An impressive 75 Hedge Connection members turned out for our Annual Networking Event last night in midtown Manhattan. I was delighted to see, not only the large contingent from the Tri-State area, but also the number of members who travelled from afar for the event – from Washington, North Carolina and Jimmy. It was wonderful to see the familiar and meet the new members face to face.
The most successful part of the evening was the champagne reverse roundtables. Six investors hosted roundtables in a packed house. Investors swapped tables every 10 minutes and it was hard to tear them away. I would like to thank the investors who participated in the roundtables. It was a valuable session for both investors and hedge funds and we will build on the success of the event in 2009.
Membership has its benefits. Last night’s event didn’t cost any member anything extra. The house was divided almost evenly between allocators and managers. Hedge Connection is a place where hedge funds and investors come together – online and off. I hope to see you at our next event.