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Investing legend Warren Buffett once said that “success ininvesting doesn’t correlate with I.Q. once you’re abovethe level of 125. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what youneed is the temperament to control the urges that get other peopleinto trouble in investing.”

In an attempt to understand exactly what kind of temperamentBuffett was talking about, Ronald W. Chan interviewed 12value-investing legends from around the world, learning how theirpersonal background, culture, and life experiences have shapedtheir investment mindset and strategy. The Value Investors:Lessons from the World’s Top Fund Managers is theresult.

From 106-year-old Irving Kahn, who worked closely with“father of value investing” Benjamin Graham and remainsactive today, and 95-year-old Walter Schloss (described by WarrenBuffett as the “super-investor fromGraham-and-Dodsville”), to the co-founders of Hong Kong-basedValue Partners, Cheah Cheng Hye and V-Nee Yeh, and FranciscoGarcía Paramés of Spain’s Bestinver AssetManagement, Chan chose investment luminaries to help him understandthe international appeal – and success – of valueinvesting. All of these men became strong advocates of the approachdespite considerable age and cultural differences. Chan finds outwhy.

In The Value Investors, readers will also discover howthese investors, each of whom has a unique value perspective, haveconsistently beaten the stock market over the years. Do they sharea trait that allows this to happen? Is there a winning temperamentthat turns the ordinary investor into an extraordinary one? Thisbook answers these questions and more.

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