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Elite Investors and Prominent Thinkers from Wall Street to Silicon Valley to Convene at Sohn SF Investment Conference

San Francisco, California September 7, 2016 -­‐ The Sohn Conference Foundation is proud to announce the speaker lineup for the 7th Annual Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference, presented by Excellence in Investing for Children's Causes Foundation, to be held on October 5th at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. At the Conference, speakers reveal their best investment ideas and raise money for charity. The Conference, in partnership with CNBC, benefits Bay Area organizations improving educational opportunities for underserved youth and pediatric cancer research and treatment.

"As home to many hedge funds, private equity firms and prominent tech start-­‐up companies, Sohn San Francisco provides an invaluable opportunity to hear compelling investment ideas from some of the world's top financial investors," said Douglas Hirsch, Co-­‐Chair of the Sohn Conference Foundation. "The remarkable expansion of the Conference has allowed the Foundation to fund the most innovative initiatives to benefit children's causes around the world."

"We're extremely pleased with the success of the Conference on the West Coast and the standout quality of the speakers that our forum attracts," said Patrick Wolff, Principal and Co-­‐ Founder of the Excellence in Investing for Children's Causes Foundation. "Since inception, the Excellence in Investing for Children's Causes Foundation has raised over $1 million dollars to support low income areas in education and pediatric cancer care. We look forward to making an impact again this year."

Current speakers include:

  • Carson Block, Chief Investment Officer, Muddy Waters Capital LLC
  • Arjun Divecha, Chairman, Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC
  • Joseph Lawler, Founder, Portfolio Manager, JFL Capital Management, LLC
  • Chris Lord, Co-­‐Founder and Portfolio Manager of Criterion Capital Management, LLC
  • Mick McGuire, Founder & Managing Partner, Marcato Capital Management
  • G. Mason Morfit, President, ValueAct Capital
  • Jeff Osher, Portfolio Manager, Harvest Small Cap Partners
  • Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Social Capital LP
  • Peter Palmedo, President, Sun Valley Gold, LLC
  • Alvin Roth, Professor of Economics, Nobel Laureate, Stanford University
  • Mihir Worah, Chief Investment Officer Real Return & Asset Allocation, Pimco

In addition to the main conference program, George Fox, President and Co­‐Founder of Titan Advisors, will again moderate the Sohn San Francisco Next Wave panel for emerging funds. Next Wave Sohn is the premier platform for the brightest rising stars in the global financial community to share their best investment picks, paralleling the distinctive format of the Sohn Investment Conference. Next Wave Sohn is sponsored by Titan Advisors and conference attendees are welcome to RSVP at no additional cost.

Next Wave speakers include:

  • Joel Drescher,Founder, Drescher Capital, L.P.
  • Scott Kaufman, Partner and Founding Member, Hillair Capital Management, LLC
  • John Melsom, Chief Investment Officer and Founder, Omni Event Fund
  • John W. Rende, Founder and Portfolio Manager, Copernicus Capital Management, LLC

For more information on Sohn– including the current agenda and confirmed speaker faculty to date –please visit Also, follow Sohn Twitter at @SohnConf–hashtag #SohnSF2016 – for meeting updates,news and highlights.

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About The Sohn Conference Foundation:

The Sohn Conference Foundation is dedicated to the treatment and cure of pediatric cancer and other childhood diseases. 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 Wall Street professional who lost his battle with cancer at age 29. The Foundation has expanded its reach to include the Sohn Canada Conference, Sohn Hong Kong Conference, Sohn India, Sohn London Conference, Sohn San Francisco Conference and Sohn Tel Aviv Conference. To date, the Foundation has raised more than $70 million. More information on the Sohn Conference Foundation can be found here:

About Excellence in Investing for Children's Causes Foundation:

The Excellence in Investing for Children's Causes Foundation produces the Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference and has raised over $1 million dollars to support Bay Area organizations focused on improving educational opportunities and life outcomes for underserved youth.