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Lessons from the Masters of Value Investing

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The Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing at Columbia Business School

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Value investing was developed in the 1920s at Columbia Business School by finance professors Benjamin Graham and David Dodd, MS ’21. The authors of the classic text Security Analysis, Graham and Dodd were the very pioneers of their field.  After being rejected by Harvard, Warren Buffett attended Columbia and became Ben Graham's star student.   The Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing was established in 2002, ensuring a permanent home for value investing at Columbia Business School.   The school's website offers resources for value investors including Public items from the Schloss Archives.



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" Ben's Mr. Market allegory may seem out-of-date in today's investment world, in which most professionals and academicians talk of efficient markets, dynamic hedging and betas. Their interest in such matters is understandable, since techniques shrouded in mystery clearly have value to the purveyor of investment advice. After all, what witch doctor has ever achieved fame and fortune by simply advising 'Take two aspirins'? "

Warren Buffett