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Industry Leaders to Reveal Fresh Market Ideas at the 3rd Annual Sohn Tel Aviv Conference


Globally-renowned conference raises millions for the treatment and cure of pediatric cancer and childhood diseases

The Sohn Conference Foundation is proud to announce the speaker lineup for the 3rd Annual Sohn Tel Aviv Investment Conference, in partnership with CNBC, to be held on October 3rd 2017 at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Convention Center. At the Conference, speakers reveal their best investment ideas and raise money for charity. The Conference benefits the Israel Rett Syndrome Foundation and other charities that fund medical research for improved treatments and cures for childhood diseases, including the Sohn Conference Foundation.

"The remarkable expansion of the Sohn Conference Foundation to emerging global hedge fund centers has allowed the Foundation to fund the most innovative initiatives to benefit pediatric cancer and other children's diseases around the world," said Evan Sohn, Co-Founder of the Sohn Conference Foundation.

"We are grateful for the overwhelming support and success of last year's sold out conference, said Eddie Shapiro, Co-Chairman of Sohn Tel Aviv. Sponsors of the 3rd Annual Sohn Tel Aviv Conference include Jefferies, Citi, Bank Leumi, Azrieli Group, GAM and WisdomTree.

"Hosting the prestigious Sohn Investment Conference again in Israel, at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, reinforces that Tel Aviv has grown to become one of the most important financial capitals in the world," noted Daniel Schwartz, Co-Chairman of Sohn Tel Aviv and Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner, York Capital Management LLC.

The speaker lineup for the 3rd Annual Sohn Tel Aviv Investment Conference:

  • Gillon Beck, Senior Partner at FIMI Opportunity Funds
  • Michael Biggs, Macro Strategist and Investment Manager, GAM
  • Debra Fine, Founder and President of Fine Capital Partners, LP
  • Seth Fischer, Founder and CIO of Oasis Management Co. Ltd.
  • Sander Gerber, Founder, CEO & CIO of Hudson Bay Capital Management, LP
  • Guy Gottfried, Founder & Managing Partner of Rational Investment Group, LP
  • Andrew Herenstein, Co-Portfolio Manager & Co-Founder of Monarch Alternative Capital, LP
  • Eugene Kandel, Chief Executive Officer, Start-Up Nation Central
  • Matt King, Managing Director at Citigroup Global Markets
  • Richard Mashaal, Founder, Co-CIO and CEO of Senvest Management, LLC
  • Stuart Roden, Chairman of Lansdowne Partners Limited
  • Daniel Schwartz, CIO & Managing Partner of York Capital Management, LLC
  • Matthew Sidman, Managing Partner & CIO of Three Bays Capital, LP
  • Andrew Tsai, Co- Founder & CIO of Chalkstream Capital Group


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 the 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 Conference, Sohn London Conference, Sohn Monaco Conference, Sohn San Francisco Conference, Sohn Tel Aviv Conference, and Sohn Zurich Conference. To date, the Foundation has raised $80 million. More information on the Sohn Investment Conference is available at


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