California Hedge Fund Association Announces Adam R. Wagner Joins Board of Directors

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Statewide organization fostering the growth and development of the hedge fund and alternative investment community in California through advocacy of sound business practices, welcomes its newest board member.

The Board of Directors of the California Hedge Fund Association (CHFA) has elected Adam R. Wagner, the Chief Operating Officer of Blue Jay Capital Management LLC, to become a Director on the Board. In his current role Mr. Wagner is responsible for the daily trading operations, marketing and investor relations functions at Blue Jay which manages long/short equity healthcare portfolios.

Prior to joining Blue Jay in 2013, Wagner was a vice president of Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company, where he was a senior member of the Sales and Relationship Management group within Pershing Prime Services. Wagner was responsible for establishing and maintaining prime brokerage and financing relationships with hedge funds, mutual funds and other alternative managers.

Before joining Pershing, Wagner served as a Relationship Manager in the prime brokerage divisions of J.P. Morgan and Bear Stearns where he supported the clearing and trading needs of the firm’s hedge fund clients.

“The key to the long term success of CHFA has been the continual addition of talented, committed individuals to our Board of Directors and in this tradition we welcome Adam Wagner as our newest Board member. The knowledge and depth of experience he brings to our organization is tremendous and California’s alternative investment community will be well-represented by his involvement,” said Jason Gerlach, CHFA President, and CEO and Managing Partner of Sunrise Capital Partners LLC.

ABOUT THE CHFA: The California Hedge Fund Association is a non-profit, member based organization founded in 2010 to foster the growth and development of the hedge fund community in California through advocacy of sound business practices, events, resources and educational programs. The CHFA is comprised of over 1,200 members. For more information, visit:

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