THE ISRAEL HEDGE FUNDS ASSOCIATION
The Israel Hedge Funds Association
The IHFA was established informally in the spring of 2013 by a group of Israeli and international investment managers and service providers. The vision was to support the hedge fund industry in Israel as an integral part of the worldwide investment management community.
Through its expanding activities, the IHFA acts as a bridge to connect the local Israeli industry and its overseas peers, bringing together professional managers, investors, and service providers.
The IHFA registered as a non-profit in Israel to advance the following objectives: to represent and promote the common interests of the hedge fund industry with governmental bodies in Israel; to provide recommendations for best practices to the industry in Israel; to provide access to professional information and to broaden and deepen market and public knowledge about the hedge fund industry.
The IHFA believes that a strong hedge fund industry will benefit the Israeli economy by becoming a substantial export industry by attracting overseas investment; creating job opportunities for finance professionals, including Israelis returning to Israel or making Aliyah; increasing tax revenues; boosting liquidity on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange; improving the culture of philanthropy and social engagement.
Currently, the IHFA has over 250 members, including fund managers, service providers, global exchanges, global banks, and other professionals. Most of the AUM in hedge funds in Israel is managed by funds managers that are members of the IHFA.