Finding “Da Vinci” Stocks: How to Use Buffett’s Guidance to Beat Buffett’s Own Performance

By Professor Joel Litman

Chairman and CEO of Valens Research and the Founder and Chief Investment Strategist of Altimetry Financial Research


Tuesday, 3rd May 2022



7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

In what area of the stock market can investors experience, literally, 1,000x investment returns?

What strategies do “Da Vinci stocks” employ from inception to growth to become the true market dominators?

Why does even Warren Buffett talk about the amazing returns of these companies, lamenting how he can’t buy them despite the opportunity for 50%+ annual returns per year?

This special event for Florida Atlantic University students, alumni, and the greater FAU community will focus on how the greatest of investors and leadership teams recognize, analyze, and even build the world’s next “Da Vinci stocks.”

In this unique event, Professor Litman will discuss the strategy, performance, and the valuations of how the greatest firms become so great—long before most of the world realizes it.

Professor Litman will also discuss the reason why so many novice investors and the widespread financial media completely miss out on recognizing these firms in their early years, often even fearful of them.

This exciting program is brought to FAU through the Madden Center for Valuation.

About the Speaker:

Professor Joel Litman is Chairman and CEO of Valens Research and the Founder and Chief Investment Strategist of Altimetry Financial.

Professor Litman has lectured and advised at top programs like Harvard Business School and London Business School, for the US government, including the Pentagon and US Marine Corps War College, for CFA Societies and investment teams from New York to Istanbul to Tokyo, and for leadership of the world’s largest firms such as PwC and Credit Suisse.

Professor Litman has been interviewed on CNBC, quoted in the Wall Street Journal’s Barron’s Magazine and Institutional Investor, and is a regular author in Forbes. He published “Give My Regrets to Wall Street” in Harvard Business Review. Litman co-authored the highly-acclaimed book, “DRIVEN: Business Strategy, Human Actions, and the Creation of Wealth.”

As Chairman of the UAFRS Council, Professor Litman has spearheaded the global use of Uniform Accounting for investment decisions and strategic business analysis.

Professor Litman is a member of the CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), received a B.S. in Accounting from DePaul University, and an MBA/MM from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

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