Wharton Hedge Fund Network: Hedge Funds and the Media

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, prime brokers, lawyers, accountants, 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 2nd event in our 3rd year features a panel discussion on hedge funds’ interaction with the news media and issues/crisis management. Topics will include whether it is necessary for hedge funds to have public relations as part of their core business and marketing communications strategy; the pros and cons of interacting with the news media; and how hedge funds should use public relations to manage issues and navigate through a crisis – all in the context of the increasing media and regulatory scrutiny of the hedge fund industry.

The event will be held Monday, April 16, 2007 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 - 6.40pm: Registration with food and drinks,
6.40 - 6.45pm: Opening remarks and welcome,
6.45 - 7.45pm: Panel, on Hedge Funds and the Media
7.45 - close: Networking with food and drinks.

$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.

Where to Direct Questions and/or Suggestions?
Jewel Huijnen, Bear Stearns Asset Management
Jason Breemen, UBS Securities
Charles Kornblith, Spencer Capital Management
Joy Sardinksy, Muse Consulting Group

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