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About HFR, Inc.


 

About Hedge Fund Research, Inc. (HFR)

HFR - The global leader in the alternative investment industry


Hedge Fund Research:
The Institutional Standard


Hedge Fund Research, Inc. (HFR) is the global leader in the alternative investment industry. Established in 1992, HFR specializes in the areas of indexation and analysis of hedge funds. HFR Database, the most comprehensive resource available for hedge fund investors, includes fund-level detail on historical performance and assets, as well as firm characteristics on both the broadest and most influential hedge fund managers. HFR has developed the industry's most detailed fund classification system, enabling granular and specific queries for relative performance measurement, peer group analysis and benchmarking.

HFR produces over 100 indices of hedge fund performance ranging from industry-aggregate levels down to specific, niche areas of sub-strategy and regional investment focus. With performance dating back to 1990, the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index is the industry's most widely used standard benchmark of hedge fund performance globally. The HFR suite of Analysis Products leverages the HFR Database to provide detailed, current, comprehensive and relevant aggregate reference points on all facets of the hedge fund industry. HFR also offers consulting services for clients seeking customized top-level or more nuanced analysis.

For the hedge fund industry's leading investors and hedge fund managers, Hedge Fund Research is The Institutional Standard.

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Executive Biographies

Joseph G. Nicholas, CEO
Founder and Chairman
HFR Group L.L.C.

Joseph G. Nicholas is Founder and Chairman of HFR Group L.L.C. and its affiliated companies. The HFR companies specialize in alternative investments, providing investment products and advisory and research services. HFR Group includes HFR Asset Management, L.L.C., an SEC Registered Investment Adviser based in Chicago, with offices in London and Tokyo, specializing in fund of funds management, index funds management, product structuring, trading manager selection and risk management; and Hedge Fund Research, Inc., the industry's leading supplier of data and research on hedge funds, specializing in the construction and management of hedge fund indices. HFR Asset Management was named Fund of Funds Leader of the Year at the 2004 Hedge Fund Industry Awards. Mr. Nicholas is author of Hedge Fund of Funds Investing (Bloomberg Press; December 2003); Market Neutral Investing (Bloomberg Press: August 2000); Investing in Hedge Funds: Revised and Updated Edition (Bloomberg Press: August 2005) among others. Mr. Nicholas is a frequent lecturer on topics relating to alternative investments. Mr. Nicholas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from DePaul University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Northwestern University School of Law.

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Kenneth J. Heinz, President
Hedge Fund Research, Inc.

Kenneth J. Heinz, CFA is the President of Hedge Fund Research, Inc. (HFR) and is a leading authority on the global hedge fund industry. Mr. Heinz oversees the aggregation and distribution of content for HFR's industry-leading hedge fund database and also oversees HFR's hedge fund indexation and analysis franchises. Mr. Heinz has provided consulting services to the hedge fund industry's most significant institutional investors globally and has worked directly with thousands of hedge fund managers, including many of the industry's most influential firms. He has also contributed authoritative research and commentary to some of the industry's best-known conferences and organizations, having given presentations at GAIM (Monaco), the Swiss Funds Association (SFA), University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Alternative Investment Council of Switzerland (AIC), University of Chicago Center for Research and Security Prices (CRSP), Skybridge Investor Conference (Las Vegas), Money Talks (China) and various CFA Society Events. He is also a highly sought after source of expert commentary for leading media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Dow Jones Newswires, The Financial Times (FT), CNBC (U.S., European and Asian networks), The New York Times, London Times, the Guardian, CNN, Fortune, Time, Pensions & Investments, Barron's and many more.

Prior to his role with Hedge Fund Research, Inc., Mr. Heinz was a Manager of the Investment Management Division with HFR Asset Management (HFRAM) where he was responsible for strategic evaluation and due diligence of hedge funds for investment. Prior to joining HFRAM, he had over 5 years of experience as a trading member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. He has a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Chicago with a concentration in Finance, Statistics and Econometrics, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from the University of Illinois; he maintains the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.

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HFR company President, Kenneth Heinz, was a recent subject of the Face to Face column of Pensions & Investments magazine.

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