Thank You Sponsors


Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP is a full-service accounting and advisory firm whose professionals connect with clients through refreshing candor and clear industry insights. Founded in 1931, we have grown steadily over the years, broadening our service offerings and expanding our geographic presence to meet the needs of our clients. As an independent member of Baker Tilly International, our global reach is strengthened by our connection to a network of 165 independent accounting and advisory firms located in more than 141 countries.

We approach our services by first understanding our client’s goals. We then look at the whole complex picture to understand the implications of decisions and share our insights. Our clients experience added value from working with business advisors who provide a comprehensive range of services within the context of deep industry knowledge. This strong industry and service knowledge coupled with a passion for delivering exceptional client service are the reasons clients choose—and stay—with Baker Tilly.

With offices throughout the midwest and east coast, we are one of the top 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the US, and consistently recognized as a “best place to work”**. Our culture fosters an environment of true teamwork resulting in high-quality solutions for our clients.


At UMB Fund Services, we recognize the unique challenges money managers face. Our goal is to leave money managers free to focus on their primary goals: investment performance and growing assets under management.

Having confidence in your back office will enhance your ability to deliver on these goals. Our cutting-edge combination of service, product depth and technology is designed to deliver the unparalleled customer experience…the kind you expect and deserve.

In today’s marketplace, you need more than a provider; you need a partner that recognizes they are a critical part of how you do business and treats your business as if it were their own.

That’s how we do business at UMB Fund Services, and how we deliver on our brand promise…Count on more.

Event Partner


The Hedge Fund Association, HFA, is an International not for profit industry trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization devoted to advancing transparency, development and trust in alternative investments. HFA’s global presence spans 5 continents and over 14 countries.

The HFA is hosting their symposium Women in Hedge Funds at Morningstar Headquarters prior to the Deal Ring. The event will provide timely insights and lively discussion covering gender differences in hedge fund investing, as well as opportunities and obstacles for women in alternative investments. Panelists include women principals/portfolio managers.

This event is complimentary for HFA members. Space is limited. Register here -