YYX Toronto Symposium History
In 2015, group of like-minded value investors reached out to each other with the purpose to create a forum discussing value investing as practiced and to get back to real company analysis. In part, this effort was due to the success of the Fairfax Financial annual meeting maturing into a larger event every year and affording less and less time to re-connect with our old acquaintances and also have an allotment to make new connections. More importantly for analysts, less time to share ideas like years ago when a few came to Toronto early to sit in the back of the now closed Joe Badaldi's restaurant on Front Street for hours, or until we were kicked out.
Why the YYX? Some may have attended or heard of the good work at the ValueX events in either Klosters, Switzerland or Vail, Colorado where the format is similar to a TED type talk followed by a brief Q&A from group participation. As such, could not resist the Toronto Pearson airport code (YYZ) and replaced the Z with an X for the mathematical exponential connection to expanding our idea capacity (website does not have a mathematical exponent text feature). Hence and for folks that will be in Toronto early for the Fairfax Financial annual meeting activities in April 2020, we have again scheduled this event prior to the Fairfax Financial annual meeting. If interested, please send your request with some brief background about yourself and a topic/idea you would like to discuss or if you just want to play the constructive devil’s advocate role as group participation is expected. Since this event is a collaborative and participatory effort, we limit the size to a max of 35 participants.