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The Hedge Fund Association to Hold Latin American Event at New York’s Pierre Hotel

New York (HedgeCo.net) – The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) is launching its new Latin American Chapter at the Pierre Hotel in New York City (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) on October 6th, 2011 at 5 p.m. RSVP

The HFA Symposium, entitled “Opportunity in Latin American Funds,” will focus on issues faced by the Latin American alternative investment industry as it seeks to raise capital and navigate cultural and regulatory issues. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will follow at 6:30 p.m.

“While the opportunity in Latin American alternative investments is enormous, there are a few hurdles such as the various regulatory systems that managers and investors alike need to contend with,” Victor Hugo Rodriguez, Director of the Hedge Fund Association’s Latin American Chapter, said. “Moreover, methods of client communication and capital raising differ appreciably from the U.S. approach and those who want to be successful need to understand these.”

The keynote speaker for the Symposium will be Anthony Scaramucci, Founder and Managing Partner of SkyBridge, a New York-based fund of hedge funds manager. Also speaking at the event will be Tulio Vera, Managing Director & Chief Investment Strategist at Bladex Asset Management (BAM) and Antonio Miranda, Co-Head of Investment Management and Portfolio Manager at the Compass Latin America Horizons Fund. Sponsors for the event include SkyBridge, Ambrose and Apex Fund Services.

“The Latin American Chapter is already one of the fastest growing chapters of the HFA and we think this is reflective of the fact that alternatives in Latin America are coming of age and are ready for prime time,”  David Friedland, President of the Hedge Fund Association said.

Six newly appointed Latin American directors will also be introduced at the October 6th event:

· Jose Abbo, Managing Director, Corporate Finance at SFC Investments – Director, Panama Chapter

· Les Baquiran, Principal at Park Hill Group (A Subsidiary of BlackStone) – Director, New York LatAm Chapter

· Michelle Furnari, Partner at LatAm Alternatives – Co-Director of Argentina & Uruguay Chapters

· Martin Litwak, Partner at Litwak & Partners – Co-Director of Argentina & Uruguay Chapters

· Carlos Rojas, CEO at Andino Asset Management – Director, Peruvian Chapter

Editing by Alex Akesson
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