HFA Symposium Washington, D.C.
Hedge Fund Association
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Monday May 19, 2014

  • 4:15pm-4:45pm Registration
  • 4:45pm-5:15pm Keynote
  • 5:15pm-6:30pm Panel Discussion
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Cocktails

K&L Gates
1601 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006

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For hedge fund managers, decisions made in Washington, D.C. have a direct impact on their ability to do business. In the past several years, the alternative investment industry has adapted to several new regulatory, reporting and recordkeeping requirements - and more changes are expected to be rolled out this year. To gain the latest insights on what to expect, and how to adapt, please join us on Monday May 19 for the HFA Symposium Hedge Funds & the Regulatory Road Ahead.

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Senator Kay R. Hagan
Keynote Speaker: Senator Kay R. Hagan
North Carolina

For more than 14 years, Senator Kay R. Hagan has been a champion for North Carolina families, our military and veterans, quality education and sound fiscal policy. She and her husband, Chip, have lived in Greensboro for more than 30 years, where they raised their three children. After serving ten years in the North Carolina state Senate, Senator Hagan was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008 by North Carolinians seeking an active, effective leader who would bring commonsense North Carolina ideas and values to Congress.

Since taking office in January 2009, Senator Hagan has worked tirelessly for North Carolinians. She serves on four Senate Committees that are integral to the needs of the state: Armed Services; Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs; Small Business & Entrepreneurship; and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP).

Carry J. Meer
Moderator: Cary J. Meer
K&L Gates LLP
Washington, D.C. Office

Ms. Meer is a partner in K&L Gates’ Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Investment Management practice group. She focuses her practice on private investment companies, including hedge and private equity funds, negotiated mergers and acquisitions of investment advisers and broker-dealers, derivatives and related areas.

Ms. Meer structures private funds as limited liability companies, limited partnerships, offshore corporations, common trust funds and business trusts, and prepares disclosure documents and organizational documents for such entities. She also advises investment advisers, private fund managers and investment companies on compliance issues, including under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and whether their commodity interest-related trading or advice would require them to register as commodity pool operators or commodity trading advisors.

Andres Gil
Andrés Gil
K&L Gates

Andrés Gil focuses his practice on financial services policy, with an emphasis on banking, derivatives, and securities regulation pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. He also routinely advises on international financial services policy and tax legislation matters. His clients include Fortune 500 companies and various coalitions of financial and nonfinancial companies.

Mr. Gil helps clients implement responses to key legislative and regulatory developments that impact their businesses. He works closely on issues involving the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Banking Committee, as well as the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Reserve Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and several other government agencies.

Amy Poster
Amy Poster
C&A Consulting

Amy is Director for Risk and Regulatory Advisory Services at New York based C&A Consulting LLC. Her practice focuses on enterprise risk management and risk culture, assessments for risk technology solutions, performance reporting analytics for hedge funds, and governance and implementation of risk management programs.

Amy served a term assignment at the US Department of Treasury, Office of the Special Inspector General- TARP, (SIGTARP) in Washington, DC and was responsible for the development and oversight of US Treasury's Public Private Investment Program (PPIP). She was also the central subject matter expert for financial markets and domestic policy at SIGTARP, leading critical audits on TARP recipients and inter-agency investigations. Prior to SIGTARP, Ms. Poster was Executive Director in Product Control for Credit Products in the Fixed Income and Alternative Capital divisions at Credit Suisse.

Kim Wales
Kim Wales
Founder and CEO,
Wales Capital

Kim Wales is the Founder & CEO of Wales Capital a management consulting firm and CrowdBureau, a crowdfund investment market research and ratings firm. Kim is ranked as 1 of Top 10 Experts in Securities Based Crowdfunding and is recognized as one of the country’s thought leaders on the JOBS Act. Kim was an invited speaker at the SEC Small Business Forum 2013 and White House and is a frequently published author on the JOBS Act and crowdfund investments. She has been quoted in the New York Times, Forbes, Business Week, Bloomberg-TV, BBC-TV, Tabb Research, CNN Money and SmartCEO.

Kim is a founding member and Executive Board Member of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), the industry’s lobbying and advocacy trade organization for the JOBS Act that works alongside the Securities and Exchange Commission and FINRA and an Executive Board Member of CF50, the global think tank for the crowdfunding industry.

Michael J. Levas
Michael J. Levas
Sr. Managing Principal & Director of Trading
Olympian Group of Investment Management Co's

Michael J. Levas has been in the investment management business for over twenty years and is the founder, senior managing principal & director of trading at the Olympian Group of Investment Management Co's. Prior to Olympian, he was a VP and Portfolio Manager in the Private Client Group at Lehman Brothers Inc. Prior to that, he was a VP with SG Cowen, UBS PaineWebber, and Bear Stearns where he managed in excess of $250 million in both institutional and retail portfolios.

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

Richard is at Thompson Hine, LLP’s Corporate Transactions & Securities practice group. He focuses his practice on securities matters. He is also a Director of the Hedge Fund Association, where he serves as the Chairman of the Regulatory and Government Advisory Board. His experience includes the formation of private offerings including hedge fund offering documents and exhibits, and related securities filings; forming and registering broker-dealers with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as well as ongoing compliance advice for broker-dealers.

Speakers may change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances.
The Hedge Fund Association is not responsible for attendee travel costs in the case of an event cancellation.

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