Strategic Exchanges connects innovative markets to a select group of service providers that place a strong emphasis on impacts of regulatory change. Each consortium member provides services that offer unique views and solutions to help financial institutions navigate the new mandates.

Hedge Connection launched in 2005 and is a patented marketing platform for hedge funds and an information portal for investors. We have grown to become the most widely recognized and innovative marketing solution of its kind for the hedge fund industry.

The fund database is powered by Morningstar and provides investors with access to over 7,000 hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity funds and CTAs. The Boardroom, the alternative industry’s leading online community, is woven into the fabric of the fund database and facilitates relationship building, networking, and the free-flow of information. Through the Capital Club, managers have access to over $5 trillion in investor assets.

Hedge Connection’s online ecosystem is complemented by premier one-on-one networking events, including the Global Fund Forum. Since 2005, investors and hedge funds have participated in a variety of Hedge Connection related events, resulting in thousands of direct meetings and hundreds of millions of new investments.

Lisa VioniLisa Vioni is Hedge Connection’s CEO and founding partner. Lisa’s vision for the company stems from her extensive experience in marketing alternative investments and institutional sales. Before founding Hedge Connection in 2005, Lisa served as Director of Marketing at Ellington Management Group and previously at Singleterry & Company. At both firms, Lisa oversaw all aspects of client relationships including raising money, organizing company events, developing marketing strategy and client servicing. Prior to her career in hedge fund marketing, Lisa was on the sell side, rising to Senior Vice President in Mortgage Backed Securities-Institutional Sales at Lehman Brothers Securities. Outside of the financial industry, Lisa has produced three Broadway shows including Long Day’s Journey Into Night for which she won a Tony Award. Lisa earned a B.A. in French Studies with a minor in Economics from Smith College. She currently holds a Series 65 license.