Hedge Fund Association names new officers

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) announced that ten of its global board members have been elected to additional key roles.

HFA leadership consists of elected and appointed volunteers who do the association’s work on behalf of the whole alternative investment industry.

Lauri Goodwyn and Josh Stone are the newest officers. Goodwyn, a member of the derivatives and trading practice group at Seward & Kissel LLP, is also on the executive committee of that law firm’s Women’s Initiative, and on Seward & Kissel’s blockchains and LIBOR committees. She has been elected HFA’s first chief operating officer.

L-R: Lauri Goodwyn, Josh Stone (provided)

Josh Stone is a founder and principal at Fundslawyer in Miami, where he helps found private funds and advises on regulations. Within HFA, he is now the chief legal officer and co-chair of the regulatory committee.

Goodwyn said that she looks forward to “enhancing operations and helping ensure that we continue to deliver valuable benefits to HFA members worldwide.”

The announced positions also include:

  • Rajpal Arulpragasam, Partnership Committee co-chair
  • Jill Calton, Philanthropy Committee member
  • Camille Clemons, Sponsorship Committee chair
  • Suzanne Currie, Philanthropy Committee chair
  • Jennifer Keeney, Regulatory Committee member
  • James Koutoulas, Digital Assets Committee chair, Regulatory Committee member
  • Emily Slocum, Philanthropy Committee member
  • Nick Tootle, Partnership Committee co-chair.

Arulpragasam, who studied mathematics at MIT and operations research at Stanford University, is chief operating officer at Pavise Capital Management. 

Calton heads the AI servicing business of UMB Fund Services, offering back-office services to alternative investment funds. 

Clemons, a member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, is business development manager at Cohen & Co.

Currie is senior vice president, institutional sales and family office strategies at Celadon Financial Group LLC. 

Keeney is a member of the Alternative Investment Management Association’s Sound Practices Committee and was a contributing writer to the AIMA Guide to Sound Practices for Operational Risk Management, published in November 2020.

Koutoulas is founder and CEO of Typhon Capital Management.  He is also president and co-founder of the Commodity Customer Coalition and led the full recovery of the billions lost for customers affected by the collapse of MF Global. 

Slocum is global head of client services for GQR Global Markets, also oversees Woman on Wall Street, and runs her own clothing line.

Tootle, the new partnership committee co-chair, is a principal of Kaufman Rossin, a New York-based accounting and advisory firm.

Christopher Faille

Christopher Faille has written on a variety of legal, regulatory, and financial issues for decades. He is the author of "The Decline and Fall of the Supreme Court" (1995), for example, and the coauthor, with David O'Connor, of "Basic Economic Principles" (2000). He was an early reporter with Lipper HedgeWorld and has contributed to Forbes and to the Hedge Fund Law Report.

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