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HFA adds three females to prominent leadership positions

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) has added three females to prominent leadership positions.

FINalternatives publisher Deirdre Brennan has been appointed as UK regional chapter director; C&A Consulting director Amy Poster has been added to the Regulatory & Government Advisory Board and named HFA high-net-worth chair; and The Rudin Group CEO April Rudin has joined the board of directors.
 
To recognise the female trio's additions the HFA is offering a complimentary six month membership to all female hedge fund professionals worldwide including managers, investors and industry service providers.
 
Rudin, HFA's high-net-worth chairwoman, was elected to HFA's board of directors in February for a two-year term. She will continue to work alongside fellow leaders to develop educational programmes and initiatives focused on affluent investors and hedge fund managers. Rudin founded The Rudin Group in November 2009, an UHNW/HNW financial services marketing firm to help companies including family offices, wealth managers and hedge funds create and execute multi-channel marketing strategies. She began her career at Kelly Services where she initiated and led global technology programmes and marketing.
 
“It is a great time to be a hedge fund manager: regulatory changes, next-gen wealth, digital and social platforms have changed marketing dramatically. Later this year we plan to introduce new and valuable initiatives to help our members engage with and attract high-net-worth investors,” says Rudin.
 
Brennan, who was appointed this month, will lead the HFA in the UK, producing local educational and networking events. Brennan founded FINalternatives in 2005 as an independent source for news on the alternative investment industry. Prior to founding FINalternatives, she was an editor at Institutional Investor News, where she developed a series of online newsletters including Hedge Fund Daily.
 
Poster, also appointed this month, will work alongside fellow HFA Regulatory & Government Advisory Board members to educate lawmakers and regulators about hedge funds. Poster was previously a senior policy advisor at the US Department of Treasury's Office of the Special Inspector General-TARP, where she was responsible for developing the US Treasury's Public Private Investment Programme. Prior to this she spent more than 15 years at four top tier investment banks including Credit Suisse; Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette; Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers.
 
“We are very pleased to have April, Deirdre and Amy as part of the HFA’s leadership team,” says Ron Geffner, HFA's vice president and a partner at Sadis and Goldberg. “To celebrate the addition of these leaders all women hedge fund professionals are invited to enjoy complimentary HFA membership for six months.”

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