(1) Hedge Fund Manager / Investment Adviser / CTA, (2) Industry Service Provider, (3) Individual (this level is reserved for students & academics; if you are registering individually but are associated with a Firm, please register under the applicable Firm level). THFA Firm memberships allow for 1 primary contact and up to 5 individuals to be listed as sub-members on the entity’s membership roster. Each sub-member receives communications directly from THFA, has access to the members-only portions of THFA's website and is eligible to attend all events free of charge. Sub-members may be designated on the original membership application or added/changed at a later date. If you require sub-member changes, please Contact Us with your request.
All investment industry participants, related vendors, academics, individual investors and interested parties are invited to join the THFA. We have created a scaled, equitable membership dues system in order to encourage membership from all interested parties. Please click here to access the membership application. Payment can be made online by credit card or by check mailed to the Texas Hedge Fund Association.
There is a one-time membership fee to join the THFA, as follows:
Individuals (Reserved for students & academics) -- $100 (if you are registering individually but are associated with a Firm, please register under the applicable Firm level)
Fund Managers / Investment Advisers / CTAs -- $250
Industry Professionals/Service Providers -- $500
The THFA mailing address is:
Texas Hedge Fund Association, Inc.
c/o Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Attn: Bradley M. Pugh
1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite 4100
Dallas, TX 75201
The THFA is a well-supported, motivated and active not-for-profit entity that promotes the understanding of the hedge fund industry and dialogue between the regional members of the investment community, through education and communication.
We serve the entire spectrum of the hedge fund community throughout Texas as well as the Southwestern United States. This includes hedge fund managers, high net worth investors, pension fund investors, family offices, foundations, other institutional investors, vendors (including legal, accounting and prime broker representatives), academics and industry-affiliated parties.
Although other fine trade associations exist, they only partly service the hedge fund industry. As the hedge fund industry grows and matures, particularly in Texas, the need for a grass roots organization that meets the needs of its regional participants is required. The THFA intends to address a broad range of industry and regional issues and provide a forum and resource for investor education, industry development, and networking.
In the United States, Texas is third only to New York and California in assets under management by hedge funds. As the industry is growing and new hedge fund managers are entering the marketplace, the Texas hedge fund community believes a separate, not-for-profit trade association is necessary to help address the regional and immediate issues hedge fund managers and investors now require in addition to providing a dynamic, live and local forum for the industry and its participants.
We welcome all hedge fund industry participants throughout the Southwest to join our association. As we mentioned before, Texas is the third largest center for hedge funds, in terms of assets under management, in the United States. Because of this fact, we decided to center our association here.
The THFA is a non-profit organization for the members by the members and all dues will be used for the prudent benefit of the association, it's membership and the industry. This will include costs of educational resources, maintenance of the association website, costs associated with industry events including speaker fees, venue costs and refreshments at these functions. As the association grows, more ambitious educational and industry projects may be embarked upon.
This will depend on your motivation for joining and your participation within the hedge fund community. For Institutions, the THFA will provide a valuable educational resource, of which they can take advantage. The THFA will provide access to the most talented minds in the industry. For academic members, the THFA will provide a forum for the interaction with and feedback from the practical side of the industry. Hedge fund managers will gain access to other managers and a recommended directory of resources and services; have access to industry icons and mentors and network with industry colleagues. Besides these specific benefits to specific members, the THFA will function as a community for the industry and all affiliated and interested parties, contributing to the industry's growth and well-being.
Institutions and investors, including pension funds, foundations, regional banks, trust companies, fund of funds, wealth management firms in addition to family offices, hedge fund managers, traditional investment managers, industry lawyers, accountants, brokers, prime-brokers, administrators, registered investment advisers, academics, students and all other interested parties.
Committees are appointed by the Executive Director from invitees and nominations received from the membership. Please indicate your interest in committee membership when joining or enquiring through the web site.
The THFA plans to officially meet once a quarter in a Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin or San Antonio with special events planned around these dates in addition to planned special regional events, seminars, educational "road shows" and the like at various times during the year as budgets and timing dictate.
We welcome guests to any THFA event. Please note that guest fees may be levied depending on the event, simply to cover the cost of speakers, venues and refreshments.
Please contact an officer of the THFA. This information is located on the Contact Us page of the web site. Any one of the officers will be able to discuss establishing an affiliation with your organization.
Please contact an officer of the THFA to learn more about advertising opportunities with us. This information is located on the Contact Us page. Again, any one of the officers can discuss advertising opportunities on our web site.
We provides links to various resources related to the industry and plan to provide additional content to our members. Members can visit our Links and Resources page to access our educational materials.
Again, THFA members can visit our Links and Resources page to learn more about hedge funds and the hedge fund industry.