At 80% sold-out, the inaugural Sohn Canada investment conference, a partnership with Toronto-based Capitalize for Kids, is set to surpass its initial fundraising goal of $1 million as additional high-profile investment managers and investors commit to the event.

IRA Sohn Investment Conference

IRA Sohn Conference schedule

The conference, to be held October 23rd and 24th at the elegant Arcadian Court in Toronto’s financial district, will bring together some of the world’s top investment professionals to share their best long and short ideas in support of SickKids Foundation, which funds pediatric research and initiatives for world-renowned Hospital for Sick Children.

“We  are humbled to see such an outpouring of support from the both the Canadian and international investment communities for a cause we believe in tremendously,” note Capitalize for Kids co-founders Kyle MacDonald and Jeff Gallant. “Proceeds from this event will not only help speed advances in child health research and development, but also expand the Capitalize for Kids vision of creating a community of investment professionals doing well by doing good.”

IRA Sohn Conference line-up

Among the top talent set to share some of their best actionable investment ideas and philosophies include The Children’s Investment Fund (TCI), Real Estate Partners Limited’s Martin Frass-­?Ehrfeld, Suvretta Capital’s Aaron Cowen, Maverick Capital’s Lee Ainslie III, Avenue Capital Group’s Marc Lasry and Serengeti Asset Management’s Jody LaNasa III.

In addition to attracting some of the world’s top investment managers and investors, the two-day conference has also partnered with top investment research firms including BCA Research, Boyar Research, Horizon Research Group, Institutional Research Group (IRG), Outstanding Investor Digest (OID), PCS Research Services, Seeking Alpha Pro, SumZero, Veritas Investment Research and Voyant Advisors.

“Beyond the generosity of our partners providing their research to our attendees at no cost, their insights will assist in upping the dialogue in a unique way that will provide even more in terms of investment concepts,” note MacDonald and Gallant. “We are grateful for their involvement.”

Ira Sohn Conference backgroud

The Sohn Conference Foundation was created in honor of Ira Sohn, a talented Wall Street professional whose life was cut short when he passed away from cancer at the age of 29. In  1995, Ira’s colleagues, friends and family created the Ira Sohn Research Conference, which evolved into The Sohn Conference Foundation – a leading funder in pediatric cancer research and care. The Sohn Investment Conference has to date raised more than US$50 million through conferences held in New York, San Francisco, London, Hong Kong and now Canada.

Capitalize for Kids was created to mobilize private capital for public good by putting on initiatives at the intersection of finance and child health. Through events and partnerships, the organization’s goal is to become a permanent and growing source of capital for the Hospital for Sick Children, one of the largest  and most respected pediatric health-science centers in the world.

Additional details on the conference including registration information, ticket packages and sponsorship opportunities can be found at www.capitalizeforkids.com or at www.sohnconference.org.