2018 Sohn Hong Kong Investment Conference

The Karen Leung Foundation is proud to present our 6th Annual Sohn Hong Kong Investment Conference. The conference brings together Asia’s leading investors to support the fight against gynaecological and pediatric cancers by promoting research, education, prevention and optimal treatment.

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May 30, 2018
13:30 to 20:00
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About the event

The Sohn Conference Hong Kong, in partnership with the globally recognized Sohn Conference Foundation, is a must-attend event in Asia providing a forum for successful professional investors to present a market view or investment idea, allowing attendees such as sell and buy-side investment professionals, asset allocators, and private investors to gain valuable insights from leaders in the field. 

The half-day conference will have a great line-up of investment speakers, all experienced and successful investors who each will present a single investment idea or a market view to the Hong Kong audience.

All proceeds from the conference will go to support both the Sohn Conference Foundation’s and Karen Leung Foundation’s missions.

Address

Asia Society - 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Programme

1:00 pm

Registration

1:30 pm

Conference

6:30 pm

Cocktails

The Speakers

Avinash Abraham

Chief Investment Officer, Torq Capital Management (HK) Limited

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Eashwar Krishnan

Managing Partner, Tybourne Capital Management

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Hermes Li

Executive Managing Director, Oz Management

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Kok Hoi Wong

Founder and Chief Investment Officer, APS Asset Management Pte Ltd

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Seth H. Fischer

Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Oasis Management

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Wesley Wong

Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Oxbow Capital Management

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Benjamin Fuchs

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, BFAM Partners

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Rajesh Sachdeva

Founding Partner, Flowering Tree Investment Management

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Soren Aandahl

Director of Research, Glaucus Research Group

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Ben Melkman

Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Light Sky Macro LP

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Avinash Abraham

Chief Investment Officer, Torq Capital Management (HK) Limited

Avinash Abraham is Founder & Chief Investment Officer of Torq Capital Management and a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Abraham was previously Managing Director & Head of Asia at Balyasny Asset Management (“BAM”) where he was responsible for managing BAM's overall Asia business, leading the relationship with sell-side counterparties, recruiting talent for Asia, participating in the Asia books’ capital allocation process, and marketing with BAM's marketing team. In addition to his role as office head and Responsible Officer, he ran the Asia Industrials & Energy portfolio. Avinash joined BAM from Citadel, where he was a Partner, Portfolio Manager & Sector Head. Prior to Citadel, Avinash worked at Och-Ziff Capital Management and in Merrill Lynch's investment banking division. Avinash graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2000 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons).

Eashwar Krishnan

Managing Partner, Tybourne Capital Management

Eashwar Viswanathan Krishnan is the Managing Partner of Tybourne Capital Management, an equity investment management firm founded in 2012. Tybourne is a concentrated research-intensive fundamental investor in equity markets globally with an Asian thematic bias. The firm is headquartered in Hong Kong with an office in San Francisco. Prior to founding Tybourne, Eashwar spent twelve years as a Managing Director and Senior Analyst at Lone Pine Capital, a U.S. based investment management firm. In early 2007, Eashwar moved to Hong Kong to set up and manage Lone Pine Capital’s operations in Asia. Prior to Lone Pine Capital, he spent two years as an Analyst in the Principal Investment Area at Goldman Sachs. Eashwar earned degrees in Physics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. Eashwar and his wife Tzo Tze Ang are active supporters of cancer-related research at the Francis Crick Institute in London and at the Cambridge Cancer Centre. They also serve on the Campaign Board of Cambridge University to help raise awareness and funds for these causes.

Hermes Li

Executive Managing Director, Oz Management

Hermes Li is Head of Asia Equities for Oz Management based in Hong Kong. He is also an Executive Managing Director and a member of the Portfolio Committee. In this role, Mr. Li oversees the Asia equities portfolio with a focus on long/short investments across the region, with China, Japan, Korea, Australia and India being the primary markets. Prior to joining Oz Management in 2011, Mr. Li worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Hong Kong as an Executive Director in the FICC division managing a capital structure trading portfolio covering equities, convertible and high-yield investments. Mr. Li holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Kok Hoi Wong

Founder and Chief Investment Officer, APS Asset Management Pte Ltd

Mr. Wong Kok Hoi is the founder and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of APS Asset Management Pte Ltd (APS). Set up in 1995, APS currently manages USD3.1 billion* in assets. APS’s clients include sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, foundations, endowments, financial institutions and family offices. Mr. Wong has over 35 years of investing experience in Asia Pacific equity markets. Mr. Wong was a Senior Investment Officer, Asia Pacific Equities Department, at GIC from 1981 to 1985. He was Chief Investment Officer of Cititrust and Banking Corporation, Japan from 1986-1990. He was consultant to the Monetary Authority of Singapore from 2000 to 2001. He helped the National University of Singapore set up Singapore’s first endowment fund and served on its first Endowment Investment Committee. A Japan Mombusho scholar, he obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Hitotsubashi University. He has also attended Harvard University’s Investment Appraisal and Management Program. He is a CFA charter holder.

Seth H. Fischer

Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Oasis Management

Seth Fischer is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Oasis Management, an Asia-focused multi-strategy investment group with a successful 15-year track record investing in all global markets across all capital structures. Prior to founding Oasis in 2002, Mr Fischer spent seven years at Highbridge Capital Management, where he managed the firm’s Asian investment portfolio. Mr Fischer served in the Israel Defense Forces after graduating from Yeshiva University, New York in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He is a Board Member of the Karen Leung Foundation, a Board Member of Carmel School in Hong Kong, and Vice Chairman of the Ohel Leah Synagogue Management Committee in Hong Kong.

Wesley Wong

Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Oxbow Capital Management

Wesley Wong is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Oxbow Capital Management, an Asia-focused, fundamental equity long short firm launched in 2015. Prior to founding Oxbow, Wesley spent nine years at TPG-Axon Capital, where he led the firm’s Hong Kong office and investment process across Asian markets. Prior to joining TPG-Axon, Wesley started his career in private equity and corporate finance positions at Arsenal Capital Partners, The Blackstone Group and Credit Suisse in New York. Wesley graduated with a BS in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001.

Benjamin Fuchs

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, BFAM Partners

Benjamin Fuchs founded HK based BFAM Partners in 2012. He has been on the ground successfully investing in Asian markets since 1992 and has deep experience transacting across the corporate capital structure. From 2009-2012 he ran Nomura Principal Investments Asia and from 1995-2008 worked at Lehman Brothers Japan where he built the Global Opportunities Group, a 65 person team. Benjamin started at Barings Securities, Osaka in 1992. Benjamin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley with a BA in Economics & Near Eastern Studies in 1991. He has 4 amazing children and is an avid skier and Stand Up Paddler.

Rajesh Sachdeva

Founding Partner, Flowering Tree Investment Management

Rajesh Sachdeva founded FTIM ( Flowering Tree Investment Management Pte. Ltd.) in 2008, an Asian Equities focussed investment firm based in Singapore and manages the firm’s investment portfolio. From 2005 to 2008 he was a co-founder and partner at Sansar Capital, an Asian equity markets hedge fund adviser based in New York which at its peak managed in excess of $3 bn. For the first 11 years of his career, he focused on Asian investments both on the buy-side (as an investment analyst with Kingdon Capital and Alliance Capital) and on the sell-side, including as a director, Asian equity sales, for Citigroup Global Markets in New York. Rajesh received a post graduate degree in management from XLRI Institute of Management in 1993 (where he was a recipient of the Ram Awatar Chacha Gold Medal, awarded to the best student in Finance) and a BTech in mechanical engineering from IIT Delhi in 1991. Rajesh pursues a keen interest in Hindustani classical music and Bridge in his spare time. He is also an avid Jazz and Theater buff.

Soren Aandahl

Director of Research, Glaucus Research Group

Soren Aandahl is the director of research of Glaucus Research Group and the Chief Investment Officer of Glaucus Investments. Founded in 2011, Glaucus Research is a California based premier short activist investor with a proven track record of successful investments in the U.S. and Asia. Glaucus was ranked the #1 activist short seller in the world in 2016, measured by performance and overall market impact. Glaucus is most well-known for its short activism on fraudulent companies. Since 2011, Glaucus has shared 28 short investment reports alerting investors to publicly available evidence indicating that a company has materially misrepresented its financial performance or misappropriated money raised from investors. In multiple instances, management has been charged with securities fraud and the subject companies have been delisted. Glaucus’ most notable activist short campaign in 2017 was Australia’s Quintis, which collapsed into administration after Glaucus alerted the market that Quintis had vastly overstated the value of its biological assets and concealed the termination of key customer contracts. Mr. Aandahl is regularly featured in the Financial Times, New York Times, South China Morning Post, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal on various topics including corporate governance, financial fraud and short selling. Prior to Glaucus, Mr. Aandahl was a securities and M&A attorney with a focus on private equity at the global law firm of Kirkland & Ellis in New York. Mr. Aandahl clerked for the Honorable Judge Algenon L. Marbley of the Southern District Court of Ohio, and in law school interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California where he worked with lawyers on the Enron task force. Mr. Aandahl has a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA from the University of Chicago, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Ben Melkman

Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Light Sky Macro LP

Ben Melkman is the Founder, CEO and CIO of Light Sky Macro LP, a thematic and concentrated discretionary global macro investment company. Previously, Mr Melkman was a Senior Portfolio Manager of the Brevan Howard Master Fund. He also launched and was the CIO of the Brevan Howard Argentina Opportunity Fund. He began his career at Deutsche Bank, later joining Morgan Stanley where he launched and led the Macro Cross Asset team. Mr Melkman graduated from the London School of Economics with a First Class Hons BSc. Mr Melkman serves on the Board of Trustees for the United World College.

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