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The Sohn Conference expands to Sydney

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Opalesque Industry Update - The Sohn Conference Foundation has made a partnership with the founders of the Hearts & Minds Investment Leaders Conference to create the Sohn Australia – Hearts & Minds Investment Leaders Conference. This premier event will bring together some of the best and brightest investors from Australia and around the world on November 11, 2016, at the Sydney Opera House.

“The Sohn Conference Foundation is excited to be in Australia as a leader in the global financial marketplace,” said Evan Sohn, Co-Founder of the Sohn Conference Foundation. “It’s a unique opportunity to bring together the investment community in Australia, along with the broader global investment community, to share their best investment ideas while raising critical funds for medical research.”

Sohn Australia – Hearts and Minds Investment Leaders Conference is inspired by the annual Sohn Investment Conference in New York City, which is recognized globally as the original and premier investment event. Since its inception in 1995, the Foundation has raised more than $70 million globally to treat and cure pediatric cancer by expanding the worldwide presence of its conferences to Canada, Hong Kong, India, London, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, and now Australia.

Renowned activist investor Dr. Gary Weiss – a regular attendee of the Sohn New York Investment Conference – helped to rally the investment community in Australia to the cause. Dr. Weiss pitched the concept as a fundraising idea to the board of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, of which he is a member, and the Institute has embraced the idea and brought to fruition the Conference under the “Hearts & Minds Investment Leaders” banner.

“We've long been inspired by the outstanding example set by the Sohn Investment Conference," said Dr. Gary Weiss. "With Sohn Australia – Hearts and Minds Investment Leaders Conference, we are excited to bring a financial conference of the same calibre to the Australian stage while making tremendous contributions towards medical research in Australia. The Sohn Conference Foundation is known globally as a leader in harnessing the power of the financial community to raise money for worthy causes, and we are thrilled to be part of Sohn’s network of world-renowned conferences to showcase our leading Australian based fund managers."

Proceeds from this year's Sohn Australia will be dedicated to medical research and care within the prestigious Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute as well as the Black Dog Institute, MS Research Australia and JDRF Australia.

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