Hedge Fund Group Forms Academic Advisory Board

Aug 28 2013 | 8:53am ET

The Hedge Fund Association, an industry lobby group,  has formed an academic advisory board to educate students and others about the hedge fund industry.

The board will hold HFA symposiums on campuses nationwide featuring well-known hedge fund managers and investors as guest speakers, along with hosting online webinars to teach the next generation of professionals not only about the industry, but also finance and ethics.

The board will be chaired by Keith Novick, a senior consultant at MJK Consulting and a 26-year Wall Street veteran.

Board members include Ezra Zask, Scott Fullman, James Jalil and Jim Liew. Zask president of SFC Associates, has taught courses on hedge funds and investments at Yale, Princeton, Carnegie Mellon and Fordham Universities. Fullman is an executive director, derivatives strategy at Oppenheimer & Co., and an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University. Jalil is a partner in the law firm of Thompson Hine and a member of the firm’s corporate transactions and securities practice group. Jalil is also an adjunct professor of law at Fordham University Law School in New York where he teaches securities regulation. Liew is an assistant professor in finance at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.


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