The Hedge Fund Association (“HFA”), a global nonprofit trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization, announced today the appointment of Simon Riveles, Partner at Riveles Wahab LLP, as Chairman of its Regulatory & Government Advisory Board.

The HFA is an international not-for-profit industry trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization devoted to advancing transparency, development, and trust in alternative investments. Membership in the HFA includes hedge fund firms; global financial institutions with hedge fund offerings including private banks, asset management firms, and broker dealers; investors including funds of hedge funds, family offices, pension funds, and foundations; and service providers including prime brokers, administrators, custodians, auditors, lawyers, risk managers, technologists and third party marketers.

Upon his appointment, Simon commented that he is “eager to advocate on behalf of smaller and emerging managers, particularly at a time when the Securities and Exchange Commission is considering raising the income and net worth standards under the ‘accredited investor’ test.”