Sohn Conference Expands To Hong Kong

Feb 18 2014 | 9:26am ET

New York's Ira Sohn Investment Research Conference has been the venue at which many prominent hedge fund managers, including David Einhorn and John Paulson, have unveiled their latest investment ideas. Now, the meeting of the minds is moving across the globe.

The Sohn Conference Foundation plans to begin an annual event in Hong Kong this year. The move follows Sohn's expansion to London two years ago.

As in New York and London, the Hong Kong event will serve as a benefit for cancer charities, in this case the Karen Leung Foundation.

"A few years ago, we started to see more managers flying in from Asia to attend our conference in New York, and then we noticed even more flying into London," Evan Sohn told the Financial Times. "So we started to think about where to expand in Asia."

Evan Sohn is the brother of conference namesake Ira Sohn, a Wall Street trader who died of cancer 20 years ago, aged 29. Like the Sohn foundation itself, the Leung foundation was set up in memory of a young trader who died of cervical cancer two years ago.

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