What warnings will come from Ira Sohn this year?
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
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