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The Hedge Fund Center is unique from all other hedge fund resources because it is completely unbiased. Unlike other hedge fund web sites, the Center is not aligned or associated with any investment manager or consulting firm. As such, it can rigorously pursue its goal of providing objective, professional information and evaluation of relevant issues unfettered by commercial or political issues. Such a posture allows it to publish the highest quality content with one goal in mind: transparency.

Transparency is not easily attained in the world of hedge fund investing. Traditionally, the hedge fund industry has been a closed one. Information on hedge funds is not easy to come by. Managers have been slow to provide investors with pertinent information. What is made available is often put forth in obscure, technical language, making interpretation and evaluation problematic. Consulting firms that have collected data on hedge funds levy a heavy access toll. The demise of several well-known hedge funds in the second half of 1998 revealed that such conditions are unacceptable. The Hedge Fund Center was initiated as a remedy to these conditions.

The Center will provide interested parties with direct access to relevant information. It will explain the theoretical, operational, and commercial issues related to hedge funds and hedge fund investing in coherent terms so members can develop an understanding of the intricacies of this industry. It will provide members with the tools necessary to make meaningful evaluations and well informed decisions about hedge funds. These tools will allow members to become educated and prudent investors--ones who will demand to be treated as true partners with money managers with whom they choose to invest.



Tom Augenthaler, Managing Principal of Hedge Fund Center

Tom is a founder and managing principal of Hedge Fund Center. His responsibilities include marketing, online promotion and public relations functions. He is also a founder and managing member of Hedge Fund Launch, LLC (www.hedgefundlaunch.com), the premier network uniting start-up hedge fund managers with providers of seed capital. Additionally, Tom is a co-founder, director and secretary of the Texas Hedge Fund Association (www.texashfa.org).

Tom brings to Hedge Fund Center (and its parent firm, Fund-Investors, LLC) an eclectic background that blends retail and institutional sales/marketing experience on Wall Street with deep expertise in public relations. While with Oppenheimer & Co. and Smith Barney, Tom marketed alternative investment strategies to Fortune 1000 companies and pension managers. These investment strategies included equity long/short, market neutral, dividend capture, global/macro, and tactical asset allocation.

In the public relations realm, Tom was affiliated with Weber Shandwick Worldwide and Golin/Harris International. During his affiliation with these firms he provided counsel to clients on the issues of branding, reputation management, media strategy and business-to-business communications. He possesses a broad background in disciplines that include finance, high technology (semi conductors and servers), e-commerce, as well as consumer.

Tom received a B.A. in History from Gettysburg College in 1986 and earned a Masters in Liberal Arts from Harvard University in 1996.

 


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