Published on Dec 10, 2014

John Heins & Whitney Tilson: “The Art of Value Investing: How the World’s Best Investors Beat the Market

“John Heins and Whitney Tilson, co-founders of the Value Investor Insight newsletter, have done a thorough job of explaining how to look for stocks that are trading at significant discounts to what they are worth — the concept known as the value style of investing.…the authors present a clear framework for ferreting out undervalued companies.”
—The New York Times

About the book:
The Art of Value Investing: How the World’s Best Investors Beat the Market, John Heins and Whitney Tilson offer a comprehensive set of answers to the questions that everyone investing seriously in the stock market should have thought through clearly before committing his or her hard-earned capital to the endeavor. What market efficiencies will I try to exploit? What analytical edge can I hope to have? How specifically will I decide to buy or sell? For answers, they call on market-beating money managers – including such investing luminaries as Seth Klarman, David Einhorn, Bill Ackman, Howard Marks, Mason Hawkins and Julian Robertson – who have graced the pages over the past ten years of their highly regarded newsletter, Value Investor Insight. To illustrate one of the equity investor’s most important tasks – how to value a company – they will present a particularly relevant current case study … on Google.

About the authors:
John Heins is the co-founder and President of Value Investor Media, Inc. and Editor-in-Chief of Value Investor Insight and SuperInvestor Insight. Previously, he served as CEO of Bertelsmann AG’s U.S. magazine subsidiary, ran AOL’s Personal Finance business and was a reporter and staff writer for Forbes magazine. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Whitney Tilson is the co-founder and Chairman of Value Investor Media, Inc. and founder of Kase Capital, which manages value-oriented private investment partnerships. Prior to launching his investment-management career in 1999, he co-founded with Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter the Initiative for a Competitive inner City, was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and was a founding member of Teach for America. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Government and an M.B.A., both from Harvard University.

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Whitney Tilson picture courtesy of Kase Capital