Chris Leithner studied at McGill and Queen’s universities, the Australian National University and the University of Strathclyde. He is Managing Director of Leithner & Co. Pty. Ltd., a "private equity" company based in Brisbane, Australia. Mr. Leithner also manages the Western Pacific Leithner Value Fund. The Western Pacific Financial Group, which presently has $A1.6 billion under management, is one of the largest independent financial groups in Australia. He is cited regularly in The Australian and The Australian Financial Review.
Leithner & Co. is one of the few companies using Graham-Dodd principles of financial analysis and Austrian School principles of economic analysis. Benjamin Graham (1894-1976) is widely regarded as the founder of financial analysis. He argues that investment is most successful when investors act like businessmen and focus on a stock’s long-term value instead of short-term price variations. Austrian School economics shows how government intervention distorts prices and production and is often the source of unsustainable booms.
Leithner & Co. is one of the few companies using Graham-Dodd principles of financial analysis and Austrian School principles of economic analysis. Mr. Leithner discussed the importance of those notions for a successful long-term investment strategy. Mr. Leithner’s presentation was followed by comments from André Gosselin, Vice President of Research at Orientation Finance.
Photos taken during the event
Chris Leithner, Managing Director of Leithner & Co. Pty. Ltd, with André Gosselin, Vice President of Research at Orientation Finance.
Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President of the MEI, with Chris Leithner and André Gosselin.