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berkshiremystery:
RE: http://www.cornerofberkshireandfairfax.ca/forum/investment-ideas/djco-daily-journal-corporation/msg124486/#msg124486

After I logged into the board in the last two days I got a little tsunami wave of private IM responses about my previous post in the DJCO thread about my mentioned little reclusive Canadian gem, a miniature baby-type of Fairfax. The company owners have high integrity and here at the board it was mentioned only once. They are totally reclusive and shun the public light,... the company owners aren't interested in any publicity, thus the shares almost have no liquidity, trade rarely and are still relative way below book value. And this might also be the crucifix of the problem that knowbody from the most knowledgable members here ever discusses this company. I would guess maybe 5-10 people here at the boards are aware of them, of course Norman Rothery, Francis Chou and also Third Avenue know them. This company, an insurance company could probably be mentioned right after Berkshire, Fairfax, Markel and Leucadia. They are E-L Financial Corp of Toronto, Canada, and are only a 5 minute walk away from Fairfax headquarters. The company is run by the reclusive Jackman family from Rosedale, Toronto.
 
I might finally start the thread about


E-L Financial Corporation Limited.   (ELF.TO)
the little miracle at 165 University Avenue in Toronto

- Since 1969, the company’s book value has risen more than a hundredfold and over more than four decades it has suffered only four money-losing years.

- The Toronto-based company doesn’t have a website. It lacks a public relations department.

- E-L shares trade infrequently because the wealthy Jackman family of Rosedale, Toronto and a few institutional investors own most of the shares.

- Other value investors that are aware of this company include Third Avenue Mgmt. and Chou Associates, according to Bloomberg.

Source:

E-L Financial's stock price discount a tempting value play
May 01, 2012 (Update Sep. 10, 2012) The Globe & Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/investment-ideas/e-l-financials-stock-price-discount-a-tempting-value-play/article4104087/
with opinions by our fellow board member Norman Rothery.

E-L Financial Corporation (ELF.TSX) @ The Globe & Mail
Financials, Quotes...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/markets/stocks/financials/?q=ELF-T

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E-L Financial Corp. Ltd. (ELF.TO) -Toronto @ Yahoo! Finance
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=Elf.to&ql=1

E-L Financial Corp. Ltd. (ELFIF) - USA OTC Markets @ Yahoo! Finance
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=Elfif&ql=1



Headquarters of E-L Financial at 165 University Avenue, 10th Floor, Toronto, ON M5H 3B8



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Source: http://www.sedar.com/FindCompanyDocuments.do?lang=EN&page_no=1&company_search=E-L+Financial+&document_selection=0&industry_group=A&FromDate=26&FromMonth=10&FromYear=1997&ToDate=26&ToMonth=04&ToYear=2013&Variable=Issuer

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- E-L Financial's net equity value per Common Share at March 31, 2013 was $790.90.
     http://finance.yahoo.com/news/e-l-financial-corporation-limited-154021372.html
  The current market price per Common Share at July 24, 2013 was $645.
     http://finance.yahoo.com/q/hp?s=ELF.TO+Historical+Prices

hellsten:
Thank you for posting. I will definitely have a closer look at ELF.TO. Stock price is up 60% in one year, so I guess I'm a bit late to the party :'(

ajc:
Thanks, berkshiremystery.
Now I'm just hoping it doesn't end up on the front page of some well-known business paper in the Sunday edition!

(DJCO up 10% in 3 days, I'm still slowly bashing my head against the desk for having bumped your post on that...)

berkshiremystery:

--- Quote from: ajc on July 27, 2013, 08:26:37 AM ---Thanks, berkshiremystery.
Now I'm just hoping it doesn't end up on the front page of some well-known business paper in the Sunday edition!

(DJCO up 10% in 3 days, I'm still slowly bashing my head against the desk for having bumped your post on that...)

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I have researched probably over 50-100 web links about them,....

berkshiremystery:
Since E-L Financial in Toronto doesn't maintain a website, someone might only get the annual reports in hardcopy form directly at:

E-L Financial Corp. Ltd.
165 University Avenue
10th Floor
Toronto, ON M5H 3B8

Phone: 416-947-2578
Fax:     416-362-2592

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Or from the Canadian type of EDGAR database at SEDAR.com

Company Search:  E-L Financial
Industry Group: All
Document Selection: All   
Sorted: By Issuer
Date From: October 26 1997
Date To: April 26 2013

Search results 1-100

Annual Reports PDF-files ----->>>>

http://www.sedar.com/FindCompanyDocuments.do?lang=EN&page_no=1&company_search=E-L+Financial+&document_selection=0&industry_group=A&FromDate=26&FromMonth=10&FromYear=1997&ToDate=26&ToMonth=04&ToYear=2013&Variable=Issuer

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SEDAR.com - Search for Canadian Public Companies
Main Search Form
http://www.sedar.com/search/search_form_pc_en.htm


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Empire Life annual reports --->>>
http://www.empire.ca/consumer/about-us/annual-report/en/

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