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  • 1.FINANCIAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, LLC &HEDGE F UND BU SINESS OPERATIONS ASSOCIATION PROUDLY PRESENTS Hedge Fund THE 4TH ANNUALIncubation &CO NF ER EN CESeedingA WIN-WIN NETWORKING OPPORTUNITYJANUARY 30-31, 200 8 THE F L ATOTEL, NE W YORK CITY THE ONLY CONFERENCE FOCUSED ON HEDGE FUND SEEDING & INCUBATION! Hear directly from leading seeders about what theyre looking for and what they expect from managers Learn how to best develop your business at different growth stages Uncover key elements of terms & conditions in seeding/incubation contracts Discover how seeders can help middle-stage funds break through to the next level of profitability Increase your odds of raising capital through effective presentations Determine the pros & cons of capital raising through third-party marketers, prime brokers and seeders Learn to attract capital from non-traditional sourcesPLUS: Attend our one-of-a kind workshop focused on contract Terms & Conditions: Key legal issues you need to know before the deal is signed! OUR SPEAKING FACULTY: Jay B Gould Antonio Fernndez-MontesMatthew T. HoffmanSteven M. Simmons Liz Flores, CAIA Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Proxima Alfa InvestmentsWeston Capital Management LLC Terra Nova Financial, LLC Crestview Capital Funds Ron Geffner Riva M Waller Mark AbeshouseDeborah G. George Michael H. Finnell Sadis & Goldberg, LLC Man Investments Augustus Capital LLCGrowing Emerging Managers Services MIT Associates, LLC Marc D. Abel, CPA, MSTCarrie SimonThe Augustus MJK Fund Jeff M. McCarthyRichard Beleutz Stonebrook Fund ManagementIR2 Inc.Doug Cramer Jefferies & Company, Inc. Alternative Investment Resource, LLC John M. Pagli, Jr.Michael L. WeissAlternative Access Capital, LLC Rob Davis Philippe Jorion Pursuit Partners LLCFrontier Financial Advisors John MassyMerlin Securities Pacific Alternative Asset Management Victor L. ZimmermannCary M. Klivan, CPA Capital Z Investment Partners, LLCSteve ShenfeldCompany Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLPAmber Partners (USA), Inc.Christopher J. AcitoMD Sass Macquarie Financial Fred Fraenkel Marc Mehrespand Alan D. Swersky InvestcorpStrategies Management LLC Millennium 3 Capital K&L Gates Olympia Capital Management, Inc.Paul EckelStephen Dreskin Lance Friedler Jeff Landle Julianne Recine Emerging ManagerTouchstone Group, LLC Sadis & Goldberg, LLC Hardt Group AIG InvestmentsCONFERENCE SPONSORS:GOLD SPONSORSILVER SPONSOR TO REGISTER: CALL 800-28 0-8 440 OR VISIT US AT WWW.F RALLC.COM

2. Thank you for attending the conference! Financial Research Associates is an accredited institution and wepride ourselves on the cutting edge presentations delivered at our conferences. We make every effort to secure advance copies of these presentations for your continued review following the close of the conference.From time to time due to proprietary concerns or internal legal constraints, speakers are unable to submit presentations for duplication and distribution. In this rare case, we encourage you toutilize the contact details provided in their biography to request asingle copy of the presentation. 3. The 4th Annual Hedge Fund Incubation & SeedingConferenceJanuary 30-31, 2008 The Flatotel HotelNew York City ______________________________________________________________________________DAY ONEWednesday, January 30, 20078:00 AMConference Registration & Continental Breakfast8:30 AMOPTIONAL PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPTerms & Conditions for Starting a Hedge Fund through Seeding/Incubation Ron Geffner, PartnerSADIS & GOLDBERG LLP John M. Pagli, Jr., Director of Strategic Business DevelopmentPURSUIT PARTNERS LLC Victor L. Zimmermann, PartnerCURTIS, MALLET-PREVOST, COLT & MOSLE LLP Marc Mehrespand, Senior AssociateK&L GATES Workshop will include a 15-minute refreshment break from 10 am to 10:15 am11:15 AM Luncheon for Workshop Attendees / Registration for Main Conference12:15 PM Conference Chairmans Welcome and Opening Remarks Jay Gould, PartnerPILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP12:25 PM The Challenge of Identifying New Talented Hedge Fund Managers: How andWhere Can We Find Them? 4. Antonio Fernndez-MontesPROXIMA ALFA INVESTMENTS12:45 PM Supply & Demand Analysis: Have the Terms of Seeding/Incubation Evolvedin Light of the Volatility of the Summer of 2007? Jeff Landle, Chief Investment OfficerHARDT GROUP Steve Shenfeld, Sr. Managing DirectorMD SASS MACQUARIE FINANCIAL STRATEGIES MANAGEMENT LLC Antonio Fernndez-MontesPROXIMA ALFA INVESTMENTS1:15 PMDeveloping a Business Plan for your Hedge Fund: Learning to Align thePlanets for Success Riva M. Waller, Head of Investment Structures GroupMAN INVESTMENTS Carrie Simon, PresidentIR2 INC. Michael L. Weiss, CEOFRONTIER FINANCIAL ADVISORS 2:15 PMOperational Perspective: What Do Funds Need to Build at Different Stagesof Growth? Marc D. Abel CPA, MST, Chief Financial OfficerSTONEBROOK FUND MANAGEMENT Cary M. Klivan, CPA, PresidentAMBER PARTNERS (USA), INC. Alan D. Swersky, CPA, Head of Operational Due DiligenceOLYMPIA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC. Julianne Recine, Vice President, Head of Operational Due DiligenceAIG INVESTMENTS3:15 Afternoon Break *A Two Part Seeder/Manager Discussion on Early & Middle SeedingConsiderations* 5. 3:30 PM Part I: Seeders Criteria & Allocation Considerations For Smaller/Earlier Stage Funds Seeder Perspective: Matthew T. Hoffman, Chief Investment Officer WESTON CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLCHedge Fund Perspective: Mark Abeshouse, Managing Member & CEO AUGUSTUS CAPITAL LLC Co-General Partner THE AUGUSTUS MJK FUNDMarketer Perspective: Doug Cramer, President ALTERNATIVE ACCESS CAPITAL, LLC4:20PMPart II: Middle-Staging SeedingJohn Massy, Vice President CAPITAL Z INVESTMENT PARTNERS, LLCHank Murphy, Principal, Manager Development INVESTCORP4:45 PM End of Day One DAY TWO Tuesday, January 31, 20088:00 AM Continental Breakfast8:45 AM Conference Chairmans Recap of Day OneJay Gould, Partner PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP*A Three-Part Capital Raising Analysis: * 9:00 AM Part I: Increasing Your Odds of Raising Capital by Properly Creating & Presenting Your StoryModerator: Paul Eckel, Founder EMERGING MANAGERPanelists: Steven M. Simmons, Senior Vice President, Institutional Sales and Trading 6. TERRA NOVA FINANCIAL, LLC Deborah G. George, PresidentGROWING EMERGING MANAGERS SERVICES Jeff M. McCarthy, Senior Vice PresidentJEFFERIES & COMPANY, INC. Rob Davis, PartnerMERLIN SECURITIES10:15 AM Part II: Raising Capital Moderator:Stephen Dreskin, Managing DirectorTOUCHSTONE GROUP, LLC Panelists:Doug Cramer, PresidentALTERNATIVE ACCESS CAPITAL, LLC Liz Flores, CAIA, Marketing DirectorCRESTVIEW CAPITAL FUNDS Michael H. Finnell, Managing PartnerMIT ASSOCIATES, LLC Jewel Huijnen, Hedge FundsBEAR STEARNS ASSET MANAGEMENT 11:15 AM Morning Break11:30 AM Part III: Looking at Non-Traditional Capital Raising Sources: From PlanSponsors Trends to New Global Opportunities Richard Beleutz, Managing PartnerALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT RESOURCES, LLC John M. Pagli, Jr., Director of Strategic Business DevelopmentPURSUIT PARTNERS LLC12:15 AM Luncheon for all Attendees1:30 AMPAAMCO Study: Do Emerging Managers Out-Perform Mature Managers? Phillippe Jorion, Managing DirectorPACIFIC ALTERNATIVE ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANY 7. 2:15 PM New Buzz Surrounding Non-Traditional AssetsEnvironmental Trading, Energy, Real Estate Hedge Funds, Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, etc. Hans Hurschler, Head, Hedge Fund Ventures RMF INVESTMENT MANAGEMENTMichelle McCloskey, Head of New Alternatives RMF INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT 3:00 PM Legal, Regulatory, Compliance PerspectiveLance Friedler, Partner SADIS & GOLDBERG LLPMarc Mehrespand, Senior Associate K&L GATES3:45 PM End of Conference 8. Dear Conference Participant:On behalf of Financial Research Associates, LLC, I would like to cordially welcome you to this industry event.We have developed this event based on extensive industry research, structuring the topics and gathering together the speaker faculty based on feedback from numerous industry participants. Our goal is to provide you with the most up-to-date industry information possible, along with top-notch networking opportunities. Every effort has been made on our part to obtain the speakers presentation to be included in the book that you have received. If a speakers presentation is not in the book, we would ask that you contact the speaker directly. If we have failed to meet your expectations in any way, please let us know by completing the evaluation form provided at this event. Of course, we would like to hear positive feedback as well!We appreciate that you have chosen to spend your time and training dollars with us, and were committed to satisfying your informational needs. Again, welcome to this event and thank you for your participation--we truly value your business. Sincerely,Lori Medlen, President Financial Research Associates, LLC 9. Upcoming EventsPlease visit our website www.frallc.com for information on any of the following 10. If you have any additional questions or requests for information beyond what is in this document book, please feel free to contact us at any time.A link with final speaker presentations will be forwarded via email approximately 7 business days after the conference. Joanne Miner Financial Research Associates, LLC315 Main Street, Suite APineville, NC 28134704.889.1557Office704.889.1292 Faxjminer@frallc.comwww.frallc.com 11. A Special Thanks to Our Gold SponsorProxima 12. Innovative Investment Solutions Innovative Investment Solutions 13. Innovative Investment SolutionsSingle Hedge Funds Prxima Alfa Investments is a hedge fund platform -the result of a strategic alliance between BBVA and Vega- with offices in London, Madrid and New York.With $2.5N billion of AUM, Prxima aims to seed, support and market talented investment managers. Prxima provides a wide range of services: For entrepreneurial managers we offer: seed