Einhorn Plays Athenahealth for Laughs and Decimates Its Shares

Greenlight Capital Co-Founder David Einhorn Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg

David Einhorn has earned the cleanup spot in the batting order at the Ira W. Sohn Investment Research Conference. It was at the 2002 Sohn event—an annual gathering for money managers to present to an audience of lesser money managers ideas about money—that the hedge fund billionaire shot to fame with a takedown of lender Allied Capital. In 2008, Einhorn returned to eviscerate Lehman Brothers, giving a presentation that is legendary in Wall Street circles. And in 2012, when Einhorn wanted to put his stock-demolishing prowess to creative use, he chose the familiar Sohn podium to give Apple advice on what to do with its balance sheet.

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