Hedge Fund Association Taps McGladrey’s Kislay (Sal) Shah as New Regional Director

The Hedge Fund Association appoints McGladrey’s Sal Shah to fill its newly created role of Connecticut chapter director.
Sept. 14, 2012 - PRLog -- CHICAGO — (September 14, 2012) –  The Hedge Fund Association, an international organization that represents investors, hedge funds and service providers, recently announced that it has appointed McGladrey’s Kislay (Sal) Shah to fill its newly created role of Connecticut chapter director.

Having recently relocated to McGladrey’s Stamford offices, Shah serves hedge funds and other asset managers based in Connecticut and New York’s Westchester County as a partner for McGladrey, the nation’s fifth largest assurance, tax and consulting firm, with more than 6,500 employees in 75 offices nationwide.

Shah has provided services to the investment industry for more than 22 years, and has worked with a number of leading hedge funds, private equity firms, venture capital funds, fund of funds, mutual funds, collateral debt obligation funds and mortgage-backed assets trading and securitization companies. Prior to joining McGladrey, he worked for 14 years with a Big Four accounting firm.

“One of the HFA’s most important missions has been – and remains – to speak up for the interests of smaller and emerging managers,” said Shah. “However, as a part of our expanding industry advocacy efforts, we also work on behalf of larger hedge fund managers, many of whom are based in Connecticut.”

“Sal’s insights into the institutional investment and hedge fund industries are widely sought after,” said Mitch Ackles, president of the Hedge Fund Association. “We are thrilled that he is bringing his experience to the HFA.”

About The Hedge Fund Association
The Hedge Fund Association is an international not-for-profit organization made up of hedge funds, funds of funds, family offices, high net worth individuals and service providers. In the U.S., the HFA has chapters in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and on the West Coast. Internationally, the HFA has expanded to include chapters in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Cayman Islands. HFA works on behalf o the entire hedge fund industry, including more than 9,500 hedge funds in the U.S. and abroad, which collectively manage more than $2 trillion in assets, as well as sophisticated investors and industry service providers.

About McGladrey
McGladrey LLP is the fifth largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services, with more than 6,500 professionals and associates in 75 offices nationwide. McGladrey is a licensed CPA firm, and is a member of RSM International, the sixth largest global network of independent accounting, tax and consulting firms. For more information, visit http://www.mcgladrey.com, join our Facebook fan page at McGladrey News (http://facebook.com/McGladreyNews), follow us on Twitter @McGladrey (http://www.twitter.com/mcgladrey)and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.
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