloomberg. While living in Hong Kong, he edited the Asian edition of Time, which won numerous awards during his tenure, including prizes for its coverage of terrorism and human rights. He then moved to London to be the Editor of the European, Middle Eastern and African editions of Time.

Born and raised in London, William studied English literature at Oxford University before moving to New York City, where he received a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in New York with his wife, Lauren Cooper, and their two children, Henry and Madeleine.

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