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An Overview of our Shared MissionPresented by the Florida Alternative Investment Association2014

About Us2014Page-2A not – for –profit alternative investment association - originally started in 2007 as the South Florida Hedge Fund Manager Association.Members located in 12 different countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, France, Great Britain, India, Ireland, Mexico, Peru, and USA.All institutional Alternative Investment funds located in the state of Florida.Over 143 members representing a total AUM of $761 billion: - 54% are Fund Managers representing approximately $354 Billion in AUM - 10% are Best of Breed Service Providers - 36% are Investors representing approximately $607 Billion in buy side capitalWe focus on: “facilitating the flow of information and collaboration between Fund Managers, Government Officials, Service Providers & Investors by connecting, Informing, establishing, enabling, growing, and advising on key issues like alignment of interests, transparency and best practices for all stakeholders. ”The Florida Alternative Investment Association (FLAIA) is a not-for-profit 501 (C) 6 organization created to establish Florida as an internationally leading center for Alternative Investment management. Our mission spans a broad-range of areas including Community Building, Education, Branding, Capital Attraction, Business Attraction, and Policy Optimization. Our ultimate goal is to articulate the State of Florida's impressive strengths as a center for Alternative Investment management and systematically strengthen the state's Alternative Investment "eco-system" over time.Spotlight:

Community Building2014Page-3Objective:Provide a forum in which Florida-based Alternative Investment managers can benefit from each others expertise and identify ways in which the FLAIA can help further the objectives of our members.Quarterly networking eventsFull-featured association website with:Industry newsMember articles / blogsJob opportunitiesRegistry of local service providersPartnerships with important affiliatesManaged Funds Association (MFA)CFA InstituteCT Hedge Fund AssociationNew York Hedge Fund Round TableMid-Atlantic Hedge Fund AssociationChartered Alternative Investment Analysts AssociationMembership registryList of upcoming eventsConnectEnableInformGrowAdviseEstablishCommunity BuildingCapital AttractionIndustry & Community EducationBrand BuildingBusiness AttractionPolicy Optimization

Industry & Community Education 2014Page-4Objective:Provide association members access to the latest news and developments affecting the alternative investment industry as well as play a key role in educating and informing Floridians on the important role that alternative investments can play in Florida’s economic future.Member educational events focusing on:Macro-economic trends and trajectoriesAlternative Investment and risk management models and strategiesThe evolving regulatory landscapeResearch tools and service providersOperational controls and risk managementInvestor relations and performance reportingCommunity educational events focusing on:The alternative investment industry’s role in driving job creation across FloridaVC., P.E., and Hedge Fund enabled business success stories across FloridaAlternative investment’s role in increasing public investment fund returns at lower levels of riskConnectEnableInformGrowAdviseEstablishCommunity BuildingCapital AttractionIndustry & Community EducationBrand BuildingBusiness AttractionPolicy OptimizationIndustry & Community EducationCommunity Building

Brand Building2014Page-5Objective:Leverage Florida’s pro-business policies, world-class infrastructure, diverse talent base, and attractive lifestyle to establish Florida as a leading center for Private Equity (P.E.), Venture Capital (VC), and Hedge Fund management.Creation of a cohesive and integrated brand that establishes Florida as a leading center for alternative investment managementLeverage partner industry groups (MFA, CFA Institute, New York Hedge Fund Roundtable, etc…) to establish the Florida alternative industry brand regionally, nationally, and internationallyPartner with the state’s Economic Development team to reinforce the state’s brand as a leading center for alternative investment managementLeverage broad range of media (print, television, radio, social media, web, etc.) to build and reinforce Florida’s alternative investment management brandConnectEnableInformGrowAdviseEstablishCommunity BuildingCapital AttractionIndustry & Community EducationBrand BuildingBusiness AttractionPolicy OptimizationIndustry & Community EducationCommunity Building

Capital Attraction2014Page-6Objective:Connect Florida-based investment managers and business owners with the sources of capital and assets needed to grow their businesses, invest in innovation, strengthen their regional and international competitiveness, and accelerate job creation across the State of Florida.External capital acquisition “road shows” (New York, Connecticut, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc…)Early-stage “Angel”, P.E., and V.C. business funding pitch sessionsEntrepreneurial enablement seminars focused on optimizing the funding prospects for early-stage venturesPartner with Florida economic development groups to identify targeted investment opportunities in high growth Florida industries and firmsIdentify opportunities to fund ventures that address critical “Value Chain” gaps in Florida’s strategic industry clustersConnectEnableInformGrowAdviseEstablishCommunity BuildingCapital AttractionIndustry & Community EducationBrand BuildingBusiness AttractionPolicy OptimizationIndustry & Community EducationCommunity Building

Business Attraction2014Page-7Objective:Leverage the FLAIA’s access to capital and broad financing expertise to attract both financial and non-financial firms to the State of Florida, as well as acting as a catalyst for growth and increased competitiveness for the state’s strategic industry clusters.Partner with FLAIA V.C. and P.E. members to relocate emerging firms and create sustainable jobs within the State of FloridaPartner with the state’s Economic Development resources to structure financing necessary to fund business relocation effortsHost targeted business attraction road shows in key markets (New York, Connecticut, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc…)Play key role in recruiting investment managers and other firms that align with the state’s strategic cluster development strategyConnectEnableInformGrowAdviseEstablishCommunity BuildingCapital AttractionIndustry & Community EducationBrand BuildingBusiness AttractionPolicy OptimizationIndustry & Community EducationCommunity Building

Policy Optimization2014Page-8Objective:Assist Florida government decision makers in their efforts to establish an alternative investment regulatory framework while ensuring that Florida remains an attractive center for alternative investment management. In addition, significant effort will be made to identify ways in which alternative investment strategies can play an important role in accelerating the state’s economic growth and job creation efforts.Partner with governmental decision makers to establish the optimal state-level regulatory framework for the alternative investment industry in FloridaPartner with public and private pension funds to generate higher yields via targeted use of alternative investment strategiesPartner with state economic development groups to accelerate the growth of the state’s strategic industry clustersPartner with the Managed Funds Association (MFA) to influence national regulatory issues impacting the Florida alternative investment community ConnectEnableInformGrowAdviseEstablishCommunity BuildingCapital AttractionIndustry & Community EducationBrand BuildingBusiness AttractionPolicy OptimizationIndustry & Community EducationCommunity Building

The Value of the FLAIA Model2014Page-9The FLAIA’s mission has been designed to serve the needs of our members and the communities in which we live and work by:Building bridges between alternative investment managers and large sources of capitalFacilitating capital acquisition efforts by establishing Florida as a leading center for alternative investment managementRepresenting Florida-based fund manager’s perspectives and needs as they relate to Regulatory reform efforts underway within the stateImproving the breadth and quality of the fund management service provider network within FloridaFund ManagersProviding a “Jump Start” to job creation efforts across the State of FloridaStrengthening the competitiveness and growth prospects of the state’s strategic industry clustersImproving the fiscal solvency of the state, its key agencies, and the 1 MM+ beneficiaries of the Florida Retirement System (FRS)Assisting in the creation of a Florida-specific regulatory framework that serves the interests of the investment, investor, and non-investor communityFlorida Residents

The FLAIA Board of Directors2014Page-10 *See page 11 for board member bio’sFlavio LobatoLatAm DevelopmentMaurice BerkowerAudit / ControlsMichael CorcelliChairmanAlan FlorezGovernment AffairsJay GouldLegal CouncilThe FLAIA Management TeamRainford Knight, Ph.DAcademic ResearchTim NgInstitutional InvestorsBruce McGuireStrategic AffiliationsRichard StraitService Providers

Management Team Bio’s2014Page-11FLAIA’s Board of Directors

Board of Director Bio’s2014Page-12FLAIA’s Board of DirectorsJay GouldMr. Grould practices in the Corporate & Securities area and is leader of Pillsbury's Investment Funds & Investment Management practice team. He is an acknowledged industry leader in alternative investments oversight, regulatory frameworks, and compliance. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gould served as Chief Counsel for E*TRADE Global Asset Management, Inc., Vice President with TransAmerica Life Companies, Senior Counsel to Bank of America NT&SA, and as an attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission, White & Case LLP, and two other major international law firms. He received his J.D. from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 1983 and his B.A. from University of Washington in 1978.Rainford Knight, Ph.D.Dr. Knight joins the FLAIA from the University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University, where he holds joint professorship positions. In addition to his academic focus, he brings a wealth of applied industry experience, as he is a co-founder and Partner of the Florida Institute of Finance, a consulting and financial services think tank located in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Knight also possesses significant applied industry experience in the areas of: Mergers and Acquisition, Venture Capital Investments, Fixed Income Pool Analytics, Hedge Fund Analytics and Portfolio Construction and Asset Allocation. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Florida Atlantic University with a doctoral thesis in the area of initial public offerings (IPOs)Richard StraitMr. Strait is the founder and Senior Partner of Strait, LLC, a guaranteed broker for Triland USA, Mitsubishi Corporation’s global futures clearing hub. He has held a number of senior positions across the financial services industry including Metals Marketing Director for NYMEX, and VP of Marketing for ING Barings. Richard has served on the board of the Gold, and Silver Institutes as well as numerous Exchange committees over the years. He currently serves as chairman of the Metro NY chapter of the International Precious Metals Institute, and is on the board of the NIBA (National Introducing Brokers Association).

Board of Director Bio’s2014Page-13FLAIA’s Board of DirectorsTim NgMr. Ng is a Managing Director and Head of Research at Clearbrook Investment Consulting.  Prior to Clearbrook, Tim was President and Chief Investment Officer of Structured Investments Group, LLC.  Tim began his career in 1982, and has served as an alternative investment and hedge fund advisor in numerous capacities.  Previously Tim was a Managing Partner with Access International Advisors, and has held the title of Senior Vice President in varying roles at Prudential Securities, Smith Barney, and Oppenheimer & Company.  With more than 25 years of investment experience, Tim has had oversight of more than $5 billion of investor capital on behalf of corporations, pension funds, endowments and foundations, banks, investment advisory firms, and family offices.  Tim received a B.A. in Economics from Stony Brook University and an MBA with honors from Long Island University.