WHFN Event: Hedge Fund Marketing and Fundraising

Affinity Group
54th event

What is the Wharton Hedge Fund Network?
The Wharton Hedge Fund Network (WHFN) was founded in 2005 as an Affinity Group of the Wharton Club of New York (WCNY). The group aims to bring together Wharton alumni active in the greater hedge fund community, which includes professionals working at hedge funds, hedge fund allocators, and dedicated service providers.

Events are by invitation only and limited to Wharton undergraduates and/or Wharton MBA's who are employed in the hedge fund space. For more information on WHFN and past events, please visit the Wharton Hedge Fund Network page.

What is the Next Event?
Our fourth event of the year and 54th event in WHFN’s history, “Marketing and Fundraising,” will feature a panel of veteran hedge fund professionals and will be moderated by Barclays. The panel will discuss topics such as:
  • The current environment for HF fundraising and recent key developments
  • Fundraising considerations for different sizes of funds and different fund strategies
  • Marketing infrastructure considerations around an internal team, using a 3rd party, or both
  • Perspectives on how to use publicity in a fundraising strategy
There will be an opportunity for Q&A.

Panelists will include:
  • Alex Moomjy - Partner, Head of Hedge Fund Origination Team, Park Hill
  • Rory Doyle - Head of Event Driven Strategies, Cliffwater
  • Jordan Gershuny - Head of Client Advisory Group, JANA Partners
  • Kyrill Asatur - Director of Business Development, Golub Capital Opportunistic Credit
  • Louis Molinari (Moderator), Head of Capital Solutions group, Barclays
The event will be held Monday, December 14th at a Midtown location. (The exact location will be communicated shortly after signing up.) We will not be able to permit walk-ins, replacements or guests.

The itinerary is:
6.00 - 6.25pm: Registration with food and drinks
6.25 - 6.30pm: Opening remarks and welcome
6.30 - 7.30pm: Panel on Hedge Fund Marketing and Fundraising
7.30pm - close: Networking with food and drinks
$95/yr Join/Renew Membership

How to Request an Invitation to Sign Up for the Event?
Please send us at whfn@whartonny.com: 1) your Wharton graduation year(s), 2) a short two-liner about your activity in the hedge fund space, 3) your professional contact information, and 4) your personal email address to keep in touch throughout your career. Those that qualify for WHFN will receive an invitation to sign up for the event.

Where to Direct Questions and/or Suggestions?
Charles Kornblith, JANA Partners
Victor Bonilla, Lawton Park Capital Management

For more information on the other Affinity Groups of the Wharton Club of New York, please visit the Affinity Groups page.