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Please join us for the 11th Annual Alternative Investment Industry Update!

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
November 12-13, 2014


Wednesday, November 12, 2014
6:30-8:30 p.m.  Welcome Reception

Thursday, November 13, 2014
7:30 a.m.  Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m.  General Session
4:00 p.m.  Closing

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Marriott Waterfront Hotel 
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-4339  

We reserved a block of standard rooms at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel at a special room rate of $172/night plus applicable taxes.  These rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis through 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, October 24, 2014.  Please click here to make an online reservation with the hotel or call hotel reservations at 877-212-5752 and mention the Arthur Bell Industry Update.

Nearby Hotels:

Since the Marriott Waterfront often sells out, here is a list of hotels within close walking distance to the event:

Hilton Garden Inn
625 South President Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

We reserved a block of standard rooms at the special rate of $229/night plus applicable sales tax at the Hilton Garden Inn. You can call 888-429-7482 and mention the Arthur Bell room block, or use group code ARB in the box labeled group/convention code at The cut-off date for the room block is Friday, October 31, 2014.

Four Seasons Hotel
200 International Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Homewood Suites
625A South President Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Marriott Courtyard Downtown Baltimore
1000 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202


Tina Lewandowski
Marketing Director
Arthur Bell, Certified Public Accountants
410-771-0001 x270

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Additional NASBA information:

Prerequisites: No previous training necessary
CPE credits: Earn up to 7 CPE credits at no charge.
Advance preparation: None
Delivery method: Group-live
Program level: Basic
Refunds: Refunds are not applicable as there is no fee.

Contact information:

For refunds, complaints and/or program cancellation policies, please contact Tina Lewandowski.


Arthur Bell CPAs hosts an Annual Alternative Investment Industry Update for clients, employees, and friends of the Firm to discuss relevant regulatory, compliance, operational, accounting, and tax issues affecting the hedge fund, managed futures, and securities community. The current agenda and list of speakers include:

8:15 a.m.    Welcome remarks
Arthur F. Bell, Jr. - Managing Member, Arthur Bell CPAs

8:20 a.m.    An outlook on the industry
Keynote: Richard H. Baker - President and CEO, Managed Funds Association

8:50 a.m.    Managing the impact of today's regulatory climate
Karl A. Cole-Frieman - Founding Partner, Cole-Frieman and Mallon LLP
Patricia L. Cushing - Director, Compliance, National Futures Association
Mark Polemeni - Chief Compliance Officer, Citadel Asset Management
Moderator: Corey McLaughlin - Member, Arthur Bell CPAs

Snack break

10:10 a.m. Best practices for operational risk management
Greg Ciaverelli - Partner, Private Advisors, LLC
Tom Lloyd - General Counsel, Campbell and Company, Inc.
Marc Lotti - Founding Partner and COO, Aponix Financial Technologists
Moderator: Will Coleman - IT Director, Arthur Bell CPAs

11:10 a.m. Operational implications of a '40 Act Structure
Lance Baker - Chief Financial Officer, Hatteras Funds
Peter Gilroy-Scott - Director, Arthur Bell CPAs 
Andres Sandate - President and CEO, Endurance Fund Services
Allen Taylor - Vice President, Marketing, Hatteras Funds
Moderator:.Jeff Megaro - Member, Arthur Bell CPAs


1:00 p.m. Building bridges: The dynamics (not challenges) of weekly blogging, informing
and not offending

Keynote: Gary A. DeWaal - Special Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

1:30 p.m. Preparing your organization for the future
Arthur F. Bell, Jr. - Managing Member, Arthur Bell CPAs
Whitney A. Chatterjee - Partner, Sullivan and Cromwell LLP
A. Valerie Mirko, Esq. - Deputy General Counsel, North American Securities Administrators Association
Moderator:.Rod Rager - Member, Arthur Bell CPAs

Snack break

2:20 p.m. Update on performance reporting 
Kamelia Dari - Senior Principal Consultant, ACA Performance Services
Debby Hallett - Director, Arthur Bell CPAs
Alan S. MacKenzie, Jr. - Chief Financial Officer, The Gargoyle Group

Moderator:.Keith Stafford - Member, Arthur Bell CPAs

3:00 p.m. Tax and fund update
Joseph Bergman - Partner, Brick and Patel LLP
Ryan Carling - Director, Arthur Bell CPAs
Moderator: Josh Morgenstern - Member, Arthur Bell CPAs

3:30 p.m.  Accounting and audit update

Michael Minehane - Partner, Doran + Minehane
Chaim Preiser - Senior Accountant, Arthur Bell CPAs
Moderator: Thom Stran
ger - Director, Arthur Bell CPAs

4:00 p.m.  Closing remarks

We are pleased to provide an opportunity for you to learn about industry developments, network with peers, and earn up to 7 credit hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE). Additional speakers will be announced soon.

Please click on "Register Now" to reserve your spot for the event.
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If you are unable to attend, please click here to decline.

Learning objectives are:

  • To obtain an update on the current and future state of the alternative investment industry
  • To obtain an understanding of regulatory and compliance initiatives from legal, regulatory, and compliance experts
  • To obtain an understanding of operational best practices, recent accounting pronouncements, and tax regulations affecting the alternative investment industry

Registration is by invitation-only for clients, employees, and friends of the Firm. If you would like to request a topic for the agenda or extend an invitation to one of your colleagues, please email


NASBA Sponsor for CPE:

NASBA CPEArthur F. Bell, Jr. & Associates, L.L.C. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: