NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Mar 20, 2013) - Today, The Sohn Conference Foundation, sponsor of the original and premier investment idea conference, announced the launch of its Investment Idea Contest ahead of its 18th annual conference, which takes place on May 8, 2013 from 12:00pm - 6pm at New York City's Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The contest is intended to encourage anyone with an investment idea to showcase that idea in front of the world's leading global investment minds. Contest participants are to submit their best investment idea by 5pm (ET) on May 2, 2013; entries can be any marketable security (long or short) with a market capitalization above $1 billion. The winner will be selected based on the judges' determination of the most compelling investment idea over a one-year horizon.

A distinguished group of judges led by Joel Greenblatt and including Bill Ackman, David Einhorn, Seth Klarman and Michael Price will determine the most compelling investment idea. The winner will present the investment idea in front of approximately 3,000 people at the renowned Sohn Investment Conference.

"The Sohn Investment Conference is renowned for bringing fresh investment insights and strategies to the forefront of the global financial community, providing a stage for the most savvy minds on Wall Street to share their insights," said Daniel Nir, Co-Chair of the Sohn Conference Foundation. "The Investment Contest expands that stage for both veterans and up-and-coming investors, offering a unique opportunity to be recognized by industry leaders."

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About The Sohn Investment Conference
The Sohn Conference Foundation supports cutting-edge research and quality of life initiatives for children with cancer, so they can survive and thrive. The Foundation, focused on the New York City Metropolitan area, takes an investor's approach to selecting innovative and bold initiatives to battle pediatric cancer. It strives to inspire collaboration among the area's premier research institutions, seed the next generation of pediatric cancer scientists, support access to cutting-edge technology, and provide quality of life initiatives to children living with cancer. The Foundation's strategic partners include Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller University, NYU Langone Medical Center, Columbia University Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center.

The Sohn Foundation raises its funds through premier investment conferences and special events. Its renowned annual New York Sohn Investment Conference is the most significant stage for the world's savviest investors to share fresh investment insights. 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 and partnered with Excellence in Investing for Children's Causes for the Sohn San Francisco Conference. To date, the Foundation has raised $50 million. More information on the upcoming 18th Annual Sohn Investment Conference is available at

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