Idea Contest

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 Asset Management

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    Seth Klarman

    The Baupost Group

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    Larry Robbins

    Founder, Portfolio Manager, and Chief Executive Officer
    Glenview Capital Management LLC

    2017 Sponsor

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With Additional Support From

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 David Einhorn and including celebrated investors William Ackman, Joel Greenblatt, Seth Klarman and Larry Robbins – 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 3,000 attendees at the prestigious Sohn Investment Conference.


Entry Fee

Investment Professional: $100.00

Non-Finance Professional, including Students: $25.00




Participants must be 18 years or older as of April 26, 2017.

An entrant may submit more than one investment idea. Each additional investment idea must be submitted on a separate entry and must be accompanied by the payment of a fee for each entry.

The Contest is open to individual legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and elsewhere where not prohibited or restricted by law.

Employees (and their immediate families and members of the same household) of the Sponsor and its affiliates, agents and judges are not eligible to participate in this Contest.

Read full Eligibility Contest Rules here


Grand Prize (1 of the finalists)
Present the Winning Idea at the Conference in a ten minute time slot.

Finalists (4 winners)
2 tickets to attend the Sohn New York Conference. (Retail Value: $5000/ticket)
Access to the GLG network for diligence and presentation preparation. Learn More

Semi-Finalists (8 winners)
2 tickets to attend the Sohn New York Conference. (Retail Value: $5000/ticket)

Congratulations to our 2016 Winners and Finalists




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