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Matt Okolita to Participate at HFA Event on June 3, 2015

May 20, 2015 Dear Friends, CounselWorks is pleased to announce that Matt Okolita, Managing Director, will participate in the HFA’s New York Symposium’s panel discussion on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Topics include: Avoiding common mistakes that lead to hedge fund failures; Understanding what and when in a fund’s lifecycle to in-source and out-source; Aligning management, internal teams and external third-party […]

Did Bernie Madoff Run a Hedge Fund?

Everyone knows the name Bernie Madoff. But very few people know the true story behind his deceptive Ponzi scheme. “A lot of people don’t know this but Bernie Madoff was not a hedge fund,” Mitch Ackles, President of the Hedge Fund Association and CEO of Hedge Fund PR, told StreetID. “Bernie Madoff was a broker-dealer — a regulated entity. He […]

How to Ace a Hedge Fund Interview

First and foremost: do not ever lie. “Then you don’t have anything to remember,” said Mitch Ackles, President of the Hedge Fund Association and CEO of Hedge Fund PR. “Make sure that everything is truthful and above board. Be completely clear if you’ve ever had any black marks on your record, if you’ve ever had any disciplinary actions from a […]

Where Are The Biggest Hedge Fund Communities Around the World?

New York is number-one. Where are the rest? “If we’re talking U.S., the next one is Connecticut, either Greenwich or Stamford,” said Mitch Ackles, President of the Hedge Fund Association and CEO of Hedge Fund PR. “Then you probably go to San Francisco and Dallas.” From there, job seekers will find a number of hedge funds in Atlanta, Denver, Los […]

How to Start a New Hedge Fund

Starting a hedge fund is much different from launching other kinds of companies. Most significantly, there is almost no chance that you will be able to start this business out of a garage. No — to get a hedge fund up and running, you need buckets and buckets of cash. “If you really wanna succeed, and you wanna manage a […]