NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - The Sohn Conference Foundation today announced the speakers for its 16th Annual Sohn Investment Conference, to take place May 25, 2011 from 12:15 - 6 pm at New York City's Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. This year's event will also include remarks by Ken Langone, co-founder of Home Depot, and legendary value investor Michael Price.

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, such as David Einhorn's accurate 2008 analysis of Lehman Brothers' troubles and Steve Eisman's 2010 comparison of for-profit education companies to subprime mortgage lenders. All 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 16th Annual Sohn Investment Conference is:

  • Bill Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management
  • Jeff Aronson, Centerbridge Partners
  • Eike Batista, TVX Gold
  • Jim Chanos, Kynikos Associates
  • David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital
  • Steve Eisman, FrontPoint Financial Services Fund
  • Dr. Marc Faber, Marc Faber Limited
  • Philip Falcone, Harbinger Capital Partners
  • Steve Feinberg, Cerberus Capital Management
  • Joel Greenblatt, Gotham Asset Management
  • Jeffrey Gundlach, DoubleLine
  • Mark Hart III, Corriente Advisors
  • Robert Howard, KKR
  • Carl Icahn, Icahn & Company
  • Erez Kalir, Sabretooth Capital
  • Peter May, Trian Fund Management
  • Dinakar Singh, TPG-Axon Capital

"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 many fantastic organizations we work with," said Douglas Hirsch, Co-Chair of the Sohn Conference Foundation.

This year, the Foundation is also providing conference attendees with the chance to share their own investment ideas via the first 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 20, 2011. 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 25. 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 first investment contest."

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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, the Tomorrows Children's Fund at Hackensack University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

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