HFA News

Miami DDA and RSM US Join HFA Thought Leadership Council

December 9, 2017

The Hedge Fund Association (“HFA”), a leading global nonprofit trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization serving the alternative investment industry, is thrilled to announce the addition of Miami Downtown Development Authority (Miami DDA) and continuation of RSM US LLP as global Thought Leadership Council sponsors.

“We are excited to sponsor the Hedge Fund Association as Downtown Miami continues to strengthen its position as an international center for alternative investment firms, driven by its highly favorable tax environment, growing population of wealthy investors and prominence as the business gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean,” noted Alyce Robertson, Executive Director of Miami Downtown Development Authority.

“RSM has a longstanding commitment to the alternative investment industry, serving approximately 1,500 firms globally, and as a sponsor of HFA’s Thought Leadership Council, we have the ability to not only share our thought leadership content on a range of timely topics but also to explore business development opportunities with HFA as a leading organization dedicated to the hedge fund / alternative investment industry,” commented Alan Alzfan, Financial Services Partner at RSM US.

“The HFA serves its members by producing top-level member networking and educational events, working to educate lawmakers and regulators, and being a strong voice for the advancement of the entire hedge fund industry,” said HFA president Mitch Ackles. “We are honored that Miami DDA and RSM have chosen to support our mission to help foster new opportunities for HFA members worldwide.”

About The Hedge Fund Association:
The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) is an international non-profit industry trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization devoted to advancing transparency, development and trust in alternative investments. HFA’s reach is global and extraordinary, with a presence that spans 5 continents and over 16 countries. HFA’s Board and leadership team are volunteers. Membership in HFA includes hedge fund firms, financial institutions, funds of hedge funds, family offices, public and private pension funds, endowments and foundations, high net worth individuals, allocators, and service providers including prime brokers, administrators, custodians, auditors, lawyers, risk managers, technologists and third party marketers. HFA works on behalf of the entire hedge fund industry, including more than 10,000 hedge funds in the U.S. and abroad which collectively manage in excess of $3 trillion in assets, as well as sophisticated investors and industry service providers.

About Miami Downtown Development Authority (Miami DDA):
The Miami DDA is an independent agency of the City of Miami whose mission is to grow, strengthen and promote the economic health and vitality of Downtown Miami. The Miami DDA recognizes the value in strengthening Miami’s prominence as a global financial center and the key role finance companies play in the long-term economic health of the City. Having the largest concentration of domestic and international banks on the East Coast south of New York, Downtown Miami with its renowned Brickell Avenue corridor, is the ideal destination of choice for hedge fund managers, institutional allocators, and industry professionals. Downtown Miami has an extensive assemblage of firms experienced in private banking, wealth management, alternative investments, and trade finance Miami’s growing financial sector attracts domestic firms from the Northeast as well as international firms from Europe, Latin America, and Canada.

RSM US LLP is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with more than 9,000 professionals and associates in 90 cities nationwide. It is a licensed CPA firm and the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 41,000 people in over 120 countries. RSM uses its deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of clients to help them succeed.