All-Star Investor Panel To Judge Ira Sohn Investment Idea Contest

May 5 2011 | 12:27pm ET

Got an investment idea that just can’t lose? Enter it in the first annual Ira Sohn Investment Idea Contest.

But be warned: it will be reviewed by a panel of judges who’ve had a few successful investment ideas of their own, including Michael Price, Bill Ackman, David Einhorn, Joel Greenblatt and Seth Klarman.

Contest participants are asked to submit their best investment idea; selections 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 with a one-year horizon.

The winner will present the investment idea before an audience of approximately 2,000 people during the 16th annual Ira Sohn Investment Conference. The conference was founded in 1995 in memory of Ira Sohn, a successful Wall Street trader who died of cancer at the age of 29.

The conference gives portfolio managers, asset allocators and private investors an opportunity to learn about the strategies and specific investment ideas of the world’s best investors. Funds raised from the conference support the treatment and cure of pediatric cancer and other childhood diseases. To date, the event has raised more than $20 million. 

This year’s conference will be held May 25, 2011 at New York City’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Further information can be found here.


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