HFA Symposium New York
When & Where
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
  • 4:00pm-4:45pm - Registration
  • 4:45pm-5:15pm - Keynote
  • 5:15pm-6:30pm - Panel Discussion
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm - Cocktails
731 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022


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July 26 - HFA NE Chapter Golf League
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Rye Brook, NY

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Aug 25 - Inaugural HFA Golf
Championship Outing (18 Hole)

at the Centennial Golf Club
185 John Simpson Road
Carmel, NY 10512

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HFA Northeast Chapter Symposium
Join us at Bloomberg in New York City on July 25th for the HFA symposium on the Evolution of the Hedge Fund Industry in a Newly Regulated World and listen to a panel of experts discussing these topics.

This event is complimentary and open to managers and investors, and clients of Bloomberg. A limited number of HFA member service providers may attend. Event is closed to non member service providers. Space is limited, please RSVP early:

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Barbara Novick

Keynote Speaker: Barbara Novick
Vice Chairman

Barbara Novick, Vice Chairman, is a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee and Chairs the Government Relations Steering Committee. From the inception of the firm in 1988 to 2008, Ms. Novick headed the Global Client Group and oversaw global business development, marketing and client service across equity, fixed income, liquidity, alternative investment and real estate products for institutional and individual investors and their intermediaries worldwide. In her current role as a Senior Advisor to the Office of Chairman, Ms. Novick provides advice on strategic projects, including organizational structure and M&A transactions, and she heads the firm's efforts globally on Government Relations and Public Policy.

Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Ms. Novick was a Vice President in the Mortgage Products Group at The First Boston Corporation. Ms. Novick joined First Boston in 1985 where she was initially responsible for developing and marketing new products to savings institutions. Subsequently, she became head of the Portfolio Products Team, which structured, marketed and issued over $14 billion of structured securities, including the first senior/subordinated pass-through. From 1982 to 1985, Ms. Novick was with Morgan Stanley.

Adam Guren

Adam Guren
CIO and Lead Portfolio Manager
Hunting Hill Global Capital

Adam Guren co-founded Hunting Hill Global Capital in 2010. From 2005 to present, Adam has managed a Global Event-Driven Arbitrage portfolio at First New York Securities, investing in cross-border arbitrage, merger arbitrage, corporate actions, and other special situations. In 2007, Adam became a partner at First New York Securities at the age of 26, the youngest partner in the firm's history. In 2008, based on his track record, Adam was named to Trader Monthly magazine's “Top 30 Traders Under 30” list. From September 2009 to May 2011, Adam continued to manage his portfolio while a full-time student at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received an M.B.A. with a focus in Entrepreneurial Management. Prior to joining First New York Securities, Adam played professional soccer for the Cleveland Force. Adam received a B.A. in Economics from Duke University.

Richard Heller

Richard Heller
Partner, Thomson Hine, LLP
Director & Chairman of Regulatory
and Govenment Advisory Board, Hedge Fund Association

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.

Donald A. Steinbrugge

Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA
Managing Partner
Agecroft Partners LLC

Don is Chairman of Agecroft Partners, a global consulting and third party marketing firm for hedge funds. Agecroft Partners has won 8 hedge fund industry awards as the top third party marketing firm. Don is a frequent guest on business television including Bloomberg Television, Fox Business News and Reuters Insider. In addition, he has been quoted in hundreds of articles relative to the hedge fund industry.

Prior to founding Agecroft, Don was a founding principal of Andor Capital Management, which at the time ranked as the 2nd largest hedge fund firm in the world. Don is also a former Head of Institutional Sales for Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (now part of BlackRock) and Head of Institutional Sales for Bank of America Capital Management.

Nela Richardson

Moderator: Nela Richardson
Senior Economic Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Nela Richardson is a senior economic analyst for Bloomberg Government. In that position she conducts research on financial regulation, housing and derivatives. Nela is a former research economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, where she was a member of the CFTC's Dodd-Frank financial reform rulemaking team. Prior to her work at the CFTC, Nela was a researcher at Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, where she co-authored a piece on nonprime mortgage lending. Nela was also a senior economist at Freddie Mac and a graduate intern at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Nela has taught economics and finance courses at both the University of Maryland and the John Hopkins Carey School of Business. She received a PhD from the University of Maryland and has degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University.

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

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