Hedge Funds Philanthropy

Ira Sohn Conference to feature Ackman, Chanos, Schiff


The 14th Annual Ira Sohn Research Conference, which raises money to fund pediatric cancer treatment and maintenance organizations, will feature speakers Bill Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management and James Chanos of Kynikos Associates alongside several other influential hedge fund managers and, in something of a unique move, market prognosticator Peter Schiff.

Last year, the conference was notable as the venue at which David Einhorn explained his reasons for shorting Lehman Brothers, a thesis that rippled throughout the financial world and contributed to a widespread reevaluation of the now-defunct investment bank’s viability. Einhorn will be returning to Ira