Hedge Fund Association Announces New Board

Mar 3 2010 | 5:45am ET

The Hedge Fund Association, an international not-for-profit organization representing the hedge fund community, has announced its new board of directors for 2010/2011.

The organization has named industry veteran David Friedland as its new president. Friedland is supported by Ron Geffner, who serves as vice-president, and Lara Block, who is executive director.

“The Hedge Fund Association is committed to defending the image of hedge funds, and adding to opportunities for industry growth,” said Friedland. “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.”

The HFA also plans to continue 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. 

Hedge Fund Association Leadership

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

Serving the entire hedge fund industry, the Hedge Fund Association is focused on business and professional development, Capitol Hill lobbying to advocate for managers and investors, and public relations aimed at dispelling common misperception and educating the media, investors, lawmakers and the public at large.

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Hedge Fund Association

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