Trusted Partners

Sponsors

Baker Tilly

www.bakertilly.com

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.

Richey May & Co., LLP

www.richeymay.com

Founded in 1985, Richey May & Co., LLP provides accounting and assurance, tax, and management consulting services to clients throughout the United States. As a public accounting firm with hundreds of Alternative Investment clients in over 40 states, and relationships with many of the top service providers and specialists in the country, Richey May has a depth of specialized knowledge that few firms can claim. Our team combines the dedicated expertise found in a national accounting firm with the hands-on approach to client service you'd expect from a boutique provider - a unique model that allows us to bring expert solutions and strategies to your specific business needs.

Riche May serves alternative investment clients that range in size from $1M to $4.2B. We work with funds utilizing a wide variety of strategies, including, but not limited to, the following: arbitrage, ABS, catastrophic bonds, convertible arbitrage, cryptocurrency, currency, day trading, derivative funds of funds, distressed debt, emerging markets, energy trading, event driven, fixed income, foreign currency, global macro, funds of funds, high yield, long/short, merger arbitrage, mortgage backed securities, reinsurance, risk arbitrage, situational, and structured finance.

Richey May is included among the Top Auditors of Hedge Funds in 2017 and 2018, as ranked by Hedge Fund Alert. The list ranks the top 20 CPA firms by the number of SEC registered hedge funds audited. The rapid growth of Richey May's Alternative Investments niche practice represented the largest organic increase in 2017 among CPA firms outside of the Big 4 firms. In addition to the hundreds of other funds served by Richey May, the firm added 25 SEC registered clients since the 2016 reporting period.

RSM

rsmus.com

RSM US LLP is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. We guide our clients through business challenges by understanding their needs and bringing together the right team to address them. With 8,000 professionals and associates in 80 cities nationwide and access to more than 38,300 people in 120 countries through our membership in RSM International, we can meet your needs wherever in the world you do business.

Elliott Davis

www.elliottdavis.com

Elliott Davis LLC is a leading business solutions firm offering a full spectrum of services in the areas of tax, comprehensive assurance, and consulting services to diverse businesses, organizations, and individuals. The firm, which has been providing innovative solutions since its founding in 1920, leverages a network of nearly 800 forward-thinking professionals in major domestic markets and alliance resources across the globe.

UMB Fund Services

www.umbfs.com

UMB’s highly customizable, proprietary technology platform provides accounting, recordkeeping and reporting for private equity, hedge funds, funds of funds, opportunity zone funds, private debt, real estate, venture capital and registered alternative products. We are also a leader in servicing closed-end interval and tender-offer funds. Our full-service lineup includes product formation assistance, fund administration and accounting, investor servicing, tax preparation and reporting, and custody. UMB Fund Services is known for unparalleled service, industry expertise, and the stability of a highly capitalized parent that’s been around for 100+ years.

ATA RiskStation

www.atariskstation.com

ATA RiskStation delivers daily cloud-based based risk analytics to fund managers, institutional investors and wealth managers. The genesis of the ATA RiskStation platform was an unmet need. ATA RiskStation was developed by Aladin Abughazaleh, a private investor seeking to more effectively oversee his own third-party managed portfolio after selling his technology company. After reviewing available risk solutions in the marketplace, Mr. Abughazaleh simply could not find an existing product that offered the right balance of comprehensive functionality, ease of use, market coverage and intuitive reporting at a reasonable cost.

Hedge Connection, Inc.

www.hedgeconnection.com

Hedge Connection has been helping managers and investors through web-based research, events and advisory work since 2005. Hedge Connection is the first and only internet-based platform that offers hedge funds direct access to a membership of "opt-in" qualified active hedge fund allocators. Investor members join for free and gain access to detailed information on hedge fund members. All members receive invitations to member's only events and partner discounts. Learn more and Join the Club at http://www.hedgeconnection.com.

Media Partners

HS Marketing

www.hsmarketing.com

Founded in 1994, HS Marketing is dedicated to helping firms in the alternative investment community achieve lasting impressions. We work on a strategic and tactical level to add value, collaborating closely with our clients. Numerous investment managers and service providers have engaged us to provide positioning and branding advice, market insights, message development, corporate identity design, marketing collateral, website solutions, investor relations tools, presentation coaching and niche visibility opportunities.

Hedge Fund Alert

www.HFAlert.com

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Hedge Fund Association

www.hedgefundassoc.org

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Global Fund Forum offers your firm the opportunity to generate tremendous visibility in the alternative investment industry. Our team will work closely with you to ensure that your sponsorship goals and business objectives are met before, during and after the event.

We offer a variety of sponsorships for all budgets. Download our sponsorship brochure for details and call us at (914) 222-9333.