Idea Contest

Sohn Investment Idea Contest

The Sohn Investment Idea Contest seeks to identify the most timely and actionable investment idea to be featured at the Sohn Investment Conference. A distinguished group of judges – chaired by investor Joel Greenblatt and including celebrated investors Bill Ackman, David Einhorn, Seth Klarman, and Michael Price – will select the winning investment idea based on the judges’ determination of the most compelling idea with a 12-month horizon.

The winner presents the idea in a ten-minute presentation in front of approximately 3,000 people at the prestigious Sohn Investment Conference.

2015 Contest Judges

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    Willliam A. Ackman

    Pershing Square Capital Management

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    David Einhorn

    Greenlight Capital

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    Joel Greenblatt

    Gotham Capital

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    Seth Klarman

    The Baupost Group

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    Michael Price

    MFP Investments

Congratulations to our 2015 Winners and Finalists


  • Arthur Baer
    Cavendish Fund Management, LLC
    Idea: PINC
  • Robert Buesing
    Columbia Business School
  • Sean Murphy
    Game Creek Capital
    Idea: TV
  • Lily Miao
    The Wharton School
    Idea: CSU
  • Venkata Amarthaluru
    University of Pennsylvania
    Idea: GRA


  • Juliusz Sas
    GSSR Co, Inc.
  • Rob Li
    Columbia Business School
  • Justin Hess
    Kellogg School of Management
  • Michael Herman
    Columbia Business School
  • Scott Trenary
    Columbia Business School

2015 Sponsor

  • GLG