NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 23, 2015) - The Sohn Conference Foundation today announced the launch of its Investment Idea Contest ahead of the 20th Annual Sohn Investment Conference, in partnership with Bloomberg. The winner will present his or her idea to more than 3,000 leading investors at the Conference on May 4, 2015 at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The contest is open to any individual with an investment idea for a marketable security (long or short) with a market capitalization above $1 billion. The call for entries closes at 5 p.m. on April 28, 2015. A distinguished panel of the world's most celebrated investing minds, led by Joel Greenblatt and including William Ackman, David Einhorn, Seth Klarman, and Michael Price will select the winner based on the judges' determination of the most compelling investment thesis with a one-year horizon.

"The Sohn Investment Conference is known for showcasing the brightest investors of our time, and bringing unparalleled market insights to the global investing community," said Lance Laifer, one of the founders of the Sohn Conference Foundation. "The Sohn Investment Idea Contest ushers up-and-coming talent onto the global financial stage in an exciting complement to our lineup of venerable speakers."

Last year's winner was Michael Guichon, an MBA candidate at the Columbia Business School who pitched Italian automaker Fiat, making the case that the stock was significantly undervalued. Finalists included Shaun Currie, formerly of Manalapan Oracle Capital Management, Scott Reardon of Dakota Capital, and Julius Sasz of GSSR Co., Inc.

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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, Sohn San Francisco Conference, Sohn Canada Conference, and Sohn Hong Kong Conference. To date, the Foundation has raised more than $50 million. More information on the upcoming 20th Annual Sohn Investment Conference is available at

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