Hedge Fund Symposium South Florida
When & Where

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • 4:30pm-5:00pm Registration
  • 5:00pm-6:15pm Panel Discussion
  • 6:15pm-7:15pm Cocktails


19999 West Country Club Drive
Aventura, FL 33180
Veranda Room



Ambros Group

HFA Contacts

Hedge Fund Association

Global Executive Director
Lara Block

Global President
Mitch Ackles
Hedge Fund PR

Southeast Chapter Director
Andrew Schneider
Global Hedge Fund Advisors



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HFA Southeast Chapter Symposium

Please join us on Wednesday January 16, 2013 in Aventura Florida for insights from an accomplished panel and learn which strategies are outperforming their peers; where fund managers expect returns to be generated in 2013 and beyond, and how the JOBS Act may affect hedge fund advertising. Attendees will enjoy an informative discussion followed by cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and networking.

This HFA Southeast Chapter Symposium, Hedge Funds in the New Year, is complimentary for all HFA members. Investors and managers who are not HFA members can register for $25/per person.

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

HFA Members

Non-Member Investors and Managers

Non-Member Service Providers


Luis D. Laboy
Luis D. Laboy, CFA
Senior Managing Director
Everest Capital

Luis D. Laboy, CFA, Senior Managing Director, is responsible for global thematic research. He has 17 years of experience in global emerging markets investment management and research, including 9 as head of Latin America research at Everest Capital. Prior to joining Everest Capital in 2002, Mr. Laboy was a global emerging markets portfolio manager and equity analyst with Dresdner RCM Global Investors. He also worked as an analyst with Dresdner Bank Mexico in Mexico City. Mr. Laboy earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of New Hampshire and is a CFA charter holder. He speaks fluent Spanish and conversational Portuguese

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.

David Friedland
David Friedland
President, Magnum U.S. Investments
Chairman, Hedge Fund Association

David R. Friedland is President of The Hedge Fund Association and President of Magnum U.S. Investments, Inc. Magnum, founded in 1994, manages funds of hedge funds and sponsors and markets single manager hedge funds. David is one of the principals of the general partner of the two domestic funds offered by Magnum, namely Magnum Growth Fund LP and Masters Research Partners LP. David received a BBA in Finance cum laude from the University of Miami in 1993 and received his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from University of Miami in 1996. David joined Magnum in 1996.

Marcelo P. Lima
Marcelo P. Lima
Managing Member
Heller House

Marcelo P. Lima is the managing member of Heller House, a value-oriented investment management company focused on event-driven, undervalued securities globally. Prior to founding Heller House, Mr. Lima worked in the acquisition and financing of commercial and residential real estate, and was an analyst at New York based hedge fund T2 Partners. Mr. Lima graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.

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

Mitch Ackles is the CEO of Hedge Fund PR and the president and spokesman of the Hedge Fund Association, an international non-profit organization that promotes the understanding and development of the hedge fund industry. With over 20 years of experience, Mitch has executed campaigns for hedge funds, political and economic leaders, service providers, luminaries, conference organizers, charitable organizations and local, national and global hedge fund groups.

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

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