HFA Symposium Chicago, IL
When & Where
Monday, October 29, 2012
  • 4:00pm-4:30pm Registration
  • 4:30pm-4:50pm Keynote Speaker
  • 4:50pm-6:00pm Panel
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm Cocktails
K&L Gates LLP
Second Floor Conference Room
70 West Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602


HFA Contacts

Hedge Fund Association

Global Executive Director
Lara Block

Global President
Mitch Ackles
Hedge Fund PR

Midwest Chapter Director
Joel M. Schwab
Hedge Fund Research, Inc.


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Upcoming Events
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November 8 - San Diego

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December 12 - New York


Join in the month of October and receive a free copy:

The Art of Vulture Investing

“Earlier this year, the Hedge Fund Association brought attention to some of the thought provoking literature available from Wiley Finance - The Alpha Masters by Maneet Ahuja and The Little Book of Hedge Funds by Anthony Scaramucci. This month, we turn our attention to a book about an investment strategy aptly named for a bird of prey. George Schultze’s The Art of Vulture Investing: Adventures in Distressed Securities Management. During his long career as a vulture investor, Schultze has developed an appetite for failing companies, which can only be satiated by strategically and carefully picking apart the carcasses of companies in distress. His new book discusses both the risks and benefits of this strategy, while also demonstrating its important role in our greater economic system.”

Mitch Ackles
President, Hedge Fund Association
CEO, Hedge Fund PR

HFA Midwest Chapter Symposium
The JOBS Act will make it possible for certain hedge funds to advertise. Will that result in big funds getting even bigger, or will smaller and mid-size funds also benefit from the change in regulations? If you are interested in finding out the answers, and gaining insights on how you can improve your firm’s marketing efforts, then this event should not be missed. Please join us at the offices of K&L Gates in Chicago, IL on October 29th for the HFA Symposium: Capitalizing on the JOBS Act.

This HFA Midwest Chapter Symposium is complimentary for HFA members, hedge fund managers and investors. Non member service providers may attend by paying $25 registration fee in advance.

Space is very limited, please select a link below and RSVP now:

HFA Members, Investors, and Managers

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Jonathan Hoenig

Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Hoenig
Managing Member
Capitalistpig Asset Management LLC

Jonathan Hoenig is the Managing Member of a private investment partnership. A former floor trader at the Chicago Board of Trade, Hoenig's first book, Greed is Good: The Capitalist Pig Guide to Investing was published by HarperCollins. He is a frequent commentator in the financial press, and has written for publications including The Wall Street Journal Europe, Wired, Maxim and Smartmoney.com. Hoenig has been featured in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, Institutional Investor and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Jonathan was named one of The Chicago Sun-Times "Thirty Under Thirty" and Crain's "Forty Under Forty." He is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and a contributor to Fox News.

Ron S. Geffner

Ron S. Geffner
Partner, Sadis and Goldberg LLP
Vice President, Hedge Fund Association

Overseeing the Financial Services Group, Ron S. Geffner regularly structures, organizes and counsels private investment vehicles, investment advisory organizations, broker-dealers, commodity pool operators and other investment fiduciaries. His broad background with federal and state securities laws and the rules and regulations of the SEC, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Commodities Futures Trading Commission and various other regulatory bodies enables him to provide strategic guidance to a diverse clientele. He provides legal services to hundreds of hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds organized in the U.S. and offshore. Mr. Geffner began his legal career with the SEC, where he investigated and prosecuted violations of the federal securities laws.

George J. Schultze

George J. Schultze
Managing Member and Founder
Schultze Asset Management, LLC

George J. Schultze is a well-known authority on distressed securities investing, who has been active in this field since 1994. In 1998, he founded Schultze Asset Management, LLC to offer clients around the world an opportunity to co-invest with him through a variety of vehicles including partnerships, funds and managed accounts. Throughout his career, Mr. Schultze successfully invested billions of dollars across hundreds of companies experiencing some form of distress. He is a frequent speaker at investment conferences and has been interviewed by journalists from Bloomberg, FOX, CNBC, TheStreet.com, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Bankruptcy Review, among many others.

Joel Schwab

Joel M. Schwab, CFA
Managing Director
Hedge Fund Research, Inc.

Mr. Schwab has devoted over a decade of his career to improving the quality and diversity of information and research on the hedge fund industry. He currently heads up new business development efforts for HFR Hedge Fund Database & Research Products. He also practiced law in the Corporate Department of the law firm Katten Muchin Zavis in Chicago. He holds a J.D./MBA from the University of Michigan. Mr. Schwab also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Bruce Mumford

Bruce Mumford
Partner and Director of Marketing/Inv Relations
2100 Xenon Group

Bruce Mumford is Partner and the Director of Marketing/Investor Relations for 2100 Xenon Group, a Chicago based Commodity Trading Advisor. He has thirty years of investment management and investment banking experience. Mr. Mumford was the President and CEO of ABN AMRO, Inc., the U.S. broker dealer of ABN AMRO Bank N.V., and also served as an Executive Vice President of ABN AMRO Clearing and Execution Services. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his B.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Donald S. Weiss

Moderator: Donald S. Weiss
K&L Gates

Donald S. Weiss focuses on the investment management industry and alternative investments serving investment firms, hedge fund managers, commodity pool operators, private equity advisers and institutional investors. He concentrates his practice on the business, corporate and regulatory needs of the investment management community and represents a variety of professional participants in the financial markets including investment advisers, commodity trading advisors, broker dealers, introducing brokers, futures commission merchants and proprietary trading firms.

The Hedge Fund Association is not responsible for attendee travel costs in the case of an event cancellation.

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