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New Initiative, New Leaders, For Hedge Fund Association


Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Author: Brian Bollen's Blog

From New York The Hedge Fund Association today announced that it has created a new High Net Worth Advisory Board focused on developing educational programs and networking events globally for HNW investors. Its chairperson will be April J. Rudin, who has over 20 years of marketing experience in both corporate and financial services settings. In a separate move, the HFA promoted Ryan Mitchell to HFA West Coast Chapter Regional Director.
“April is an invaluable addition to the HFA’s leadership team and I believe she will do an excellent job in this challenging new position,” said Mitch Ackles, President of the HFA. “She is renowned for her ability to spot trends in investing, technology and financial services, and execute marketing plans during disruptive periods of technological advance.”

April, a native Detroiter, is also known in North America and Asia as one of the foremost thought leaders in wealth marketing, next generation, and digital and social media for this specialist market.

“The Hedge Fund Journal calculates that around 40% of total worldwide investment in hedge funds comes from high net worth individuals,” observed April Rudin. “This new initiative is designed to enable the HFA to provide more directly focused advice and guidance to that key constituency. I look forward to doing the best I can in my exciting new role.”

Ryan Mitchell has more than 12 years of experience in the alternative investments industry, with vast experience in trading, manager research, portfolio construction and portfolio management. He is currently a Senior Vice President at Triton Capital Advisors, an independent managed futures specialist firm, which provides access to best of breed managers via segregated accounts and a managed accounts platform. At Triton, Ryan conducts managed futures research and provides personalized portfolio construction and management services to investment advisors, family offices and individual investors.

“Ryan has been instrumental in developing the HFA’s West Coast Chapter,” said Ron Geffner, Vice President of the HFA. “His promotion is well deserved and we value his guidance as the HFA continues to address the needs of industry participants in this important region.”