Mitch Ackles


  • HFA Global President
  • HFA Global Board of Directors
  • HFA Regulatory Committee
  • HFA Executive Committee


  • CEO, Hedge Fund PR
  • PR, A Leg To Stand On
  • PR, Help For Children

Mitch Ackles is the founder and CEO of Hedge Fund PR, and the global president and spokesman of the Hedge Fund Association, an international non-profit organization that promotes the understanding and development of the alternative investment industry.

With over 30 years experience, Mitch has a track record for excellence. He has executed campaigns for hedge funds, political and economic leaders, service providers, luminaries, conferences, charitable organizations and local, national and global hedge fund groups. Previously, Mitch was marketing director for vFinance, VP of hedge fund capital introduction for Global Partners Group and worldwide marketing manager for Dow Jones TradeStation. Mitch holds a B.A. in PR and communications, is fluent in English and Spanish, and manages reputations for some of the brightest minds and brands in the alternative investment industry.

When raising visibility, his efforts have resulted in thousands of successes, including product and company awards, news articles, cover stories, speaking engagements, broadcast interviews, events, alliances, and product placements on TV and in books, blogs and movies. His contact network is coveted, and includes virtually every editor, reporter, producer, blogger, lawmaker and influencer that has used the term hedge fund. In times when a low profile is preferred, Mitch has insulated clients from press, influenced search engines, and provided guidance on communicating with media, investors, employees and counterparties.

Mitch is devoted to service, demonstrated by pro-bono support of non-profit organizations. As Hedge Fund Association president and spokesman, Mitch is an advocate for the entire hedge fund community. For HFA, he directs media relations, member events and lobbying on Capitol Hill. Mitch also serves as the media contact for Help For Children, a global charitable organization which raises funds for programs that work to prevent and treat child abuse and A Leg To Stand On, a non-profit organization providing free orthopedic care to children in the developing world.