SOURCE: The Sohn Conference Foundation

The Sohn Conference Foundation

April 10, 2012 11:00 ET

Renowned Investors to Speak at 17th Annual Sohn Investment Conference

2012 Conference to Include Investment Idea Contest; Event Proceeds to Fund Research on the Treatment, Cure of Pediatric Cancer and Other Childhood Diseases

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 10, 2012) - The Sohn Conference Foundation today announced the speakers for its 17th Annual Sohn Investment Conference, to take place May 16, 2012 from 12:00pm - 6:00pm. This year will be the first that the Sohn Conference takes place at New York City's Avery Fisher Hall, allowing more attendees than ever before.

The much-anticipated Sohn Investment Conference provides a forum for the world's leading investors to share stock tips and market perspectives. Previous conference speeches have offered numerous groundbreaking ideas. Funds raised from the Sohn Conference are donated to charities researching the treatment and cure of pediatric cancer and other childhood diseases; over its history, the event has raised more than $20 million for these causes.

The speaker lineup for the 17th Annual Sohn Investment Conference is:

  • Bill Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management
  • Dwight Anderson, Ospraie Management
  • Dan Ariely, Duke University
  • David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital
  • Jeffrey Gundlach, DoubleLine
  • Jonathan Kolatch, Redwood Capital
  • Philippe Laffont, Coatue Management
  • John Lykouretzos, Hoplite
  • Stephen Mandel, Lone Pine Capital
  • John Paulson, Paulson & Co.
  • Larry Robbins, Glenview Capital Management
  • Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard University
  • John Wilder, Bluescape Resources
  • Meryl Witmer, Eagle Capital Partners

"We're thrilled to have assembled such a remarkable group of investors to share their ideas this year, as well as to continue our long tradition of raising funds for the fantastic organizations we work with," said Douglas Hirsch, Co-Chair of the Sohn Conference Foundation.

The Foundation also provides conference attendees with the chance to share their own investment ideas via the annual Sohn Investment Idea Contest. Contest participants are to submit their best investment idea; selections can be any marketable security (long or short) with a market capitalization above $1 billion as of May 9, 2012. The winner will be selected based on the judges' determination of the most compelling investment idea with a one-year horizon, with the judgment made by a group of celebrated investors led by Michael Price and including Bill Ackman, David Einhorn, Joel Greenblatt, and Seth Klarman. The winner will present his or her investment idea at the Conference on May 16. For more information or to enter the contest, visit

"The Sohn Investment Conference has always provided a unique opportunity for conference attendees to learn market strategy from some of the most successful investors on Wall Street," said Daniel Nir, Co-Chair of the Sohn Conference Foundation. "We're happy to offer a platform both for veterans and lesser-known investors through our investment contest."

For more information about the conference, visit

About The Sohn Investment Conference

The Sohn Investment Conference was founded in 1995 after the untimely passing of Ira Sohn. Sohn was a successful trader on Wall Street who battled cancer and passed away at the age of 29. His courageous battle with cancer inspired his friends to launch the annual Sohn Investment Conference.

Proceeds from the conference are donated to organizations dedicated to the care and treatment of children with pediatric cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The organizations served include Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York University Medical Center, Columbia Presbyterian, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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