Renowned Asia Investors to Unveil Top Market Picks at 6th Annual Sohn Conference Hong Kong



  • Conference proceeds to support the Karen Leung Foundation in its fight against gynecological and pediatric cancers

  • New investment leaders to present ideas at Inaugural Next Wave Hong Kong Sohn


May 23, 2018 (Hong Kong) -- The Annual Sohn Hong Kong Investment Conference, presented by the Karen Leung Foundation, today announces the full speaker lineup for its next event in the city, which will be held on May 30, 2018 at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, Admiralty, Hong Kong.

The original investment idea conference, which now spans across eleven (11) cities and five continents and has inspired more than US$85 million of charitable giving from the financial community, brings together sell and buy side investment professionals, asset managers and private investors from across the world. This year, the speaker line-up features highly successful and experienced managers who will present exclusive short and long investment ideas and market views.

“The Sohn Conference Hong Kong brings together some of the best and brightest financial minds from across the region to share highly anticipated investment ideas and market insights. As well as becoming Asia’s premier investment forum, it has also played a paramount role in aiding the Karen Leung Foundation in its efforts to save lives by reducing the impact of gynecological and pediatric cancers,” said Doug Hirsch, Co-Chair of the Sohn Conference Foundation.  

The speaker line-up for the 2018 Sohn Hong Kong Investment Conference includes:     

  • Avinash Abraham, Torq Capital Management

  • Benjamin Fuchs, BFAM Partners

  • Ben Melkman, Light Sky Macro

  • Carl Huttenlocher, Myriad Asset Management

  • Clara Chan, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

  • Eashwar Krishnan, Tybourne Capital Management

  • Hermes Li, Aspex Management

  • Kok Hoi Wong, APS Asset Management

  • Rajesh Sachdeva, Flowering Tree Investment Management

  • Seth H. Fischer, Oasis Management

  • Soren Aandahl, Blue Orca Capital

  • Wesley Wong, Oxbow Capital Management

In addition to the flagship program, this year’s conference will also feature rising stars from Asia’s hedge fund industry, who will present their investment ideas in the same format as the main Sohn Hong Kong event, but on a separate stage at Asia Society earlier in the day.

Next Wave Hong Kong Speakers include:

  • Aalap Mahadevia, Briarwood Chase Management

  • Chen Chen, Toona Tree Capital

  • Danny Yung, TX Capital

  • Jeff Zielinski, APTA Investments

  • Mohammed Ali-Reda, Darkhorse Capital Fund

  • Rashmi Kwatra, Sixteenth Street Capital

  • Rawen Huang, Petrel Capital

Since its inception, the Sohn Hong Kong Conference has raised in excess of HK$9.5 million. Proceeds have financed free screening programs for low-income women in Hong Kong and driven public awareness programs and a school-based HPV vaccination program for young girls. By the end of 2018 approximately 3500 girls in Hong Kong will have benefitted from this program. This year’s proceeds will be partially channelled into a new initiative addressing the need for co-funded vaccination programs for the Hong Kong middle class, complementing KLF’s ongoing broader vaccination efforts across the social-economic spectrum in Hong Kong. KLF is also planning to continue enhancing and growing some of its flagship preventative programs through the 2018 proceeds.

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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 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, Sohn Canada, Sohn Geneva, Sohn Hong Kong, Sohn India, Sohn London, Sohn San Francisco, and Sohn Tel Aviv. To date, the Foundation has raised more than $85 million globally. More information on the Sohn Investment Conference is available at


About the Karen Leung Foundation:

The Karen Leung Foundation (KLF) is working to save lives in Hong Kong by raising awareness of gynaecological cancer, educating women to increase rates of early detection and ensuring that women in treatment have access to optimal medical care. Founded in 2013, we are the first and only organisation in Hong Kong solely devoted to women's gynaecological cancers. To date, the Karen Leung Foundation has raised more than HK$14 Million to fight gynaecological cancer and help Hong Kong girls and women. The Karen Leung Foundation honours the memory of Karen Leung, a hedge fund trader, who died at age 35 following a diagnosis of metastatic cervical cancer.