Posted on 19 May, 2016
Asia’s leading investors join Karen Leung Foundation in the fight against cancer at the annual Sohn Conference Hong Kong
May 9, 2016 (Hong Kong) -- Prominent investors from across Asia and from the United States will convene at the third Sohn Conference Hong Kong presented by the Karen Leung Foundation on June 1, 2016 at the Asia Society in Admiralty. The conference will bring together sell and buy-side investment professionals, asset allocators and private investors across Asia to support the fight against gynaecological and pediatric cancers by promoting research, prevention, education, and optimal treatment.
The 2015 Sohn Conference Hong Kong raised over HKD 2.8 million which contributed towards a school-based HPV vaccination program in Hong Kong. Working in partnership with expert researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, local schools, and industry, the program vaccinated over 1,200 girls to date, and we have seen uptake rate of over 80%.
The speaker lineup for the 2016 Sohn Conference Hong Kong:
- Aaron Stern, Fir Tree Partners
- Allan Zeman, Lan Kwai Fong Group
- Amit Rajpal, Marshall Wace
- Benjamin Fuchs, BFAM Partners
- Eashwar Krishnan, Tybourne Capital Management
- Eduardo Marques, Valiant Capital
- Jamie Weinstein, KKR
- Lee Fitzgerald, Ichigo Asset Management
- Masahiko Yamaguchi, York Capital Management
- Seth Fischer, Oasis
- Yuet Wei Wan, Wei Capital Management
For more information about the Sohn Conference Hong Kong presented by the Karen Leung Foundation, please visit: http://karenleungfoundation.org/2016-conference/
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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 successful trader on Wall Street who lost his battle with cancer at age 29. The Foundation has expanded its reach to include the Sohn London Conference, Sohn San Francisco Conference, Sohn Canada Conference, Sohn Hong Kong Conference, and Sohn Tel Aviv Conference. To date, the Foundation has raised more than $65 million. More information on the Sohn Investment Conference is available at www.sohnconference.org
About the Karen Leung Foundation:
The Karen Leung Foundation (“KLF”) is a non-profit charitable organization in Hong Kong (Registered Charity No. 91/13069) 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.
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 collaborates with the local and international medical community, as well as other NGO’s committed to improving women’s health.