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Hedge Connection Releases the Capital Club: Next Generation Patented Online Investor Introductory Service

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2014) - Hedge Connection, the alternative investment industry's established patented platform for connecting investment managers and accredited investors, announced the launch of the industry's most advanced virtual introduction system of its kind. The Capital Club allows fund managers to request introductions to allocators based on matching investment profiles. The manager is only charged when an introduction request is accepted and a phone call is scheduled between the two parties. "The Capital Club is a game changer that dramatically improves the asset raising process within a legally compliant environment," said Hedge Connection CEO Lisa Vioni. "The big differentiator of the Capital Club is that the introduction results in a conference call between the fund manager and the investor which is a critical step in building a relationship and ultimately raising capital." The Capital Club allows a fund manager to quickly ascertain whether or not an investor is interested in their fund. If so, the investor will suggest a conference call. If not, the investor simply declines the introduction and remains anonymous. A fund only pays for introductions that result in a conference call with the investor. Over the past several months, Hedge Connection has interviewed and built out detailed investment profiles on a diverse set of allocators that have been selected for the Capital Club. Investors will be added on an ongoing basis. Approximately 30% of the current Capital Club investors have over $1 billion invested in hedge funds and over 80% of the investors will look at emerging managers. "I am using the Capital Club because it is an efficient, low cost way to meet investors that are interested in my fund," says Eric Erb of Erb Capital Management. "Within the first hour of joining I received my first accepted introduction from a Capital Club investor." Annual membership in the Capital Club costs $500 and includes promotion of the manager's fund to the entire Hedge Connection investor base via the Alpha Ten service. Accepted introductions cost $450 each and every tenth accepted introduction is free. There is no cost for fund managers to join Hedge Connection and list their fund. Once an account has been created they can log into the Capital Club and view several investor profile samples. Allocators may apply to join the Capital Club on the Hedge Connection website. About Hedge Connection Launched in 2005, Hedge Connection is a patented marketing platform for alternative investment managers as well as an increasingly robust information portal for accredited investors. It has grown to become the most widely recognized and innovative yet compliant marketing solution of its kind for the hedge fund industry. Watch the Hedge Connection video here and follow us on Twitter: @hedgeconnection. The fund database is powered by Morningstar and provides investors with access to over 7,000 hedge funds, funds of 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. Hedge Connection's online ecosystem is complemented by premier one-on-one networking events, including the Global Fund Forum. Since 2005, investors and hedge funds have participated in numerous Hedge Connection related events, resulting in thousands of direct meetings. CONTACT INFORMATION Media Contact: Holly Singer HS Marketing LLC Email Contact 609.275.1303