Next Meeting

May 20, 2017

"Factor-based Investing Inspired by Wall Street Greats like Lynch & Buffett"
John P. Reese,
CEO and Founder, Validea Capital Management, LLC.
Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center
Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale Campus
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, Virginia 22003
Telephone: 703­-323-3000
Note: Parking at the Community College is free.
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Advance registration by mail, or on-line until 05/16/17 - $35.00 per person
Late registration on-line 05/17/17 until 05/19/17 - $40.00 per person
At the door registration, space permitting - $45.00 per person
Registration: 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast/Social Time : 9:00 AM
Program Time; 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Presentation Description:

One of the hottest new areas in investing is called Factor-based investing. What is it? Academic research has shown long-term outperformance when portfolios are tilted towards stocks with specific "factors", or characteristics. Value stocks, momentum, quality and size are some of the individual factors that have exhibited degrees of outperformance. However, another way to utilize factors is by combining them. John Reese, founder of and Validea Capital Management, will discuss his investing system, which is built off of the strategies of famous investors. John and his team construct concentrated and actively run portfolios of top rated stocks using the Gurus' investing models.

Reasons to attend:

  • The factors used by Buffett, Lynch and other investors in analyzing stocks.
  • How integrated factor models are built and utilized in actual money management products.
  • How to diversify between various factor-based approaches.


John P. Reese is a pioneer in the online investment research arena & quantitative investing using strategies of investing legends. John, the author of "The Guru Investor: How to Beat the Market Using History's Best Investment Strategies", is Founder & CEO of, an independent stock research firm, and Validea Capital Management, a boutique asset management company. Validea Capital is an advisor on an active equity factor-based ETF and offers a new Digital Advisor, Validea Legends Advisor. John's research team also runs The Guru Investor blog, linking investors with the world's brightest investment minds. A graduate of MIT & Harvard Business School, John holds two patents in automated stock analysis. He's a regular columnist for Forbes, and Canada's Globe & Mail.

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