Hedge Fund Association Symposium New York
When & Where

Thursday, November 29, 2012

  • 5:15pm-5:45pm Registration
  • 5:45pm-6:10pm Keynote Speaker
  • 6:10pm-7:00pm Panel Discussion
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm Cocktails

British Consulate General
845 Third Avenue
(between 51st and 52nd Street)
New York, NY 10022



Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

British Consulate General New York


City of London Corp

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Global Executive Director
Lara Block

Global President
Mitch Ackles
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John Peterson
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Event Chair
Michael Scanlon



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HFA Holiday Party:

December 12 - New York, NY

HFA Northeast Chapter Symposium

This evening panel and reception in honor of Mark Boleat, Policy Chairman at the City of London Corporation presents asset managers, institutional investors and hedge fund practitioners an opportunity to discuss policies impacting the industry in the UK and Europe. Please join us at the British-Consulate General in New York on November 29th for the HFA Symposium on UK Policy Insights: The Evolving Business Environment for Hedge Fund Managers which is being hosted jointly by UK Trade & Investment and The Hedge Fund Association.

HFA Members and clients of UKTI enjoy complimentary registration. Non member managers and investors are welcome to attend by paying $25 registration fee in advance. Limited admittance for non member service providers at $100 each. This symposium includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

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Mark Boleat
Keynote Speaker: Mark Boleat
Policy Chairman,
City of London Corporation

Mark Boleat has been Policy Chairman of the City of London since May 2012, leading on strategy, resource allocation and engagement with legislators and regulators in the UK, Europe and across the world on policy issues affecting London as a key international financial centre. This also involves taking a lead on relations with local and regional government, along with building links with other International Financial Centres such as New York, Beijing, Shanghai and Mumbai.

Mark represents the City on the boards of TheCityUK, Centre London Forward, London Councils, London and Partners and is a member of the Shanghai International Financial Advisory Council of the Shanghai Municipal People's Government. He is Deputy Chairman of the International Regulatory Strategy Group, the cross-sectoral practitioner-led body comprising leading UK-based figures from the financial and professional services industry. Outside the City, Mark holds a portfolio of non-executive positions including Chairman of the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority, the States of Jersey Development Company and Claim Witness Solutions Ltd.

Steven Huttler
Steven Huttler
Sadis Goldberg, LLP

Steven Huttler is a partner in the firm’s Financial Services and Corporate Groups. Mr. Huttler has extensive experience in corporate, finance, investment fund and securities matters, including the representation of U.S. and foreign investment funds, underwriters, and private clients in various registered public and private offerings of debt and equity securities totaling in excess of $10 billion.

As part of his investment fund practice, Mr. Huttler has served as corporate counsel to many private investment funds and partnerships based in or domiciled in the United States and in international and offshore jurisdictions. Mr. Huttler's legal practice has exposed him to diverse fund clients with an exceptionally wide range of investment programs and structures. He has also counseled small start-up hedge funds and financial industry entrepreneurs. In recent years, Mr. Huttler has developed a unique and sophisticated practice in developing tailored investment structures for non-traditional asset classes, sometimes referred to as “alternative alternatives”.

Joel Press
Joel Press
Managing Member,
Press Management LLC

Joel Press is the Managing Member of Press Management LLC where he serves as a consultant to private investment partnerships and advisors to these entities on matters related to strategic planning, operations, compensation and succession planning. Mr. Press was a Managing Director in the Prime Brokerage division of Morgan Stanley from January 2007 to June 2010. He was a senior partner and created and served as Head of the Global Hedge Fund Practice at Ernst & Young from 1989 through 2006. From July 1968 through March 1989, he was an accountant with Oppenheim, Appel & Dixon, a firm specializing in all aspects of brokerage clients including operations, trading, and business strategy. He was admitted to their partnership in 1977, and was named to the National Management Committee in 1981. Mr. Press is a frequent lecturer and speaker at conferences around the world on securities, investment partnerships and issues pertaining to the financial services industry.

Mr. Press earned his BS in accounting from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. He currently serves as a trustee of Long Island University and also as Chancellor of the Brooklyn Campus. He serves on the National Board of Hedge Fund Cares and the RBaby Foundation Board of Trustees. He is also treasurer of the Citizens Committee for New York City and the Park Avenue Armory.

Stuart T. Sugarman
Stuart T. Sugarman
Vice Chairman,
Prince Ridge Group

Mr. Sugarman has 25 years of Wall Street experience as an investment banker, investment manager and operator of investment interests. As Vice Chairman of Prince Ridge Group, an investment bank/advisor with over 200 employees he is responsible for overall business development worldwide. Previously as a senior executive at Cohen and Company, he was responsible for structured products. Cohen and Company was merged with Prince Ridge. Specializing in Alternative investment products and special purpose acquisition corporations, he has created over 2 dozens vehicles covering a broad range of industries. Mr. Sugarman’s career includes such firms as Alliance Capital and Morgan Stanley specializing in Emerging Markets. A graduate of the University of Maryland’s Tydings Business School he is also a notes speaker and lecturer on emerging markets while serving charitable organizations.

Michael J. Scanlon
Moderator: Michael J. Scanlon
Consulting and Raising Assets for Funds,
AiCE Group

Michael Scanlon has a unique vantage point to see the dynamic flow of asset raising in the alternative business from his many years raising institutional assets. Starting with the Banc of America Prime Brokerage team in 1999, he worked extensively in the hedge fund promotion, business development and marketing arena with thousands of institutional investors, Michael is known to the full spectrum of MFO, E & F and Institutional allocators. He has also been a speaker at many Allocator and Hedge Fund conferences, recently with former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt on the “2012 Jobs Act”.

In 2005, Michael began to dedicate his time to the capital raising business, raising assets in-house for two different hedge funds: Amivest, a platform of technical and quantitative funds within North Fork Bank and River Edge Capital, a global long-short fund. He evolved to be an individual placement agent – 3PM in late 2008. Currently, Michael has a number of multi- Billion dollar funds he represents globally and is actively marketing to the biggest allocators in this space. His biggest joy is his family time raising his girls, playing some golf and helping children charities, like Hedge Funds Care.

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

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