NEW YORK, NY – February 28, 2012 – Hedge Connection, where hedge fund managers and qualified investors have come together since 2005 through private events and a web-based meeting platform, has named co-founder Rob Arthurs as CEO. Hedge Connection will continue to offer hedge fund managers access to pre-qualified investors, an unparalleled suite of valuable marketing services and Morningstar’s hedge fund database, one of the most comprehensive alternative databases in the industry. Rob is replacing Hedge Connection co-founder Lisa Vioni, who has accepted a position as Managing Director in the Investor Relations group of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., where she will initially focus on communicating Cerberus’ distressed mortgage investment strategies with existing and potential investors.
“The past seven years at the helm of Hedge Connection have provided an exciting opportunity to build a robust platform benefitting both qualified investors and hedge fund managers,” commented Lisa Vioni, co-founder of Hedge Connection. “I am confident that my co-founding partner will continue to build on the strong foundation we created together. I am excited to begin a new chapter with Cerberus Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar private investment firm with an excellent reputation in the investor community.”
“All of us at Hedge Connection thank Lisa for her many contributions to the company,” noted Rob Arthurs, CEO of Hedge Connection. “I look forward to leading several new initiatives and strategic partnerships, including innovative networking opportunities planned for announcement later this year.”
About Hedge Connection, Inc.
Since 2005, Hedge Connection has offered turnkey marketing programs that give hedge funds access to qualified individuals and institutional investors through a web-based platform and through private live events. Hedge Connection’s platform has been instrumental in assisting hedge funds to raise significant assets. In 2011, the firm’s offerings expanded to include licensing of the Morningstar Rating™ and Morningstar Category™ rankings for thousands of single-manager hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, and commodity trading advisors across 22 strategies. For more information about Hedge Connection, visit www.hedgeconnection.com or call 212.537.6152.
Rob Arthurs co-founded Hedge Connection with Lisa Vioni in 2005. Rob has led the company’s product design and been instrumental in the strategic decisions and direction of the company’s business. He and his team of developers and designers bring the vision of Hedge Connection to life. Rob has a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis College in New York and a degree in Geomatics from BCIT in Vancouver.