The Hedge Fund Association, HFA, is an International not for profit industry trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization devoted to advancing transparency, development and trust in alternative investments.
Membership in HFA includes hedge fund firms, global financial institutions with hedge fund offerings including private banks, asset management firms and broker dealers, investors including funds of hedge funds, family offices, public and private pension funds, endowments and foundations, high net worth individuals, allocators, and service providers including prime brokers, administrators, custodians, auditors, lawyers, risk managers, technologists and third party marketers.
Founded in 1996, by Dion Friedland, when hedge fund assets were just approaching the $250 billion mark, The Hedge Fund Association, HFA, is a not for profit International group of senior professionals with a mission to provide a forum for thought leaders, innovators, practitioners and investors who are shaping the future of hedge funds.
With the maturity and institutionalization of the global hedge fund industry, HFA advocates for the industry by giving voice to the issues through the education of investors, the media, regulators and legislators. To view press releases and resources for the media, click here.
Hedge Fund Association members gain preferred access to frequent educational, networking and social events led by HFA's regional chapters. To view the calendar and register for an upcoming event, click here.
To expand the resources for members and the public, HFA is pleased to offer up to date hedge fund articles and white papers provided by HFA members. To access recent submissions and the archive, click here.
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HFA Directors 2014-2015
Representing Hedge Fund Allocators:
David Friedland, Magnum U.S. Investments
Evan H. Katz, Crawford Ventures
April Rudin, The Rudin Group
Michael Scanlon, AiCE Group - Silver Leaf Partners
Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners, LLC
Representing Hedge Fund Managers:
Tony Acquadro, BTS Asset Management
Joseph DeMatteo Sr., JDM Capital Corp.
Frederick Pye, Landry Investment Management
George Schultze, Schultze Asset Management LLC
John Taylor, White Oak Global Advisors
Representing Hedge Fund Service Providers:
Mitch Ackles, Hedge Fund PR
Joshua Blumenthal, Rothstein Kass
Ron S. Geffner, Sadis Goldberg
Richard S. Heller, Thompson Hine
Sal (Kislay) Shah, McGladrey LLP
"Thought Leader Council Chair"
Joshua Blumenthal, Rothstein Kass
Northeast Chapter Director
Sal Shah, McGladrey LLP
Boston Chapter Director
Robert Sawyer, Foley Hoag LLP
Southeast Chapter Director
Thalius Hecksher, Apex Fund Services
Midwest Chapter Director
Joel M. Schwab, HFR, Inc
Denver Chapter Director
Robert M. Yurglich, Spicer Jeffries
Texas Chapter Director
Mark Feanny, America's ER
Latin American Chapter Co-Directors
Juan Garrido, BBVA
Les Baquiran, Alpine Capital Advisors
Brazilian Chapter Co-Directors
Marcia Rothschild, Citibank Latin America
Otavio Vieira, Fides Asset Management
Chilean Chapter Director
Juan Luis Rivera, Moneda Asset Management
Colombian Chapter Director
Daniel Osorio, Andean Capital Management
Argentinian and Uruguay Chapter Co-Directors
Martin Litwak, Litwak and Partners, International Lawyers
Michelle Furnari, LatAm Alternatives
Peruvian Chapter Director
Carlos Rojas, Andino Capital Management
Panama Chapter Director
Jose Abbo, FX Valores
Founding Director of Latin American Chapter
Victor Hugo Rodriguez, LatAm Alternatives
Cayman Island Chapter Director
Peter M.O. Young, Advanced Fund Administration
Southern EU Chapter Director
José Castellano, Pioneer Investments
Nicaraguan, Guatemalan & Caribbean Chapter Director
Alfredo Sanchez-Montenegro, Bloomberg L.P.
China Chapter Director
Adam J. Steinberg, New Alliance Consulting International
Shanghai Chapter Director
Yiming Di, Schmittzehe and Partners
Australia Chapter Director
Advisory Board Chairs
Regulatory & Government Advisory Board
Richard S. Heller, Thompson
Business Development Advisory Board
Gabrielle Guttman, Connext Consulting Inc
Academic Advisory Board
Keith Novick, MJK Consulting Inc.