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Ira Sohn to feature Tepper, Ackman, Einhorn

May 12, 2010   Lawrence Delevingne


The 15th Annual Ira Sohn Investment Research Conference on May 26 is set to feature David Tepper, Bill Ackman, David Einhorn, Seth Klarman, James Dinan, Steve Eisman, Sam Zell and others.

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The 15th Annual Ira Sohn Investment Research Conference is scheduled for May 26 in Manhattan and a prominent list of hedge fund managers will do their best to maintain the conference's reputation for generating "prescient market predictions," as the organizers call them.

Those include David Einhorn's 2008 presentation condemning Lehman Brothers; Stanley Druckenmiller's 2005 explanation of the imminent U.S. housing crisis; and Sam Zell's 2000 prediction of the bursting of the Internet bubble.

The speaker lineup for the 2010 event is:

Bill Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management
Daniel Arbess, Perella Weinberg Partners
James Dinan, York Capital Management
David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital, Inc.
Steve Eisman, FrontPoint Financial Services Fund
Niall Ferguson, author, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
Jeremy Grantham, GMO
Jonathon Jacobson, Highfields Capital Management
Seth Klarman, The Baupost Group
Steve Rattner, former Counselor, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
Larry Robbins, Glenview Capital Management
David Tepper, Appaloosa Management
Sam Zell, Equity International

"We're confident that this year's speakers will again offer money-making stock ideas and insightful takes on the market," said Douglas Hirsch, co-chairman of the Ira Sohn Investment Research Conference and managing partner of Seneca Capital.

All proceeds from the event go to care for children with pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Since its inception in 1995, the conference has raised close to $20 million, of which $4 million was raised just last year.

Last year's coverage:
Ira Sohn raises funds and stirs debate


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