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HFA Selects Local Funds Leaders as Co-Directors of Cayman Islands Chapter

17 Dec 2013

The Hedge Fund Association ("HFA") announced today the appointments of Christina Bodden and Colin Nicholson as Co-Directors of the HFA's Cayman Islands Chapter.  These talented hedge fund industry professionals have been selected to direct the HFA's local member events and educational programs, and to contribute to the organisation's global mission of increasing transparency, accelerating business and professional development, and fostering greater trust in alternative investments. 

Christina Bodden is a partner in the Investment Funds Group of leading international law firm, Maples and Calder.  She specialises in the structuring of private equity funds and advising on the related downstream transactions.  Christina also works extensively with major institutions and hedge fund managers and their onshore counsel, advising on the structuring and ongoing operation of all aspects of investment funds.  Additionally, she has a particular expertise in hedge fund sideletter arrangements and fund restructurings.  Christina joined the firm's Investment Funds group in 2004 and was elected as a partner in 2012.  She is a co-founder of the Cayman Islands location of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and serves both on their main local committee and their philanthropic sub-committee.

Speaking on her appointment, Christina said, "I am delighted to accept the role as co-director for the Cayman Islands chapter of the HFA.  This association has proven to be a valuable resource for the hedge funds industry and I am excited to partner with such a dynamic and forward thinking group of individuals.  I am honoured to add my voice to the HFA's mandate of advancing transparency, development and trust in alternative investments and I look forward to working with Colin to raise its profile in our region."

"We thank both Christina and Colin for stepping up to lead for the hedge fund industry in the Cayman Islands," said Ron Geffner, Vice President of the HFA.  "Their efforts will result in new opportunities and a stronger voice for HFA members in the Caribbean region and around the globe."

The Hedge Fund Association is an international not-for-profit organisation made up of hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, family offices, high-net-worth individuals, financial advisors, and service providers.  In the US, the HFA has chapters in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and on the West Coast.  Internationally, the HFA has chapters in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America and the Cayman Islands.  HFA works on behalf of the entire hedge fund industry, including more than 10,000 hedge funds in the US and abroad which collectively manage in excess of $2.4 trillion in assets, as well as sophisticated investors and industry service providers.

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