About IHFA

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.

The IHFA members include 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.


  • Networking Breakfast
  • Welcome Note

Natalie Raz, CEO, IHFA

  • Welcome – Lior Segev & Max Karpel on behalf of the Board of the IHFA

Lior Segev, Founder and CEO, Liquant Asset Management
Max Karpel, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

  • Opening Remarks

Ittai Ben-Zeev, CEO, TASE

  • Opening Bell Ceremony
  • Looking to the Future

Natalie Raz, CEO, IHFA

  • Israeli Hedge Fund Industry Annual Survey

Ariel Bino, Managing Partner, Gilboa Funds

  • Economic Outlook

Amir Kahanovitch, Chief Economist, Phoenix Insurance Company and Excellence Investment House

  • Multi-Family Office Panel Discussion: Capital Preservation in an Inflationary Environment

Introduction: Maya Natan, CEO, Keshet Donor Advised Fund

Moderator: Lior Segev, Founder and CEO, Liquant Asset Management

Vered Ben-David, CEO, Raveh Ravid

David Ram, Partner, Goldrock

Mike Ellis, Director and Chief Investment Officer, Pioneer Wealth Management

Eran Peleg, Chief Strategist, Clarity

  • Coffee Break - Networking
  • Israeli Institutional Investors Panel Discussion: Hedge Funds Allocations in Volatile Markets

Moderator: Harel Gillon, Co-CEO of Oppenheimer Israel

Ofir Navot, Head of Global Investments, Meitav Investment House

Eran Elad, Head of Global Markets, Harel Insurance Company

Yoav Caspi, Head of Global Team, Phoenix Insurance Company

Lena Krupalnik, Head of Global Investments, Menora

  • Fireside Chat: Social Entrepreneur and a Tech Investor in Discussion

Introduction: Shmuel Menahem, Head of Israel, Apex

Yanki Margalit interviewing Eyal Valdman

Yanki Margalit, Social Entrepreneur, Futuristic Thinker, Hi-Tech Investor

Eyal Waldman, Chairman of Waldo Holdings, Co-Founder, President, CEO, and member of Board of Directors, Mellanox Technologies

  • Investment Managers Panel Discussion: Strategies for the Year Ahead

Introduction: Omer Kalo, Business Development and Partnerships Manager, Agora RE

Moderator: Leor Shapiro, Managing Director and Global Head of Capital Intelligence, Prime Services, Jefferies

Nathanael Dreyfuss, CEO, Eden Alpha

Abby Flamholz, Partner and CIO, Worth Venture Partners

Jan Teutsch, Managing Partner, Guy Partners LP

Michael Jakoby, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Defender Fund LP

  • Lunch
  • Fireside Chat: Trading in a High Volatility environment

Hemal Purohit interviewing Uri Geller

Hemal Purohit, Head of EMEA Derivatives Sales, CBOE

Uri Geller, Co-Founder and CIO, Granite Alternative Group

  • Prime Brokers and Exchanges Panel Discussion: Accessing Global Markets

Introduction: Natalie Raz, CEO, IHFA

Moderator: Elad Burshtein, CEO , Excellence Investments and Securities, Excellence Investment House

Will Davies, Head of Prime Brokerage Platform Sales, Societe Generale

Tori Gilliland, Vice President, Capital Intelligence Group, Jefferies International Limited

Elena Patimova, Director, Derivatives Sales, CBOE Europe

Michel Everaert, Head of EMEA, CME

  • Video Fireside Chat: The View from Wall Street

Max Karpel interviews Lynn Martin

Lynn Martin, President, NYSE Group

Max Karpel, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

* The full agenda including the speakers will be shared closer to the event date.


Ittai Ben-Zeev
Natalie Raz
Yanki Margalit
Social Entrepreneur, Futuristic Thinker, Hi-Tech Investor
Eyal Waldman
Chairman Waldo Holdings, Former President and CEO Mellanox which was acquired by Nvidia Waldo Holdings
Max Karpel
Partner Lowenstein Sandler
Amir Kahanovitch
Chief Economist , Phoenix Insurance Company and Excellence Investment House
Lior Segev
CEO , Liquant Asset Management
Ariel Bino
Managing Partner Gilboa Funds
Harel Gillon
CO-CEO Oppenheimer
Lynn Martin
President , NYSE Group
Abby Flamholz
Managing Member and CIO Worth Venture Partners
Mike Ellis
Director and Chief Investment Officer Pioneer Wealth Management
Tori Gilliland
Vice President, Capital Intelligence Group Jefferies
Uri Geller
Co-Founder and CIO GRANIT
Jan Teutsch
Managing Partner Guy Global LP
David Ram
Partner, Goldrock Goldrock Capital
Leor Shapiro
Managing Director and Global Head of Capital Intelligence Jefferies
Michael Jakoby
Co-Founder & Managing Partner Defender Fund LP
Eran Peleg
Chief Strategist Clarity Capital
Nathanael Dreyfuss
CEO Eden Funds
Hemal Purohit
Head of EMEA Derivatives Sales Cboe
Vered Ben-David
CEO Raveh-Ravid Family Office
Eran Elad
Head of Global Markets Harel Insurance
Ofir Navot
Head Of Global Investments Meitav Pension
Yoav Caspi
Head of Global Team Phoenix Insurance Company
Elena Patimova
Director, Derivatives Sales Cboe
Lena Krupalnik
Head of Global Investments, Menora
Roy Engel
Partner Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.
Maya Natan
CEO Keshet Donor-Advised Fund
Elad Burshtien
CEO Excellence Investments and Securities Excellence Investment House
Omer Kalo
Business Development and Partnerships AGORA RE
Shmuel Menahem
Head of Israel Apex Group Ltd
Will Davies
Head of UK Sales Origination and Capital Consulting Team Societe General
Michel Everaert
Managing Director, Head of EMEA CME