Announcing the 12th Annual Ira Sohn Investment Research Conference

Announcing the 12th Annual Ira Sohn Investment Research Conference

Proceeds to Support Pediatric Cancer Treatment

NEW YORK — The Ira Sohn Research Conference Foundation is hosting its 12th Annual Investment Research Conference on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The event, which draws over 1,000 attendees, brings together a group of successful and nationally recognized investors who will share their insights and predictions with the financial community. Many of the speakers presenting manage large proprietary investment portfolios that have outperformed the market for many years. Since its inception, the conference has grown into an event known on Wall Street as a “must attend” for portfolio managers, asset allocators, and private investors.

This year’s program promises to be dynamic–speakers include: William Ackman, founder and President of Pershing Square Capital Management; Peter Briger, Jr., Co-President of Fortress Investment Group; Jim Chanos, founder and Managing Partner of Kynikos Associates; David Einhorn, President of Greenlight Capital, Inc.; Mason Hawkins, Chairman and CEO of Southeastern Asset Management Inc.; Steve Mandel, founder of Lone Pine Capital; Larry Robbins, founder, Portfolio Manager, and CEO of Glenview Capital Management; Joseph Rosenberg, Chief Investment Strategist of Loews Corporation; Wilbur Ross, Jr., Chairman and CEO of WL Ross & Co., and Dinakar Singh, founder of TPG-Axon Capital. Tickets for the conference are still available and can be purchased at www.irasohnconference.com.

About The Ira Sohn Research Conference Foundation

The Ira Sohn Research Conference was founded in 1995 after the untimely passing of Ira Sohn, a successful trader on Wall Street. After a valiant battle with cancer, Ira passed away at the age of 29. His passion inspired his colleagues to launch the annual Ira Sohn Research Conference to raise funds for the care and treatment of children with pediatric cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. The organizations served include the Tomorrows Children’s Fund at Hackensack University Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center, and ArtWorks. The Foundation will also be sponsoring a pediatric cancer research prize to support and promote ground breaking medical and scientific work in the field of oncology.

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