Mayor London Breed Among Speakers to Address Financial Community at 9th Annual Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference, a Gathering of Innovative Thinkers and Investors

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 General News
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The Annual Event has Donated $1.4 Million to Bay Area Organizations That Support Underserved Youth and Pediatric Cancer Research and Treatment

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Sohn Conference Foundation is pleased to announce that Mayor London

N. Breed will address the 9th Annual Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference alongside leading investors. Sohn San Francisco gathers the most successful investors to present their best investment ideas in order to raise funds to support non-profit organizations.

The Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference, in partnership with CNBC and presented by Excellence in Investing for Children's Causes Foundation, will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on October 29, 2018.

"Sohn San Francisco offers a unique perspective on high-tech innovation for leading investors in the hedge fund industry," said Evan Sohn, Vice President and Co-founder of The Sohn Conference Foundation. "The growing success of the Sohn Investment Conferences has enabled the Foundation to benefit children's causes and scientific research all around the world."

"The local financial community is proud to come together to improve educational opportunities for under-served youth here in the Bay Area. We're looking forward to hearing from our new Mayor about her vision for San Francisco." said Pete Lardner, Board Chair of the Excellence in Investing in Children's Causes Foundation. "Since inception, our community has raised more than $1.4 million dollars to support education and pediatric cancer care. We are also grateful to all of our supporters this year, especially our lead sponsors Highland Capital Management, L.P., Marcato Capital Management, LP and Praesidium Investment Management Company, LLC. We are deeply thankful for their contributions and participation this year."

Current speakers include:

  •     Mayor London N. Breed, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco
  •     Alex Gleser, Portfolio Manager, TPG Public Equity Partners
  •     Glen Kacher, President and Chief Investment Officer, Light Street Capital
  •     Mick McGuire, Founder and Managing Partner, Marcato Capital Management
  •     Dan Morehead, Chief Executive Officer, Pantera Capital/Chairman, Bitstamp
  •     Kevin Oram, Co-Founder and Co-Portfolio Manager, Praesidium Investment Management Company, LLC
  •     Jeff Osher, CFA, Portfolio Manager, No Street Capital
  •     Andrew Parmentier, Partner, Chief Strategy Officer, and Head of Thematic Investing, Highland Capital Management, L.P.
  •     Shashin Shah, Founder and Portfolio Manager, Think Investments
  •     Jeff Shen, PhD, Managing Director, Co-CIO of Active Equity and Co-Head of Systematic Active Equity, BlackRock
  •     Gil Simon, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner, SoMa Equity Partners

In addition to the main conference program, Next Wave Sohn San Francisco features the most promising emerging leaders in the global financial industry, who present their best investment ideas in the distinguished format of The Sohn Investment Conference.

Next Wave speakers include:

  •     Vineer Bhansali, PhD, Founder and CIO, Long Tail Alpha
  •     Marcelo Desio, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Lucha Capital Management L.P.
  •     Daniel Kozlowski, Founder and CIO, Plaisance Capital, LLC
  •     Franklin Parlamis, Chief Investment Officer, Aequim Alternative Investments

CNBC's Leslie Picker will be onsite conducting live interviews and providing exclusive television coverage for CNBC's Business Day programming.

In 2017 the Conference raised $300,000 to benefit Alive & Free, Generation Citizen Meritus College Fund and the Sohn Conference Investment Foundation..

The 2018 Beneficiaries include Community Education Partnerships (, Life Learning Academy ( and New Door Ventures (

For more information on Sohn– including the current agenda and confirmed speaker faculty to date – please visit Also, follow Sohn Twitter at @SohnConf– hashtag #SohnSF2018 – for meeting updates, news and highlights.

ABOUT THE EXCELLENCE IN INVESTING FOR CHILDREN'S CAUSES FOUNDATION The 9th annual Sohn San Francisco is presented by the Excellence in Investing for Children's Causes Foundation. The conference is the premiere Bay Area investor even bringing together portfolio managers, private investors and asset allocators of all levels to learn from the insights and expertise of highly successful investors.

Conference proceeds support Bay Area organizations focused on improving educational opportunities and life outcomes for underserved youth. A portion of the proceeds also benefit our partner, the Sohn Conference Foundation in their dedicated efforts towards the treatment and cure of pediatric cancer and related childhood diseases.

For more details and conference updates, please visit Excellence in Investing for Children's Causes

ABOUT THE SOHN CONFERENCE FOUNDATION 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.

The Conference honors the memory of Ira Sohn, a Wall Street Professional who lost his battle with cancer at age 29. His friends and family founded the New York Sohn Investment Conference in 1995. Since then, investment leaders from across the globe have been inspired to launch partner Sohn Conferences to bring the financial community together for charitable causes. Sohn Conferences include, Sohn Australia, Sohn Brazil, Sohn Canada, Sohn Geneva, Sohn Hong Kong, Sohn India, Sohn London, Sohn Monaco, Sohn San Francisco, and Sohn Tel Aviv. To date, the Foundation has raised more than $85 million. More information on the Sohn Investment Conference is available at

ABOUT CNBC With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and CNBC World, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to more than 409 million homes worldwide, including more than 91 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 15 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.

CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms including:; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides live access to CNBC programming, exclusive video content and global market data and analysis; a suite of CNBC mobile products including the CNBC Apps for iOS, Android and Windows devices; and additional products such as the CNBC App for the Apple Watch and Apple TV.

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