Foley Hoag Partner Jeffrey Collins to Speak at 2013 Hedge Fund Association Symposium

Panelists to Present on Alternative Investments

May 15, 2013

Jeffrey Collins, Foley Hoag partner and chair of the firm's Business Department, will be one of the featured panelists at the 2013 Hedge Fund Association Symposium on May 22. This seminar, entitled "Are You Leaving Money on the Table?," will raise awareness of various alternative investment opportunities to maximize alpha.

Discussion topics will range from projected tax rate changes to securities class action settlement recovery. In addition, a regulatory and enforcement update on capital raising will highlight the SEC enforcement focus on private fund distribution and investor introduction, the JOBS Act and the European Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMD).

Joining Collins as co-panelists are Joe Palumbo, partner at McGladrey LLP and Peter Hansen, chairman of Battea - Class Action Services LLC. McGladrey partner Scott Mackey will serve as moderator.

Collins' practice focuses on investment advisers and private investment funds, with an emphasis on hedge funds. He helps investment advisers comply with federal and state registration and regulatory standards, and has extensive experience in the formation of onshore and offshore hedge funds and other private funds. Collins also has significant experience in structuring management companies for private fund managers in order to achieve optimal business and tax results for management.

The symposium will take place Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the McGladrey offices at 80 City Square in Boston from 5:30-8:00 p.m., and is co-sponsored by the Hedge Fund Association, McGladrey, Battea - Class Action Services and Foley Hoag.

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