5 Days Left to Land Your Dream Hedge Fund Job

Imagine having the chance to present your idea for a hedge fund to 17 of the top hedge fund managers in the country.

That’s the opportunity at this year’s Ira Sohn Investment Research Conference. For the first time, a panel of judges led by Michael Price and including hedge fund all-stars such as David Einhorn, Joel Greenblatt, Bill Ackman and Seth Klarman will pick through entries to find the most compelling investment idea for the next 12-month time horizon. The winning entrant will then get to present his or her idea at the Conference, according to a release by PRWeb.

Given that the Conference brings together the most successful Wall Street investors, portfolio managers and asset allocators, it’s a priceless opportunity to showcase your investment expertise and possibly land a hedge fund job.

The Ira Sohn Conference Foundation is dedicated to the treatment and cure of
pediatric cancer and related childhood diseases. The Foundation makes grants to support cutting edge medical research and to support programs that ensure children living with illness are given the highest quality of life and care, according to its website. Many top hedge fund managers, who do not usually share their views in any other public forum, volunteer their time to benefit the Foundation through this Conference.

Even if you’re not entering the Investment Contest, the Conference could be a valuable event for your hedge fund job networking. In the past, thousands of attendees have listened to presentations from leading industry speakers such as Sam Zell, Carl Icahn and T. Boone Pickens. The Conference enables portfolio managers, asset allocators, and private investors to learn about the strategies and specific investment ideas of top investment managers.

Entries to the investment contest must be submitted by Friday, May 20, 2011, at 5 p.m. You can apply online via the Conference’s automated program.

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