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California HFA is largest and most active regional chapter in US

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The California Hedge Fund Association (CHFA) has added over 800 members cinches its formation in 2010 to become the industry's regional focal point for individuals who work for hedge funds and funds of hedge funds.

The CHFA has become a highly regarded non-profit, member-based organisation and has remained true to its core mission of fostering the growth and development of the hedge fund and alternative investment community in California through advocacy of sound business practices, events, resources, outreach, and educational programs. In the past year, CHFA hosted and co-presented more than 25 well-attended educational and outreach events and saw its membership soar to over 800 making it the largest regional industry platform in the country.

On 1 August, 2014, the CHFA Board of Directors elected its officers and directors for the coming year. “I am honoured to continue to serve alongside our returning board members and to welcome our newest board members,” says CHFA President Jason Gerlach. The CHFA's newest board members are Kathlyne Kiaie of SailingStone Capital Partners LLC and Rachel Roth of Citco Fund Services. Renewing board members are: Jason Gerlach of Sunrise Capital; Christopher Ainsworth of US Trust; Bob Robinson of BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Marc Wolf of KPMG; Art Zwickel of Paul Hastings; Jay Gould of Pillsbury; Robin Fink of Jefferies & Co; Jim Lopiccolo of Woodruff-Sawyer & Co; and USC financial economist Lee Michael Swartz.

“In the years ahead, as a board we will work to offer our members frequent educational and outreach events designed to bring value and the greatest return on investment for the time and energy committed by current and future generations of industry professionals," says Gerlach.

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