HFA Academic Advisory Symposium
Hedge Fund Association
When & Where

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

  • 7:30pm-8:00pm Registration & Refreshments
  • 8:00pm-8:30pm Keynote
  • 8:30pm-9:30pm Panel Discussion

Seton Hall University
McNulty Hall, First Floor Auditorium
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079


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Seton Hall University

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Keith Novick
MJK Consulting Inc.

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Interested in learning more about the hedge fund industry? This dynamic, wide ranging industry offers a variety of job opportunities for those interested in research and analysis, portfolio management, marketing, administration, compliance or law. If you would like to learn how you can get involved in this exciting industry, join us on November 20th at Seton Hall to attend the HFA Inaugural Student Symposium How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul.

The night will begin with a presentation by renowned hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci, who will discuss his book Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul That will be followed by a panel of hedge Fund experts offering their insights on how to succeed in the hedge fund industry.

This event will be open to Seton Hall students, HFA members and select members of the media. A free copy of the book Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul will be given to each attendee.

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Anthony Scaramucci
Keynote: Anthony Scaramucci
Founder and Co-Managing Partner,
SkyBridge Capital

Anthony Scaramucci is founder and co-managing partner of SkyBridge Capital, a global alternative investment firm with approximately $8.6 billion in assets under management and advisory as of August 31, 2013. Founded in 2005, SkyBridge serves a wide range of market participants through its investment portfolio comprised of multi-strategy fund of hedge fund products, customized separate account portfolios and hedge fund advisory services. The firm also produces a large, annual investment conference in the U.S. and Asia known as the SkyBridge Alternatives (“SALT”) Conference.

A frequent commentator and speaker, Mr. Scaramucci is the author of The Little Book of Hedge Funds: What You Need to Know About Hedge Funds but the Managers Won’t Tell You (Wiley: May 2012) and Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul (Wiley: May 2010). He is a regular contributor to CNBC.

Prior to founding SkyBridge, Mr. Scaramucci co-founded Oscar Capital Management, an investment partnership and managed accounts business which was sold to Neuberger Berman, LLC in 2001. Upon Neuberger Berman’s sale to Lehman Brothers in 2003, he served as a managing director in its Investment Management Division. From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Scaramucci was at Goldman Sachs & Co., where in 1993 he became a vice president in Private Wealth Management.

Mr. Scaramucci earned a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a board member of Warrior Gateway and The Brain Tumor Foundation, sits on the Board of Advisors for the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University and is a member of the NYC Financial Services Advisory Committee. Mr. Scaramucci is the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 New York Award in the Financial Services category

Evan H. Katz
Evan H. Katz
Managing Director,
Crawford Ventures, Inc.
Member, HFA Northeast Region Advisory Board

Evan Katz is Managing Director of Crawford Ventures, Inc., an alternative asset investment firm that forms, grows, holds interests in, and raises very substantial investor capital for, compelling hedge funds and private equity funds.

An honors graduate of The Wharton School of Business and Harvard Law School, Evan has worked on Wall Street for more than a decade, and is highly regarded as an expert on alternative asset best practices and fundraising. He has raised very substantial investor capital and commitments for compelling hedge funds, private equity funds, and early stage technology and medical life sciences companies. Evan’s vast and longstanding relationships in the global investor community include high-level relationships with more than 1,000 institutional and family office investors worldwide, which collectively have more than $5 trillion of assets, allocate many billions of dollars to hedge funds, and include very many prominent world-renowned endowments, single-family offices, foundations, funds of funds, insurance companies, multi-family offices, pensions, and sovereign wealth funds.

Simon Riveles
Simon Riveles
Riveles Law Group

An honors graduate of the University of Connecticut Law School, Simon is the principal of Riveles Law Group. The firm specializes in structuring and advising hedge and private equity funds, both on and offshore. The firm works with managers pursuing the gamut of investment strategies including equities, options, futures, forex, real estate, and credit. We also assists investment advisers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisers, future commission merchants and retail foreign exchange dealers in all aspects of registration with regulatory authorities at the state, SEC and CFTC levels. The firm counsels clients on all aspects of the changing regulatory landscape affecting private funds and their managers.

Keith Novick
Moderator: Keith Novick
Senior Consultant,
MJK Consulting Inc.
Chairman, HFA Academic Advisory Board

Keith Novick is a senior consultant for MJK Consulting. He has worked with funds on fund marketing and formation, investment opportunity analysis, due diligence, compliance, and capital introductions. He also works with clients on business plan development, business development, and strategic partnerships.

Prior to consulting, Keith was a senior analyst for a private equity fund manager in the alternative investment space. His responsibilities included new investment and portfolio due diligence, presenting operational improvement recommendations to portfolio company management, compliance, and strategic partnerships.

Keith began his career as an independent commodities trader on the floor of the New York Commodities Exchange where he traded options and futures and managed other traders.

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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