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Hedge Connection Enhances Online Interaction Among Managers, Allocators and Service Providers With LinkedIn Integration And Private Messaging

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February 11, 2015, NEW YORK, NY - Hedge Connection, the alternative investment industry's established patented platform for connecting investment managers and accredited investors, has released a suite of enhancements to The Boardroom, a pioneering social network of alternative investment funds, allocators and thought leaders. Today's upgrades incorporate LinkedIn, add internal messaging and launch valuable new services for members, elevating Hedge Connection's position as the industry's most innovative, yet compliant marketing solution and socialized platform for investors. "We are always eager to provide our members access to the latest technology and differentiate ourselves from fund databases," said Hedge Connection CEO Lisa Vioni. "We are constantly working hard on new ways to facilitate relationship-building among our 7,000+ funds, accredited investors and now service providers." Hedge Connection has deeply integrated the LinkedIn network into The Boardroom. The new functionality seamlessly enables members to import their LinkedIn profile photo and summary. Furthermore, each connected member will have a LinkedIn icon on their profile displaying a widget with relevant LinkedIn details and links. A powerful new discovery tool scans your LinkedIn account and cross-references it with Boardroom members to display common connections across the Hedge Connection platform.. "By leveraging LinkedIn, Hedge Connection members can discover their connections in the Boardroom, see the funds they are following, and connect on a deeper level," says Managing Partner, Rob Arthurs. "In addition we offer a vast library of information to allocators for free. Sharing this knowledge has become easier and more powerful than ever." As a further upgrade, Hedge Connection has introduced private messaging functionality for all members' accounts. This new functionality dramatically improves communication efficiencies. For the first time service providers can communicate directly with fund managers within the ecosystem, provided they have purchased a company profile and messaging package. Additionally, fund managers are eligible for promotion within The Boardroom and can communicate directly with investors on the platform once they upgrade to a Premium Membership. About Hedge Connection Launched in 2005, Hedge Connection is a patented marketing platform for alternative investment managers as well as a 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 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. Media Contact: Holly Singer, HS Marketing LLC,, 609.275.1303 # # #