In just three short years, the Robin Hood Investors Conference has quickly become one of the premier investment conferences in the world. The 2016 iteration of the conference, sponsored by J.P. Morgan, is scheduled to be held on November 28 and 29 at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, 60 Furman Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn. Tickets for the 2-day event begin at $7,500.
The Conference will be kicked off in grand style with a best idea presentation from David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital at 1:10 PM on Monday, November 28, shortly after registration and the networking lunch that kick off the day’s events at 12:00 PM. Einhorn pitched CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNX) at last year’s Conference, which remains one of his top picks as of September 30, and which returned a sensational 150% over the past year.
Some of the other notable events scheduled for the first day of the Conference include Ray Dalio (Bridgewater Associates) and John Griffin (Blue Ridge Capital) engaging in a fireside chat at 2:00 PM, David Siegel (Two Sigma Advisors) and Daniel P. Huttenlocher of Cornell discussing Artificial Intelligence at 2:30 PM, and a Lightning Round at 4:00 PM that will involve Einhorn, Aaron Cowen (Suvretta Capital), Jason Karp (Tourbillon Capital), and Miguel Fidalgo of Triarii Capital Management.
Day 2 of the Conference will include Best Ideas from Anthony Bozza (Lakewood Capital), Whitney Tilson (Kase Capital), and Mark B. Spiegel of Stanphyl Capital. Mr. Tilson pitched both a long and a short at last year’s Conference, recommending Spirit Airlines Incorporated (NASDAQ:SAVE), which has gained 48% over the past year, while pitching Wayfair Inc (NYSE:W) as a short idea. After a volatile 52 weeks, shares of Wayfair are 6.33% lower than they were a year ago. Some of the other scheduled Day 2 speakers are David Tepper (Appaloosa Management), Boaz Weinstein (Saba Capital), and Lee Ainslie (Maverick Capital).
The fourth annual Robin Hood Investors Conference will again be used to help raise money to combat poverty in New York City. Despite being one of the richest cities in the world, New York is home to 1.8 million people living below the poverty line, including 1.4 million that rely on daily emergency food to keep themselves fed. The Conference has thus far raised $15 million to fund poverty-fighting initiatives in New York, while Robin Hood as a whole put $126 million to work against poverty in 2013 alone, funding over 200 organizations on the front lines of the battles against homelessness, hunger, and unemployment.