Financial Poise™ Premieres “What is a 'Private' fund?" Ep. 1 of the PE, VC, AND HEDGE FUNDS DE-MYSTIFIED Webinar Series through West LegalEdcenter

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Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter announce the September 19th release of a new webinar series “PE, VC, AND HEDGE FUNDS DE-MYSTIFIED," designed to introduce attorneys and business owners to the basics of these investment vehicles. Moderator Jonathan Friedland of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer joins panelists from firms including Thoma Bravo, Kirkland & Ellis, Latham and Watkins, and Versa Capital Management to explain the legal, financial and investments of these private funds.

Thanks to their seemingly complicated nature and lucrative reputations, the PE, VC and hedge fund industries occupy an almost mythic (and sometimes infamous) status for Americans. The combination of mystery and wealth creates a vacuum for misinformation and mistrust.

Many people are familiar with the terms private equity, venture capital and hedge fund, but few can actually define how each investment vehicle operates or makes money. Thanks to their seemingly complicated nature and lucrative reputations, the PE, VC and hedge fund industries occupy an almost mythic (and sometimes infamous) status for Americans. The combination of mystery and wealth creates a vacuum for misinformation and mistrust. This Financial Poise Webinar series de-mystifies these private funds, explaining their similarities and differences from other investment vehicles and from each other- from the legal, financial, and investment mandate perspectives.

The first episode of the series,“What is a 'Private' fund?," (Register Here) premieres on Tuesday, September 19th at 11am CST and features Moderator Jonathan Friedland of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer. He is joined by David Lorry of Versa Capital Management, John M. Muno of Kirkland & Ellis, Nabil Sabki of Latham & Watkins, and Steven Schwab of Thoma Bravo.

According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the number of private investment funds in the United States grew from 20,000 in Q1 2013 to more than 25,000 in Q1 2015. This included 1,100 more hedge funds, 1,500 more private equity funds and 140 more venture capital funds. So what are private funds and why are they growing so quickly? This webinar explains the basics of private funds, how and why they differ from public investment options, and how investors gain access to the different kinds of private fund vehicles. Included is a breakdown of the three major private funds (private equity, venture capital and hedge fund) and what makes each unique.

Sponsored by EisnerAmper, future episodes in this series include Basics of Fund Formation (airing on October 10), Capital Raising (airing on October 24) and Due Diligence (airing on November 7), all made available live through West LegalEdcenter or on-demand following the live release.

Each episode is delivered in Plain English understandable to business owners and executives without much background in these areas. Yet, each episode is proven to be valuable to seasoned professionals. As with all Financial Poise Webinars, each episode in the series brings you into engaging, sometimes humorous, conversations designed to entertain as it teaches. And, as with all Financial Poise Webinars, each episode in the series is designed to be viewed independently of the other episodes, so that participants will enhance their knowledge of this area whether they attend one, some, or all of the episodes.

ABOUT FINANCIAL POISE™:
Financial Poise™ (http://www.financialpoise.com) provides unbiased news, continuing education, and intelligence to private business owners, executives, investors, and their trusted advisors. For more information contact Emily Goldin at egoldin(at)financialpoise(dot)com or 312-469-0135.

ABOUT EISNERAMPER: EisnerAmper is a leading full-service advisory and accounting firm with offices coast to coast and internationally. Visit http://www.eisneramper.com.

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