Sponsors

Mirae Asset Securities (USA) Inc.

miraeassetsecuritiesus.com

Founded in 1997, Mirae Asset Financial Group, is Korea's leading non-bank financial services firm. The group has the ability to provide superior ideas and services to investors around the globe. As of 31 December 2017, Mirae's asset management businesses had approximately $390BN of total assets under management and its various broker-dealer subsidiaries and affiliates had approximately $7BN in equity capital. We operate in 15 markets and across 5 continents.

The firm is currently involved in a very significant global expansion and diversification effort focused on the investment management industry. Moreover, the firm is reviewing how best to enter the asset allocation business with hedge funds and other professional investment firms in the U.S.

Mirae Asset Securities (USA) Inc. recently entered the prime brokerage, securities lending, repo, correspondent clearing, agency execution, corporate access and foreign research distribution businesses.

Bermuda Business Development Agency

www.bda.bm

The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) encourages direct investment and and helps companies set up operations in Bermuda. A public-private partnership, we connect business to industry professionals, regulatory officials, and key contacts in the Bermuda Government to facilitate jurisdictional decision-making. The agency also helps existing business to grow and flourish on the Island. Our industry focus groups cultivate innovation, explore new regions, and generate strategic initiatives.

Mainstream

www.mainstreamgroup.com

Mainstream Group Holdings Limited is a specialist fund administrator for the financial services industry. Our clients are typically fund managers, superannuation trustees, listed companies, family offices and dealer groups.

We are independent and focus solely on third party administration. You can choose to outsource all - or a part - of your fund's administration to us.

Our speciality is end-to-end administration where you choose the start and end points. We pride ourselves on offering flexible, tailored solutions.

Trident Trust

www.tridenttrust.com

We are the leading independent provider of corporate, trust and fund services to the financial services sector worldwide.

Our clients include more than half of the world's largest banks and brokerage firms, leading law and accounting firms and high net-worth individuals and their families.

With 34 offices in 24 jurisdictions we are among the largest organisations in our industry, offering clients access to a range of services that extends from traditional corporate domicile representation to the administration of complex trust and fund structures. Our global footprint ensures that we service our client base across the world's time zones.

Our professional personnel are widely recognised for their ability to work cooperatively with advisors and their clients and to support them through their practical knowledge and extensive experience.

Pepper Hamilton LLP

www.pepperlaw.com

Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world.

Pepper was founded in 1890 in Philadelphia, and has a total of 13 offices, including Boston, Detroit, New York, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, Berwyn, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Los Angeles, Orange County and Silicon Valley, CA, Princeton, NJ and Wilmington, DE. The firm's major practice areas include corporate and securities law, commercial litigation, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, construction litigation, intellectual property, financial services, and a wide variety of other commercial, litigation and regulatory legal services.

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.

Elliott Davis

www.elliottdavis.com

Elliott Davis ranks among the top 30 CPA firms in the U.S. We are a PCAOB-registered and inspected firm and have been recognized as one of the top CPA firms servicing investment funds managed by SEC-registered advisors. Our Grand Cayman entity helps our domestic and international clients leverage the benefits of a jurisdiction without direction taxation.

We can help you meet investor reporting deadlines for financial statements and K-1s and prepare historical performance data for capital raising. If you are preparing to launch a new fund and need guidance on service providers, fee structures or special taxation considerations for your investors, we can provide that, too. Elliott Davis is an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens International Limited, one of the world\'s largest CPA firm associations with resources in every major market around the globe. For more information, please visit www.elliottdavis.com.

Berkower LLC

www.demetriusberkower.com

Berkower, LLC provides start-up consulting, auditing and tax preparation services to over 550 private investment companies, offshore funds, commodity pools, fund of funds, and private equity funds throughout the United States and Offshore. These entities invest in a wide array of financial instruments including equities, options, debt and mortgage backed securities, repos, distressed securities, international securities, commodities, cryptocurrencies, energy related instruments, real estate, loan participations and asset based lending, special situations and private equity/venture capital investments.

We have offices in New Jersey, Los Angeles, Miami and a full service office in Cayman Islands.

Citrin Cooperman

www.citrincooperman.com

Citrin Cooperman is among the largest, full-service assurance, tax, and business advisory firms in the United States, having steadily built its business serving a diverse and loyal clientele since 1979. Our daily mission is to help our clients "focus on what counts." Rooted in our core values, we provide a comprehensive, integrated business approach to traditional services, which includes proactive insights throughout the lifecycle of our clients wherever they do business, across the globe. Citrin Cooperman is an independent firm associated with Moore Stephens International Limited.

Rialto Trading

www.RialtoTrading.com

Rialto Trading is at the forefront of delivering innovative and new trading tools to the securities industry, focusing initially on the fixed income market. Rialto offers three unique products that provide different avenues to sourcing liquidity that can be used alone or in combination. Rialto provides clients increased performance, liquidity and ease of implementation. To learn more about Rialto, and our advisory services and proposed trading enhancements, go to RialtoTrading.com.

On Pepper

www.onpepper.com

Pepper is the next generation SaaS Portfolio Management and Analysis platform designed especially for Alternative Asset Managers who manage Private Equity, Fund of Fund, Venture Capital, Family Offices and Pension Fund Portfolios. They designed Pepper as a platform tuned for the Cloud and mobile computing.

Prudential

www.prudential.com

Prudential Financial is a worldwide financial leader with a long tradition of serving the public interest. Prudential Financial has approximately 50 million customers. The well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise, and innovation that has stood the test of time.

Prudential Financial companies serve individual and institutional customers worldwide and include The Prudential Insurance Company of America. We offer a variety of products and services, including a full range of solutions to help meet your business needs for a sound business insurance strategy and protection.

Kay Financial Solutions

Advocates in the pursuit of financial literacy and confidence. Delivering an individualized, "bottom-up" client focused approach for business and the individuals who they support. Specialists in the Design and implementation of traditional and non-traditional deferred compensation arrangements for small to larger firms looking to foster and incentivize their human capital. Offering a range of financial services and insurance for groups and single or family applications.

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.

Asset TV

www.assettv.com

Asset TV is the leading online TV channel for investment professionals. We help asset managers extend the reach of their communication in a targeted and intelligent way; segmenting audiences, targeting by region and delivering tailored analytics.

In our execution, we deliver bespoke technology solutions and create eye-catching custom video content with our range of expert interviews, live webcasts and popular programmes such as 'Masterclass' and 'In the Hot Seat' - all designed to boost brand awareness and lead generation.

Globally, over 400,000 professionals are registered to watch asset.tv via our flagship websites (www.assettv.com and www.asset.tv) and our partnership with Bloomberg.

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.

Albourne Village

village.albourne.com

Albourne Village, a virtual hedge fund community with over 60,000 active residents, is a free and independent website for anyone interested in alternative investments. It incorporates a virtual pub and library to exchange news, views and IP, a job centre, conference centre and School. The Data Farm offers a daily update on key hedge fund indices alongside Albourne Partners' 'Weather Forecasts', which estimate how conducive the prevailing underlying market environment is for a variety of hedge fund trading strategies. The Village is also home to a vast number of established industry contacts.

Don't just join the Village, be the Village.

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.