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Sohn Conference Hong Kong and Asia's Leading Investors Raise more than HK$3.2 million for Karen Leung Foundation and Sohn Conference Foundation

2017-06-20 10:00
-- Investors including Carson Block of Muddy Waters, Rajesh Sachdeve of Flowering Tree Investment Management, Daniel David of F.G. Alpha Management and Ethan Devine of Indus Capital presented their best long and short ideas
-- The HK$3.2 million raised will aim at supporting the fight against gynecological and pediatric cancers
-- "Mother and Daughter Project" campaign was launched with the aim to support Karen Leung Foundation's school-based vaccination program in Hong Kong for regional youth and parents

HONG KONG, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of Asia's most prominent investors convened at the 5th Annual Sohn Hong Kong Investment Conference, presented by the Karen Leung Foundation on June 7, 2017.

The conference welcomed over 350 guests including sell and buy side investment professionals, asset allocators and private investors across Asia. The speakers covered a variety of long and short investment ideas including stock tips from the consumer, technology and social media industries. Highlights include:

- Ethan Devine of Indus Capital and Seth Fischer of Oasis Management presented investment ideas in the Japanese technology sector and Arjun Menon of Highbridge Capital pitched a Korean stock pick.

- Eashwar Krishnan of Tybourne Capital discussed reasons why he believes Rolls-Royce is an attractive investment opportunity

- Carson Block of Muddy Waters Capital and Daniel David of F.G. Alpha Management presented short ideas for Hong Kong's equity markets

- The conference also saw Martin Wheatley, former CEO of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong opening the event, where he offered his perspective on the role of short sellers in financial markets

The conference was hugely successful with over HK$3.2 million raised. All proceeds will go to support both the Sohn Conference Foundation and Karen Leung Foundation's missions.

In addition, the Karen Leung Foundation launched its "Mother and Daughter Project" campaign, aimed at continuing its school-based vaccination program in Hong Kong by adding free screening for mothers. The program looks to expand its mission to address unmet needs of the Hong Kong community by providing education on cervical cancer prevention and free HPV vaccines for girls from middle to low income families at local schools.

With the money raised, the Karen Leung Foundation aims to work with all schools on the waitlist and add up to 20 more schools over the course of the next 18 months.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Katharina Reimer

Karen Leung Foundation

+852 2847 7765

About The Sohn Conference Foundation:

The Sohn Conference Foundation is dedicated to the treatment and cure of pediatric cancer and other childhood diseases. The Foundation supports cutting edge medical research, state-of-the-art research equipment, and innovative programs to ensure that children with cancer survive and thrive. The Foundation raises its funds through premier investment conferences and special events, including its renowned annual New York Sohn Investment Conference.

Founded in 1995, the Conference honors the memory of Ira Sohn, a Wall Street Professional who lost his battle with cancer at age 29. The Foundation has expanded its reach to include the Sohn Australia Conference, Sohn Canada Conference, Sohn Hong Kong Conference, Sohn India Conference, Sohn London Conference, Sohn San Francisco Conference, and Sohn Tel Aviv Conference. To date, the Foundation has raised more than $80 million. More information on the Sohn Investment Conference is available at

About the Karen Leung Foundation:

Karen Leung Foundation's mission is to save lives by reducing the impact of gynecological cancer. The Karen Leung Foundation works to raise awareness about gynecological cancers, educate the local community to promote prevention and early detection, and ensure that women in treatment have access to optimal medical care. To achieve our objectives, the Karen Leung Foundation collaborates with the local and international medical community, as well as other NGO's committed to improving women's health.

KLF was created by Karen's loved ones to honor her life and fulfil her hopes for a better future for women, free from gynecological cancer. Karen was 34 years old, newly engaged to be married, and had a promising career as an equity and derivative trader at Oasis Hong Kong, when she was diagnosed with metastatic cervical cancer in November 2011 after experiencing symptoms of back pain and fatigue. The diagnosis was shocking and she fought courageously for nearly a year before passing away in October 2012, at 35 years old. In the days before she died, Karen expressed her wish to raise awareness among Hong Kong women and girls about gynecological cancer to ensure that others have the information and resources to prevent cancer and access to the best medical care, if needed.

Source: Karen Leung Foundation

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