Asia’s leading investors join Karen Leung Foundation in the fight against cancer at annual Sohn Conference Hong Kong


Posted on 04 May, 2017


Asia’s leading investors join Karen Leung Foundation in the fight against cancer at annual Sohn Conference Hong Kong

  • Experts to unveil investment ideas at 5th annual Sohn Conference Hong Kong
  • Conference will raise funds to fight against gynaecological and pediatric cancers

May 4, 2017 (Hong Kong) -- The annual Sohn Hong Kong investment conference, presented by the Karen Leung Foundation, will take place on June 7, 2017 at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, Admiralty, Hong Kong.

The conference brings together sell and buy-side investment professionals, asset managers and private investors from across Asia and globally. This year, the speaker line-up features highly successful and experienced managers who will be presenting their exclusive investment ideas and market views. The proceeds from the conference will support the fight against gynaecological and pediatric cancers by promoting research, prevention, education and optimal treatment.

“The Sohn Conference Hong Kong is widely regarded as one of the most anticipated investment events in the world, largely due to the outstanding reputation of our speakers,” said Doug Hirsch, Co-Chair of the Sohn Conference Foundation. “Last year, the number of attendees at the Sohn Conference Hong Kong surpassed 350 – the most successful year so far. We look forward to continuing our commitment to support the Karen Leung Foundation in saving lives by reducing the impact of gynaecological and pediatric cancers.”
Since its inception, the Sohn Conference Hong Kong has raised close to HK$9 million. Last year’s proceeds funded Project Teal, a free screening program for low-income women in Hong Kong. It also financed public awareness programs and a school-based HPV vaccination program for young girls. This year’s proceeds will be channelled into a new program targeting mother & daughter needs.

The speaker line-up for the 2017 Sohn Conference Hong Kong includes:

  • Arjun Menon, Highbridge Capital
  • Brandon Lin, SPQ Asia Capital
  • Daniel David, GeoInvesting
  • Dr. Mithu Storoni, University of Cambridge
  • Eashwar Krishnan, Tybourne Capital Management
  • Ethan Devine, Indus Capital
  • Michel Lowy, SC Lowy
  • Rajesh Schadeva, Flowering Tree Investment Management
  • Shashin Shah, Think Investments
  • Seth Fischer, Oasis Management
  • Yuet Wei Wan, Wei Capital Management

For more information about the Sohn Conference Hong Kong presented by the Karen Leung Foundation, please visit:

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Karen Leung Foundation
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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 honours 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 $75 million. More information on the Sohn Investment Conference is available at

About the Karen Leung Foundation:

The Karen Leung Foundation’s mission is to save lives by reducing the impact of gynaecological cancer. The Karen Leung Foundation works to raise awareness about gynaecological 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 (KLF) collaborates with the local and international medical community, as well as other NGOs committed to improving women’s health.

The KLF was created by Karen’s loved ones to honour her life and fulfil her hopes for a better future for women, free from gynaecological cancer. Karen was 34 years old, newly engaged to be married, and had a promising career as an equity and derivatives 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 gynaecological cancer to ensure that others have the information and resources to prevent cancer and access to the best medical care, if needed.