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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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HFA Webinar

We invite you to join Meredith Jones of Rothstein Kass and Les Allan of the Los Angeles Investment Company to gain new insights on the challenges that younger and smaller funds must overcome to attract institutional investors.

In this free webinar, attendees will learn the answers to the following questions:

What are the performance statistics for smaller and younger funds?
What are the typical reasons for non-allocation?
How are these issues resolved in an increasingly expensive and regulated environment?
The role of seeders and fund of funds
Alternative solutions

Who should attend:

Any investment funds with less than $75mm AUM seeking to grow their assets
Allocators looking for institutional quality exposure to the smallest, but successful funds
Wealth managers, Family offices, Sovereign Wealth Funds looking to allocate to smaller and emerging funds in an institutionalized manner

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Meredith Jones
Meredith Jones
Manager of Research
Rothstein Kass

Meredith Jones is a director at Rothstein Kass responsible for generating research and content on the alternative investment industry by and on behalf of the firm. She also provides business advisory services to the firm’s clients. Meredith has more than 15 years of experience in the alternative investment industry, with extensive expertise in research, writing, consulting, marketing, business development, due diligence, index construction and asset allocation. Her research has been published in a number of books and journals and in the international press.

Les Allan
Les Allen
Chief Executive Officer,
Los Angeles Investment Company

Les Allan has had a broad career in asset management, stockbroking and investment banking. Mr. Allan began his career in his home town of Edinburgh, Scotland with the leading independent investment manager and subsequently enjoyed success as a London- and Los Angeles- based US equity salesman for Jefferies & Co. and Goldman Sachs. Following this, he created the event driven and special situation sales businesses for Jefferies and Lehman Brothers where he led the relationship with many of the world's leading hedge funds, investors and institutions. Latterly, Mr. Allan was hired as CEO of Cargill Investor Services, successfully leading a turnaround and ultimate sale of the company for a significant return to the parent. Following a permanent move to Los Angeles in 2007, Mr. Allan has recently worked in industry, leading as CEO the successful launch of a UK company in California as well as several consulting roles for startup and restructuring companies.

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.

Speakers may change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances.

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