Wharton Hedge Fund Network: JANA Partners, Barry Rosenstein

Affinity Group
WHFN Organizing Committee

What is the WHFN (New York)?

The Wharton Hedge Fund Network (WHFN) was founded in 2005 as an affinity group of the Wharton Club of New York. The group aims to bring together Whartonites active in the greater hedge fund community, which includes people working at hedge funds, hedge fund allocators, lawyers, accountants, prime brokers and other service providers active in the hedge fund space.

Events are by invitation only and limited to Wharton undergraduates and/or Wharton MBA's who are employed in the hedge fund space. (We do not permit attendance of Wharton alumni who are actively looking to find a job in the space, as we want to keep events from being overrun by job-seekers.)

What is the Next Event?

Our next event will feature keynote speaker Barry Rosenstein WG'84. Barry Rosenstein is the founder and managing partner of JANA Partners LLC, a $5B event driven hedge fund that launched in April 2001. Before establishing JANA, he was the founder and managing partner of Sagaponack Partners LP, a private equity fund. For the four years before starting Sagaponack Partners, Rosenstein founded and headed Genesis Merchant Group's Investment and Merchant Banking Group. Prior to Genesis, he formed and acted as managing partner of Reatta Partners, through which he attempted to take over Justin Industries Inc.

The event will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at a midtown location. (The exact location will be communicated upon registration.)

The itinerary is:
6:00 - 6:40: Registration,
6:40 - 6.45: Opening remarks and welcome,
6.45 - 7:15: JANA Partners, Barry Rosenstein,
7:15 - to close: Networking with food and drinks.

Costs are $20 for WCNY members, recent grads and current students, and $50 for Wharton grads who aren't yet WCNY members. (Year-long membership is only $95 at whartonny.com. ) We will not be able to permit walk-ins.

How to Sign Up for the Event?

Please send us a short two-liner at whfn@whartonny.com, about your current activity in the hedge fund space if you wish to be invited to FUTURE events. We will get back to you on the status of your request within 48 hours.

Where to Direct Questions and/or Suggestions?

Jewel Huijnen, ABP Investments US, Inc
Jason Breemen, UBS Securities
Andrew Scheffer, UBS FSI

Click here for Barry Rosenstein's Biography.

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