GLG to Sponsor Idea Contest At Sohn Investment Conference


May 02, 2014

GLG to Sponsor Sohn Investment Idea Contest

World’s Largest Membership for Professional Learning Partners with Sohn Conference Foundation to Present Fresh Perspectives in Investing

New York, New York — Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. (GLG), the world’s largest membership network for one-on-one professional learning today announced its sponsorship of the Sohn Investment Idea Contest. The competition will take place in conjunction with the 19th Annual Sohn Investment Conference on May 5, 2014 in New York City, produced in partnership with Bloomberg LINK. The contest seeks to identify the most timely and actionable investment idea to be featured at the conference.

Contest investment ideas must involve a publicly traded security with market capitalization of USD $1 billion or greater. A panel of distinguished judges will select the winner, who will present his or her idea before an audience of 3,000 portfolio managers, asset allocators and private investors at the Sohn Conference. The Sohn Investment Conference convenes leading investors to exchange ideas while raising funds to support innovative pediatric cancer research.

“Our mission is to transform the way the world’s top professionals share expertise and learn, and the Sohn Investment Idea Contest demonstrates the possibilities that arise from seeking fresh perspectives and new ideas,” said GLG President and CEO Alexander Saint-Amand. “We’re proud to partner with the Sohn Conference Foundation on this learning opportunity and in the fight against pediatric cancer.”

Michael Price, Founder of MFP Investments will chair the panel of judges, joined by Bill Ackman, David Einhorn, Joel Greenblatt, and Seth Klarman. “The Sohn Investment Idea Contest gives young investors a chance to stand alongside some of the most sophisticated investors in the world,” said Price. “The judging panel is very excited to see this year’s competition and we expect to have a great selection of entries.”

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About GLG/Gerson Lehrman Group

GLG is transforming the way the world’s top professionals share expertise and learn. GLG curates custom learning experiences among professionals and thought leaders across fields, within a rigorous compliance framework. GLG scales one-to-one learning through conversations, mentorships, small group convening, surveys, and other interactions with its network of more than 375,000 experts. Global, technology-driven, and nimble, GLG is the world’s largest membership for professional learning and expertise. Its 850 employees work in 21 offices in 12 countries. To find out more, visit and follow @GLG.