Call for Entries for the 2017 Charles Brandes Prize

Call for Entries for the 2017 Charles Brandes Prize


Graduate students and professors are invited to submit original research with a chance to win $20,000 in prizes

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THE BRANDES INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE 2017 CHARLES BRANDES PRIZE

Graduate students and professors are invited to submit original research with a chance to win $20,000 in prizes

San Diego, Calif., February 2, 2017 – The Brandes Institute, the thought leadership division of Brandes Investment Partners, today announced a call for entries for the 2017 Charles Brandes Prize in an effort to highlight new ideas and enhance the conversation on value investing. Current graduate students and professors are invited to submit original, unpublished research for the chance to win a $15,000 first prize or a $5,000 runner-up prize. 

The deadline for submissions is June 29, 2017. All papers must be submitted to BIPCFP@Brandes.com.

Research papers, which must include an abstract that summarizes the issue, methodology and solution in 500 words or fewer, should focus on any of the following topics:

  • Benjamin Graham-based principles solving a current problem for long-only equity investors.
  • Behavioral biases when investing and practical approaches to counter—or exploit—these biases.
  • Rewards and risks associated with disruptive innovation companies from a value investor's perspective.
  • The most promising asset class for the next 7 to 10 years—and why.
  • New perspectives for retirement plan investing, for institutional or individual investors.
  • The greatest current career risk for investment professionals and how to address it.

“We encourage all students and professors interested in Ben Graham’s value-oriented investing principles, including how investors can take advantage of market irrationality and undervalued securities to build long-term wealth, to apply,” says Bob Schmidt, Manager of the Brandes Institute. “At Brandes Investment Partners, we strongly believe in promoting critical conversations about diverse aspects of investing. We are excited to once again launch this program.”

Winning entries will be selected by the Brandes Institute Advisory Board. In addition to $15,000, the winning author will receive consideration for publication in one of the Institutional Investor Journals, quarterly publications focusing on global finance and investment themes. 

About the Brandes Institute

The Brandes Institute, a division of Brandes Investment Partners, strives to challenge assumptions and raise awareness on diverse aspects of investing and portfolio management. Collaborating with progressive thinkers, the Institute provides a forum for investment insights and their practical application. To learn more about the Brandes Institute, visit the website or follow it on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Brandes Investment Partners, L.P.

Brandes is a leading investment advisory firm, managing global equity and fixed-income assets for clients worldwide. Since the firm’s inception in 1974, Brandes has consistently applied the value investing approach, pioneered by Benjamin Graham, to security selection and was among the first investment firms to invest globally using a value approach. The independently owned firm manages a variety of active investment strategies and applies its investment philosophy consistently in all market conditions. Headquartered in San Diego, Brandes and its related entities have offices in Milwaukee, Toronto, Dublin and Singapore. To learn more about Brandes, visit the website or follow it on LinkedIn