Global Alpha Forum 2010 
Connecticut Hedge Fund Association, Yale School of Management Investment Management Club Unite Financial, Economic and Geopolitical Luminaries for the Global Alpha Forum 2010 

Presenters at the Hedge Fund Industry's Annual Thought Leadership Summit include Harold Ford, Jr., Orin Kramer, Whitney Tilson and Anthony Scaramucci
Stamford, CT - September 27, 2010 - The Connecticut Hedge Fund Association today announced that Connecticut, the epicenter of the global hedge fund industry, will host the new and expanded Global Alpha Forum (GAF) 2010 in Stamford, Conn., November 10-11.  Now in its 4th year, the Global Alpha Forum 2010, sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP and BNP Paribas, has grown into a premier hedge fund, economics and geopolitical conference.
 
Global Alpha Forum 2010 is produced by the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association (CTHFA), Yale School of Management Investment Management Club and Yale Center for Business and the Environment, and will be held at the Hilton Stamford. Hundreds of investors, fund managers, and other delegates from the broader financial industry and the world's foremost academic institutions will gather for this two-day summit of ideas and invaluable business development opportunities.
 
"The state is proud to partner with the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association, Yale School of Management Investment Management Club and Yale Center for Business and the Environment in sponsoring this summit," Governor Rell said. "Connecticut is home to some of the largest and most respected hedge fund firms in the world because we offer a highly skilled work force, a superior quality of life and access to world-class academic and research facilities such as Yale and the University of Connecticut."
 
The Governor also announced the week of November 8th as Connecticut Hedge Fund Week.
 
The Global Alpha Forum 2010 is designed as the "Davos on the Sound".  Within easy commuting distance from New York City and Boston, the Forum will feature some of the most influential names in global finance, presenting on topics of critical importance to global capital markets.
 
Connecticut is home to one of the largest concentrations of hedge fund and other alternative investment funds in the world.  In particular, large funds with over $1 billion in assets under management find Connecticut to be a particularly attractive domicile.  A recent survey showed that Connecticut is the number 2 global domicile of funds in the "billion dollar club" with 29 firms managing over $150 billion.
 
"The theme for the Global Alpha Forum 2010 is 'Navigating Uncharted Waters', as the Forum will focus on the unprecedented events of the past three years and the precarious state of the global capital markets," said Bruce McGuire, President and founder, Connecticut Hedge Fund Association.  "Plenty of ideas and business cards will be exchanged."
 
Among the GAF 2010 speakers will be Harold Ford Jr., Executive Vice Chairman, Global Banking & Wealth Management, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and former United States Congressman; Anthony Scaramucci, Founder, Skybridge; Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners; LLC; Orin Kramer, Founder Boston Provident L.P.; Edward Altman, Professor of Finance, NYU Stern School of Business and other leaders in the financial and alternative investment industry.
 
For more information or to register, visit www.globalalphaforum.org.  For sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities contact sponsorship@hedgefundpr.net.
About Connecticut Hedge Fund Association
CTHFA is the voice of the Connecticut alternative investment industry. Its members are professionals in hedge funds, funds of funds and managed futures funds, as well as academics and service providers. Established in 2004, CTHFA has grown into the leading regional hedge fund association in the U.S.  CTHFA is proud of its partnerships with leading business schools including those at Yale School of Management Investment Management Club, University of Connecticut and Fairfield University.  CTHFA has formed an alliance with MFA (Managed Funds Association) in Washington, D.C. Through this relationship with MFA, CTHFA can broaden its education resources and continue to be the unifying voice of the hedge fund industry in Connecticut. CT HFA and its partners produce an acclaimed symposium series and host the annual Global Alpha Forum conference. CTHFA is headquartered in Fairfield County, Conn. For more information, please visit: www.cthedge.org.
 
About the Yale School of Management
The mission of the Yale School of Management (mba.yale.edu) is to educate leaders for business and society. We embody this mission through our distinctive integrated MBA curriculum, through the equally distinctive model of leadership that we develop in our students, and through our vision - indeed, our expectation - that Yale School of Management graduates are broadly engaged, inspiring leaders who own and solve hard problems that matter. The Yale School of Management's Investment Management Club prepares interested students for careers in investment management while bringing together students, faculty, and professionals with a shared interest in the industry. For more information on the Investment Management Club or recruiting at the Yale School of Management, please email the club's leaders at club-invstmgt@som.yale.edu.

About Yale Center for Business and the Environment
The Yale Center for Business and the Environment provides a focal point for research, education, and outreach to advance business solutions to global environmental problems. The Center joins the strengths of two world-renowned graduate schools - the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies - together with a network of internal and external thought leaders at the business-environment interface.
 
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