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Expert in Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, Securities Industry, Stock Market, Securities Fraud, Fiduciary Duty

Expert ID: 727738 Florida, USA

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Expert has been working on Wall Street for more than twenty years in various capacities, including investment management, institutional brokerage, insurance, hedge fund and mutual fund product development, marketing and distribution. Expert is Managing Director of A&C Advisors LLC, a firm that provides strategic advice and counsel along with fund governance services to the investment management industry. He serves as a director to both on-shore and off-shore investment vehicles and is a registered director under the Directors Registration and Licensing Law, 2014 of the Cayman Islands. He is also a Strategic Advisor to ZyFin Funds Ltd, PTE, an India-based index fund provider where he is responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s domestic business model. Expert has worked at firms including Apex Funds Services, Morgan Stanley, Cantor Fitzgerald and Orbitex Financial Services Group. He is the Co-Founder of the HEDGEAnswers online community, the largest independent source for information for individuals to learn about launching and growing hedge funds. Expert is the Co-Founder of Operations for Alternatives an event series focused on the convergence of the investment management industry and is a founding board member of the Investment Management Due Diligence Association.
Expert, an accomplished writer specializing in finance, has written extensively about the investment management industry and is the author of nine books including: The Fundamentals of Hedge Fund Management “First Edition” (Wiley (Undisclosed)), “Second Edition” (Wiley (Undisclosed)), Getting Started in Hedge Funds “First Edition” (Wiley (Undisclosed)), “Second Edition” (Wiley 2005) and “Third Edition” (Wiley (Undisclosed)), The Long and Short of Hedge Fund (Wiley (Undisclosed)) and Essential Stock Picking Strategies (Wiley (Undisclosed)), which was named by Barron’s as one of the ten best investment books of the year. He is also the author of Julian Robertson: A Tiger in the land of Bulls and Bears (Wiley (Undisclosed)). His articles have appeared in The New York Post, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe as well as various trade publications around the world.

Expert graduated from Clark University with a Bachelor of Arts in (Undisclosed). While at Clark he was a Clark Writing Fellow and Editor in Chief of the campus newspaper. He was born and raised in Framingham, Massachusetts and is a graduate of the Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees, is a member of the Executive committee and Chairs the Audit committee.

Expert is a former trustee of The Jewish Board of Family in Children Services in New York City and a past president of Jewish Big Brothers and Sisters. Although no longer involved with the Big Brother Big Sister program, he maintains an active relationship with his “little” with whom he was matched with in 1995.

Prior to moving to Florida in June of (Undisclosed), Expert was an active member of the Fanwood Rescue Squad, which provides volunteer Emergency Medical Services to Fanwood and the surrounding communities in Union County New Jersey. He is a State of New Jersey Certified Emergency Medical Technician.

He has advised a large hedge fund on product development and marketing both here and in Europe.He has worked with a large technology company to expand its market penetration in Asia and EuropeHe has worked with a large investment firm to expand its market share in the US-based broker dealer community.He has provided strategic advice and counsel to a large law firm about business development, marketing and future of the company.He has worked with a large bank to explore merger and acquisition opportunities in the wake of the financial crisis.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida - Hialeah, Florida - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Hollywood, Florida - Pembroke Pines, Florida - Port Saint Lucie, Florida - Miami Beach, Florida - West Palm Beach, Florida - Pompano Beach, Florida - Boca Raton, Florida

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1993 Degree: BA Subject: Politics Institution: Clark University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Director Department: Strategic advice and counsel Responsibilities: He is responsible for working with clients to develop and create new products in the financial services industry including but not limited to hedge funds, mutual funds, separate accounts, advisory services, brokerage services, administration services and more.
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Strategic Advisor Department: Responsibilities: Working to develop establish an series of India focused investment products to be sold in the United States based
on passive investment strategies. Responsibilities all aspects of business development, product development and
Years: 2017 to 2018 Employer: Apex Funds Services, Inc Title: Managing Director – Head of Business Development Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for all aspects of business development, marketing and sales at global hedge fund and private equity
fund administration company with over $80 billion in assets under administration. Managed sales and marketing team’s effort to grow and expand market share with new and existing clients across multiple asset classes, investment strategies and styles for alternative fund managers.
Years: 2011 to 2013 Employer: Rutgers University Business School Title: Adjunct Professor Department: Responsibilities: Taught both graduate and under graduate classes on Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Equity and Fixed
Income Investing.
Years: 2011 to 2013 Employer: The Institute for International Research Title: Managing Director – Financial Services Division Department: Responsibilities: Managed a team of seven conference producers and three sales professionals to create and operate a portfolio of financial services conferences around the globe. The business to business conference subjects include: hedge funds, private equity, mutual funds, pre-paid credit cards, private placement life insurance, operational due diligence, exchange traded funds, emerging payments and agriculture investing. Directly responsible for managing all aspects of the $15 plus million revenue generating division including; product development, marketing, human resources, financial and management reporting.
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc Title: Rainmaker Department: Business Development Responsibilities: Develop and expand business for brokerage firm among high net worth and institutional investors.
Years: 1999 to 2001 Employer: Orbitex Financial Services Group, Inc. Title: Director of Product Development and Marketing Department: Responsibilities: Developed and marketed domestic and offshore money management products for global financial services firm.
Worked to build the Orbitex Group of Funds from $33 million in assets under management to over $900 million as
of February 2001; through a direct sales and domestic wholesaling effort. Developed both internally and subadvised investment management vehicles which were sold through wire-houses and regional broker dealers.
Responsibilities included: Overseeing global marketing plan of the company, coordination of retail and institutional
sales efforts, managing public relations effort, product development, and strategy.
Years: 1998 to 1999 Employer: Winstar Government Securities Corp. Title: Senior Vice President Sales Department: Responsibilities: Created and implemented sales organization for online odd-lot U.S. Treasury firm. Took sales from approximately
35 trades a day to over 250 trades per day and primed the firm for sale to Fahnestock & Co. Inc. in December 1998.
Clients included; Legg Mason, Charles Schwab, and Comerica Securities. Responsibilities included: Client
development and retention focused on the regional and wire-house brokerage community.
Years: 1995 to 1998 Employer: Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Title: Vice President/ Associate Department: Responsibilities: Extensive training in U.S. Treasury and global fixed income securities markets. Bought and sold whole loan
residential, commercial, and credit card portfolios on behalf of institutional clients. Developed, implemented and
operated the first electronic trading system for publicly registered but not publicly listed limited partnership units.
Responsibilities included: Handling all aspects of the operation, finance, accounting, creating and implementing a business model, due diligence, product support, and client development.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Series 7, 63, 65, 33;
Life Insurance;
Health Insurance
Professional Appointments
Board of Trustees Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School
Publications and Patents Summary
He is the author of eight books and countless articles on investment management, hedge funds, mutual funds, Wall Street, banking and politics.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He is currently serving as an expert witness in a mutual fund case between two very large players in the industry.
Training / Seminars
He has run and developed training seminars in hedge funds, mutual funds, investment management, Wall Street, and finance around the globe since 1999.
Vendor Selection
He has experience sourcing products and services including postage systems, trading systems, phone systems, insurance, administration services, accounting services, brokerage services, financial services and credit facilities.
Marketing Experience
He can discuss the investment industry including hedge funds, mutual funds, Wall Street, Congress' role in regulating Wall Street and the banks at length. He does this regularly in the media including print, television and radio around the globe.

Fields of Expertise

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