Hedge Connection launched in 2005 and is a patented marketing platform for hedge funds and an information portal for investors. We have grown to become the most widely recognized and innovative marketing solution of its kind for the hedge fund industry.

Hedge Connection company overview

The fund database provides investors with access to over 6,000 hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity funds and CTAs. The Boardroom, the alternative industry's leading online community, is woven into the fabric of the fund database and facilitates relationship building, networking, and the free-flow of information. Through the Capital Club, managers have access to over $5 trillion in investor assets.

Hedge Connection's online ecosystem is complemented by premier one-on-one networking events, including the Global Fund Forum. For over a decade, investors and hedge funds have participated in a variety of Hedge Connection related events, resulting in thousands of direct meetings and over a billion in new investments.


On June 18, 2013, Hedge Connection was awarded US patent 8,468,078 for the business methodology of connecting hedge funds and investors online.

On June 30, 2015 Hedge Connection was awarded its second patent, United States Patent #9,070,165.

Hedge Connection company patent


A method for matching a hedge fund and a hedge fund investor, and apparatus therefore, may utilize databases that may be searched by search engines. The databases and the search engines may be accessed using a website. Information regarding the investor may be stored in one database and information relating to the hedge fund may be separately stored in the other database. An investor may access the search engine associated with the database containing hedge fund information to identify hedge funds that may be relevant to that investor. Likewise, a hedge fund may access the search engine associated with the database containing investor information to identify qualified investors that may be interested in the hedge fund.

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Hedge Connection was founded on the premise of disintermediating the capital raising process through online technology and events. The founders believed that managers shouldn't have to pay astronomical fees for access to capital, and so they invented something different from the status quo. While the technology continues to evolve, our maxim of connecting hedge funds and investors in the most efficient and cost-effective manner endures.

Lisa Vioni - CEO

Lisa Vioni - CEO

Lisa is Hedge Connection's CEO and founding partner. Lisa's vision for the company stems from her extensive experience in marketing alternative investments and institutional sales.

Before founding Hedge Connection in 2005, Lisa served as Director of Marketing at Ellington Management Group and previously at Singleterry & Company. At both firms, Lisa oversaw all aspects of client relationships including raising money, organizing company events, developing marketing strategy and client servicing.

Prior to her career in hedge fund marketing, Lisa was on the sell side, rising to Senior Vice President in Mortgage Backed Securities-Institutional Sales at Lehman Brothers Securities.

Outside of the financial industry, Lisa has produced three Broadway shows including Long Day's Journey Into Night for which she won a Tony Award.

Lisa earned a B.A. in French Studies with a minor in Economics from Smith College. She currently holds a Series 65 license.

Rob Arthurs - Managing Partner

Rob Arthurs - Managing Partner

Rob co-founded Hedge Connection with Lisa Vioni and lead's the company's product design team. Rob works closely with Lisa and is instrumental in the decisions and direction of the company's business. He and his team of developers bring the vision of Hedge Connection to life.

Rob is an avid outdoor enthusiast who mountain bikes and has climbed peaks in North America, Europe and Africa.

Rob has a B.S from St. Francis College in New York and a degree in Geomatics from BCIT in Vancouver.

John Tomeo - Head of Business Development

John Tomeo - Head of Business Development

John is our Head of Business Development, who works closely with Hedge Connection's network of investors and fund managers to secure information on various market trends and improve relationship connectivity. John is responsible for promoting and growing the Hedge Connection brand as well as developing and growing memberships in the Capital Club

John brings over 30 years experience in the financial industry including 14 years working at Merrill Lynch & Co. where he earned his professional pedigree. John then went on to have a very successful 11 year career working at RBS Greenwich Capital as a Managing Director in ABS/MBS Sales covering institutional investors in the U.S. and Europe. John then moved over to asset management where he leveraged his structured credit product knowledge and sales background to market funds for Treesdale Partners, LLC and Angel Oak Capital Advisors.

John enjoys being active volunteering in his community, mentoring college students, skiing, travel, and spending time with his wife and three grown sons.

John has an MBA in Banking and Finance from Pace University and a B.S. in Accounting from LIU CW Post.

Rachel Mahloch - Hedge Fund Relations

Rachel Mahloch - Hedge Fund Relations

Rachel acts as the lead liaison to Managers in the Capital Club. Rachel is responsible for promoting and growing the Hedge Connection brand as well as forming strategic partnerships.

Before joining Hedge Connection, Rachel worked as a seasoned Associate on the Client and Counterparty Relations Team at Bridgewater Associates, LP. She functioned as a subject matter expert and lead liaison both internally and to the company's trading counterparties.

Prior to her career in the hedge fund industry, Rachel was a member of the Private Clients Group at White & Case LLP, servicing high net worth individuals.

Outside of the financial industry, she has performed in opera and classical concerts worldwide and has a second degree black belt in martial arts.

Rachel was awarded a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Illinois.

Cary Prusa - Marketing Associate

Cary Prusa - Marketing Associate

Cary is responsible for building out media partnerships with event production companies and expanding the Hedge Connection brand. Additionally, Cary is in charge of maintaining the integrity of the data on our fund database and is our liaison with the managers and their monthly performance.

Outside of work, Cary plays drums with his band, the Elx Club and is a New York Cares Team Leader for environmental projects.