The Ira Sohn Foundation Comes To London

The Ira Sohn Foundation

The US based Sohn Foundation, announced that it is holding its inaugural overseas investment conference in London on 19th November, 2012.

The Sohn London Investment Conference will bring together top professionals from the investment world to share their views on current market conditions and future opportunities and trends, with the aim of raising funds for paediatric cancer care and research. Speakers at this year’s event are:

  • John Armitage, Egerton Capital
  • Carson Block, Muddy Waters Research
  • Jim Chanos, Kynikos Associates
  • Hugh Hendry, Eclectica Asset Management
  • Chris Hohn, The Children's Investment Fund
  • Nicola Horlick, Rockpool Investments LLP
  • Jan Hummel, Paradigm Capital
  • Nick Moakes, The Wellcome Trust
  • Russell Napier, CLSA Asia Pacific Markets
  • Bruno Rocha, Dynamo Capital
  • Davide Serra, Algebris
  • Nicolai Tangen, AKO Capital
  • Nicolas Walewski, Alken Asset Management

The Sohn Foundation was started over 17 years ago in the US after Ira Sohn, an extremely talented and well-liked Wall Street professional, tragically passed away from cancer at the age of 29. Since then, the Foundation has raised $25 million for paediatric cancer care and research. For its first event, The Sohn Foundation London is partnering with Great Ormond Street Hospital, a world leading paediatric cancer centre.

Evan Sohn, the Sohn Foundation's Founder, said: 'Bringing our conference series to London is a very exciting development for the Sohn Foundation, as we seek to make a meaningful contribution to the global fight against paediatric cancer. We believe that investment professionals in London will be exceptionally receptive to the concept of bringing together some of the most well-known and respected names in the industry, in support of paediatric cancer care and research'.

If individuals are interested in attending they can find more details at -

Event Details


November 19th, 2012

13:00 – 18:00 (Registration opens at 12:00)


London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 6JP


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