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Value Investor CA (UK) v2
Value Investor Award CA (Int) v2
Value Investor Award FM life

The London Value Investor Conference is now requesting nominations from all Value Investor Digest subscribers for three Awards, which will be awarded to two listed Company CEOs and to a Fund Manager in recognition for their achievements.

CEO Awards

On average, 70% of shareholder funds are retained in businesses and not paid out to shareholders. Effective deployment of retained capital therefore makes a profound difference to investor returns. To recognise this key talent, the London Value Investor Conference is launching two new Awards for the Public company CEOs with the best Capital Allocation record judged over multiple years:

The LVIC Award for Best Capital Allocator – UK listed companies
The LVIC Award for Best Capital Allocator – Global listed companies

The criteria used for judging good capital allocation discipline will include such things as:

  • Returning capital to shareholders either through dividends or share buybacks when these offer the best available return on capital
  • Saving shareholders money by controlling costs in an unusually disciplined way
  • Deploying growth capex with a keen focus on return on investment
  • Shutting down or selling poor return, non-core or loss-making businesses
  • Acquiring businesses or large assets at prices which deliver superior long term shareholder returns

Prior winners of the CEO awards are below:

The LVIC Award for Best Capital Allocator – UK listed companies

Richard Cousins – Compass Group (Winner 2016)
Tim Martin – J D Wetherspoon (Winner 2017)
Simon Wolfson – Next (Winner 2018)

The LVIC Award for Best Capital Allocator – Global listed companies

Prem Watsa – Fairfax Financial (Winner 2016)
Warren Buffett – Berkshire Hathaway (Winner 2017)
Michael O’Leary – Ryanair (Winner 2018)

Fund Manager Award

We are now seeking nominations for the following award for 2019:

The LVIC Fund Manager Award for Lifetime Achievement

This would include all asset classes and geographies. Prior winners of this award include:

Charles Brandes (Winner 2015)
Jean-Marie Eveillard (Winner 2016)
Anthony Bolton (Winner 2017)
Joel Greenblatt (Winner 2018)


To make a nomination for any of the awards, please use the form below. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 17th April 2019.

After the nominations phase, the winner of the CEO Awards will be decided by the LVIC Awards Committee. The Fund Manager Award for Lifetime Achievement will be shortlisted by the committee before being decided by a vote among conference delegates.

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