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Lauralouise Blatt

Lauralouise Duffy Blatt is a Principal and CEO of Global Fund Exchange since 2006. The group has launched in excess of USD$ 1.8 billion in hedge fund products. Responsible for portfolio construction, manager selection, due diligence, asset allocation and portfolio management. Global Fund Directors is a provider of independent expert directors to hedge fund, foundations and investment boards. We represent an evolution in fiduciary governance. We aim to use our expertise to add value to investment managers and their investors.

From 2000 through 2006, Ms. Duffy was a Partner and the COO of FNY Capital, the investment arm of First New York Securities. She managed the operations, compliance and administration of 11 hedge funds and managed a $350 million managed account platform. Prior to 2000, Ms. Duffy also served as Managing Director for EGS Securities, a global macro fund; Managing Director of Croesus Capital Mgmt, a global emerging markets fund; and Partner and COO for the global macro fund, Argonaut Capital Management, at inception in 1993.

Ms. Duffy Blatt has spent 25 years running the operations, due diligence, administration and compliance for investment funds around the world including Europe, Russia, Asia and South America in global macro, energy, emerging markets, and private equities. Ms. Duffy has extensive experience in risk management, manager due diligence, legal, compliance, product structuring and development, and operational management.

An active philanthropist, Ms. Duffy is the Co-Founder of the Little Baby Face Foundation focused on reconstructive surgeries for babies born with severe deformation.