SOURCE: The Sohn Conference Foundation

The Sohn Conference Foundation

March 19, 2014 15:41 ET

Sohn Conference Foundation Announces Annual Investment Idea Contest

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 19, 2014) - The Sohn Conference Foundation today announced its annual Investment Idea Contest to identify the most timely and actionable investment idea to be featured at the Sohn Investment Conference, produced in partnership with Bloomberg LINK, on May 5th, 2014 in New York City. The winner will be selected by a group of distinguished judges -- Panel Chair Michael Price along with Bill Ackman, David Einhorn, Seth Klarman, and Joel Greenblatt -- and will present his or her idea before an audience of 3,000 portfolio managers, asset allocators, and private investors at the famed Sohn Conference. 

"The Sohn Investment Idea Contest gives any investor a chance to stand alongside some of the most sophisticated investors in the world," said Michael Price, Founder of MFP Investments. "The judging panel is very excited to see this year's competition and we expect to have a great selection of entries."

"We're seeking an investor who can identify a timely, compelling, and applicable investment idea with a 12-month horizon," said Seth Klarman, President and CEO of The Baupost Group, LLC. "My fellow judges and I will be paying attention to the level of research that went into a particular idea and the unique thought process behind it."

To be considered for the contest, each investment idea must be a publicly traded security with a market capitalization of USD $1 billion or greater. 

Entries for the Sohn Investment Idea Contest are due by April 29th. The finalists will be notified ahead of the conference and the winner will be announced and then present at the conference on May 5th.

For more information about the contest, visit

The Sohn Conference Foundation is dedicated to the treatment and cure of pediatric cancer. The Foundation supports cutting-edge medical research, state-of-the-art research equipment, and innovative programs to ensure that children with cancer survive and thrive. The Foundation raises its funds through premier investment conferences and special events, including its renowned annual New York Sohn Investment Conference.

Founded in 1995, the Conference honors the memory of Ira Sohn, a successful trader on Wall Street who lost his battle with cancer at age 29. The Foundation has expanded its reach to include the Sohn London Conference, partnered with Excellence in Investing for Children's Causes for the Sohn San Francisco Conference, and with the Karen Leung Foundation for the Sohn Conference Hong Kong. To date, the Foundation has raised more than $50 million. More information on the upcoming 19th Annual Sohn Investment Conference is available at

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