The prestigious Ira Sohn Conference is set to take place on October 31st at the Marriott Hotel in London. As the conference is being held in the UK, some of the top European managers are scheduled to speak at the event. ValueWalk will give live coverage to the conference like we did for the Ira Sohn event held in New York this May.

Ira Sohn Conference notes

Since the Ira Sohn Research Conference Foundation is meant to support charities and raise awareness regarding pediatric cancer, proceeds from the Ira Sohn London conference will be donated to Delete Blood Cancer and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, so it is for a great cause as well. Registration for the conference is open and a 25 percent discount is available for those who register before October 1st. More information can be found here.

Ira Sohn speakers

Read below to discover some speakers that we will be particularly keeping an eye out for.

Rob Citrone, the renowned Tiger cub and founder of Discovery Capital, is an emerging markets guru. His hedge fund manages close to $12 billion and follows a focused global macro strategy. Citrone rarely appears in public and has always kept a low-profile, so that is all the more reason to listen to what he has to say. The flagship fund was hit by the market volatility in May-June, but overall returns are up 15 percent in the Discovery Global Opportunity Fund for the year until August. Citrone’s smaller allocation, the Discovery Global Macro Fund, was up 17 percent in the same period. The hedge fund is long Japanese equities and USD, but is bearish on China, Brazil and India. Earlier this month, WSJ’s Juliet Chung did a great profile on brilliant investor.

John Armitage, co-founder and CIO of Egerton Capital, a $3.5 billion hedge fund, will be speaking at the conference. Armitage’s Egerton Capital European Dollar Fund is one of the best performing hedge funds of the year, with a +17.75 percent return. The fund has gained 3 percent this month through September 13. Egerton European Equity Fund has done equally well with a +19 percent return in the same period (Source:HSBC Hedge Weekly).

Nikolai Tangen, founder and CEO of AKO Capital, is also among the speakers at Ira Sohn London. AKO Capital follows a equity long/short strategy and also has a $4 billion long-only fund. The investment firm manages $9 billion in assets. Nicolai Tangen has been nominated multiple times for awards by Eurohedge in 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2012. Tangen was voted Best Individual European Small Cap Fund Manager in a Reuters survey in 1999 and 2001 while he was working at Egerton Capital.

 Other speakers include:

  • Tony Chedraoui, Tyrus Capital Management
  • Professor David Cunningham, The Royal Marsden Hospital
  • Mala Gaonkar, Lone Pine Capital
  • Peter Harf, Delete Blood Cancer UK
  • Chris Hohn, The Children’s Investment Fund
  • Eashwar Krishnan, Tybourne Capital 
  • Bruno Rocha, Dynamo Capital
  • Masroor Siddiqui, Naya Management
  • Julian Sinclair, Talisman Global Asset Management

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