Creighton University and the University of Nebraska at Omaha are hosting investing conferences next week, both timed to fit around official events at Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s May 5 annual shareholders meeting.
The conferences meetings attract devotees of Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett, who is an advocate of making investment decisions based on a company's intrinsic value.
Creighton's value investing conference will be from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Harper Center, 602 N. 20th St., featuring Columbia Business School professor Bruce Greenwald and other nationally known investment experts. Admission is free, with reservations at business.creighton.edu/vip.
The panel discussion and question-and-answer session will be moderated by Omahans John Maginn of Maginn Associates and Mike McCarthy of McCarthy Group. Creighton's College of Business will host a reception afterward.
Other panelists: Vitaliy Katsenelson, director of research and portfolio manager at Investment Management Associates Inc. of Denver; Patrick Brennan, a former Omahan, formerly with RBO & Co., Mark Boyar & Co., Deutsche Bank, CIBC World Markets and William Blair & Co.; and Paul Schwarzbach, founder and managing member of Allied Value of California.
UNO's value investors conference will include a free lecture from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mammel Hall, 67th and Pine Streets, by Buffett author and scholar Robert Miles. To reserve a seat, contact email@example.com.
A book-signing reception with authors of books about investing and Berkshire will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with free Dairy Queen Dilly Bars.
Hudson Booksellers and John Wiley and Sons Publishers will have a bookstore in the college's atrium starting Thursday.
Miles and a dozen other presenters will conduct a $1,195 value investor conference at the college from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Miles also is teaching a for-credit graduate course on investing and Buffett at UNO on Monday through Wednesday.
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