Wharton Hedge Fund Network: Trading Simulation

Affinity Group
WHFN Organizing Committee

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, 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.

For more information on WHFN and past events, please visit the Wharton Hedge Fund Network page.

What is the Next Event?
The 1st event in our 3rd year allows members to participate in a trading game on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Members will take the role of floor broker to execute trades on the floor of the exchange in much the same fashion as during the trading day, interacting with other traders in each crowd and the specialists manning the trading posts. With different brokers executing buy or sell orders with different limits, it should make for a lively trading session!

The event will be held Monday, February 5, 2007 at the New York Stock Exchange. We will not be able to permit walk-ins, replacements or guests.

The itinerary is:
5.15 - 5.40pm: Registration with food and drinks,
5.40 - 5.45pm: Opening remarks and welcome,
5.45 - 6.30pm: NYSE Trading Simulation,
6.30 - 7.30pm: Networking with food and drinks.

Please note that this is earlier than usual.

$50 for WHFN members,
$20 for WHFN members that have a paid WCNY membership,
Note: 12-months WCNY membership is only $95 at Join/Renew Membership. .

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 and your Wharton graduation year(s) if you wish to be invited. We will get back to you on the status of your request within two business days.

Registration for the event closes on Thursday, February 1, 2007 due to security measures.

Where to Direct Questions and/or Suggestions?
Jewel Huijnen, Bear Stearns Asset Management
Jason Breemen, UBS Securities
Charles Kornblith, Spencer Capital Management
Stephen Dreskin, Direct Access Partners

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