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Four of the five charities are Bermuda-based: Family Centre, PRIDE Bermuda, Women’s Resource Centre and Bermuda National Gallery; Technoserve is in Washington, DC

Hedge Connection, the alternative investment industry’s patented platform connecting investment managers with asset allocators and organizer of Global Fund Forum 2015 in Bermuda June 22-24, has announced its selection of five charities to benefit from the conference’s “Shark Tank” style asset allocation competition, The Pitch.  Each competing investment manager will donate to one of the five pre-selected charities: Family Centre,PRIDE BermudaWomen’s Resource CentreBermuda National Gallery (four Bermuda-based charitable organizations) or Technoserve in Washington, DC.  Hedge Connection will further support these five charities through its May 15 to  June 21, 2015 stock picking contest  “GFF Bermuda Challenge” organized by Portfolios with Purpose.

“We are very excited to integrate this charitable component within the asset allocation framework of our event, especially our decision to channel much of the philanthropic benefits to Bermuda-based organizations,” says Hedge Connection CEO Lisa Vioni. “It was important for us to select and support charities that serve specific causes I had identified including poverty prevention, women’s empowerment, children affected by substance abuse and arts education.  In addition to the donations by participating investment managers, Hedge Connection will donate directly to each of these charities.”

About Global Fund Forum 2015 (Watch the video here)

Global Fund Forum 2015, organized by Hedge Connection, takes place June 22-24, 2015 in Bermuda at Fairmont Southampton. The event provides for pre-arranged 1:1 meetings between fund managers and asset allocators. Registration for fund managers includes advance promotion to the entire Hedge Connection ecosystem. Qualified allocators receive a complimentary event pass that includes the same meeting and networking opportunities and event technology access as managers.  To view the full agenda and register, please visit www.hedgeconnection.com/gff/.  Sponsors receive a unique mix of direct event networking and high visibility promotion in advance via online interactive profiles and thought leadership content exposure.  

About Hedge Connection: www.hedgeconnection.com or @hedgeconnection.

Launched in 2005, Hedge Connection is a patented marketing platform for alternative investment managers as well as a robust information portal for accredited investors. Efficiently combining virtual introductions with live meetings, Hedge Connection has grown to become the most widely recognized and innovative, yet compliant, marketing solution of its kind for the hedge fund industry.  Hedge Connection’s fund database provides investors with access to over 7,000 hedge funds, funds of funds and CTAs. The Boardroom, the alternative industry’s leading online community, is woven into the fabric of the fund database and facilitates relationship building, networking, and the free-flow of information. Hedge Connection’s online ecosystem is complemented by premier one-on-one networking events, including the Global Fund Forum. Since 2005, investors and hedge funds have participated in numerous related events, resulting in thousands of direct meetings.