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Hedge Fund Association elects 2010/2011 Board of Directors and appoints regional directors and committee chair

Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Opalesque Industry Updates - The Hedge Fund Association, HFA, is pleased to announce the results of its member election for the 2010/2011 Board of Directors, President and Vice President, and the appointment of Regional Directors and Advisory Board Chairs. Serving the entire hedge fund industry, HFA is focused on business and professional development, Capitol Hill lobbying to advocate for managers and investors, and public relations aimed at dispelling common misperceptions and educating the media, investors, lawmakers and the public at large.

2010/2011 Directors

President
David Friedland

Vice-President
Ron S. Geffner

Executive Director
Lara Block

Thought Leader Council Chair
Howard Altman, Rothstein Kass

Representing Managers
Robert Banker, Highwood Capital
Brad Cole, Cole Partners
Andrew Schneider, HedgeCo
Michael Wright, Kelvingrove Partners

Representing Investors
Mitch Ackles, Hedge Fund PR
David Friedland, Magnum US Investments
John R Halasz, JR Halasz Capital Advisors
Salomon Konig, Alba Family Office
Michael Scanlon, AiCE

Representing Service Providers
Howard Altman, Rothstein Kass
Stuart Ian Brogan, Morningstar
Ron S. Geffner, Sadis & Goldberg
Richard S. Heller, Thompson Hine
John Peterson, Butterfield Fulcrum

Northeast Chapter Co-Directors
Robert Banker, Highwood Capital
Alexander Kouperman, InfoHedge Technologies

Southeast Chapter Director
Andrew Schneider, HedgeCo

Midwest Chapter Director
Jim Gabriele, Butterfield Fulcrum

Denver Chapter Director
Robert M. Yurglich, Spicer Jeffries

West Coast Chapter Co-Directors
Danielle Jansen, Alaris Trading Partners
Chris Smith, Ivy Street Capital Management

Advisory Board Chairs

Regulatory & Government Advisory Board
Richard S. Heller, Thompson Hine

Sovereign Wealth Advisory Board
Manish Thakur, HF Strategy

Media Advisory Board
Deirdre Brennan, FINalternatives

"Hedge Fund Association is committed to defending the image of hedge funds, and adding to opportunities for industry growth," said David Friedland, HFA President. "In the months ahead, our new directors, regional leaders and valued members can look forward to HFA events in more cities, new advisory committees devoted to building and protecting your hedge fund business, and a renewed focus on accelerating opportunity for all industry participants."

HFA continues its Capitol Hill "Speak Up" campaign, which seeks to ensure that regulation of the hedge fund industry meets government concerns without imposing excessive measures that make it costly for emerging funds to operate, and could impede growth and job creation. HFA Directors David Friedland, Ron S. Geffner, Richard Heller, Howard Altman and Mitch Ackles lead these efforts for HFA. HFA is also working with The Managed Funds Association (MFA) on lobbying where both groups missions align.

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