**The Global Alternative Investment Industry**

The Managed Funds Association (MFA) will host *Forum 2004* on June 14-16 at The Waldorf-Astoria in New York. The event, targetting professionals in the hedge fund and alternative investment industries, features an extensive educational programme, special networking opportunities, and an informative exhibition of products and services of interest to industry professionals.

Attendees will include investment, hedge fund and fund of funds managers; prime, securities and futures brokers; pension fund managers; and service providers who support the industry.

Conference topics include: Alternative Investment Distribution Opportunities; Institutional Trends in the Use of Alternatives; Business Issues Facing Emerging Managers; How to Successfully Market Your Emerging or Re-Emerged Fund; Business Risk of Alternative Businesses; Hedge Fund Regulatory Outlook; Tax Update; Adding Value in FX Execution; Technology Thinktank: Managing Operational Risk; What Direction is Technology Going?

BFSB will present on Wednesday, June 16, on***”Caribbean Offshore Administration: Which Jurisdiction is the Best Fit?”***

MFA is the only U.S.-based association representing professionals in the global alternative investment industry. With roughly 750 members worldwide, MFA represents professionals in futures, hedge funds and other alternative investments, as well as brokers, exchanges, and all the other services which support the industry. A unified voice for the industry since it was founded in 1991, MFA promotes a beneficial regulatory environment and the growth of the alternative investment industry, improved public relations, and increased member and investor knowledge.