Events & News

Events & News

Southeastern Hedge Fund Competition

Date: April 27, 2023 @ 5pm
Location: Georgia State University’s Buckhead Center in Atlanta

The Past, Present, and Future of Successful Venture Investing

Date: Monday, November 1, 2022. 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Illuminarium Atlanta – 550 Somerset Terrace Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30306
Speakers: Stewart Alsop (Alsop Louie Partners) Stewart Alsop is a Partner at Alsop Louie Partners. He spent the first 20 years of his career as a business journalist and commentator, which included the roles of Executive Editor at Inc. Magazine and editor of InfoWorld. He then started a newsletter which became widely read in the executive ranks of the then burgeoning personal computer industry. In the mid-90s, Stewart became a venture capitalist, joining New Enterprise Associates (NEA), a firm with a long track record of success focused on early stage and growth companies. He was a general partner with NEA and led that firm’s investments in TiVo, Portola Communications (sold to Netscape), Netcentives, Glu Mobile, and Xfire. From 1996 to 2003, he wrote the column Alsop On InfoTech for Fortune. Stewart left NEA in 2005 and invited Gilman Louie to become his partner in a new venture capital firm designed to use everything the partners had learned about entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation over the prior 25 years. He served on the board of Sonos for many years and currently sits on boards supporting portfolio companies ranging from rockets and space to immersive arts and entertainment. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Occidental College. Anna Khan (Charles River Ventures) Anna Khan is a General Partner at Charles River Ventures (CRV). At CRV, Anna invests across the software ecosystem – both in enterprise software tackling large vertical industries, and SMB software focused on the application layer. She has led investments in several breakout companies like Zip, Northspyre, Workstream, Cord, and Storyboard. Prior to CRV, Anna spent five years at Bessemer Venture Partners. She sourced investments in Intercom, NewVoiceMedia, and Zylo, was involved with Adaptive Insights, Intacct, and SendGrid. She is the Founder and CEO of Launch X, an accelerator that helps female founders. Anna was named a Forbes 30 under 30 Venture Winner. She was also the author of several industry-leading papers on the cloud ecosystem. She started her career as a former operator, serving as the Chief of Staff at 4INFO. Prior to 4INFO, Anna worked as an investment manager at both Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. She graduated with Honors from Stanford University and received her MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School where she was an Arthur Rock Fellow and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. At Stanford, Anna was elected to the Cap & Gown Academic Honor Society and was President of the largest undergraduate women’s organization on campus – Stanford Women in Business. Elliott Robinson (Bessemer Venture Partners) Elliott Robinson is a Partner and co-founder of the growth investment practice at Bessemer, where he focuses primarily on Cloud software investments. He co-authors Bessemer’s iconic 10 Laws of Cloud Computing and the annual State of the Cloud Report. He is a board member for Databook, Hinge Health, Hyperscience, Imply Data, and Netlify and has led investments in Forter, Statespace, and Canva. Prior to Bessemer, Elliott was a partner with M12. He started his career with Syncom Venture Partners, investing in both early and growth stage enterprise software and frontier tech companies. He then joined Georgian Partners, investing in a number of successful growth stage software companies. He earned his M.B.A from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Morehouse College. He is a board director of Venture Forward, BLCK VC, and is also a Kauffman Fellow. Erik Sebusch (Mercer Alternatives Limited) Erik Sebusch is a Partner at Mercer Alternatives. He is the Global Strategy Leader of Venture Capital and Growth Equity. At Mercer, he is a part of a global research/consulting team that works with clients from family offices to sovereign wealth funds to construct their private equity allocations. Before Mercer, Erik was a Partner with Presidio Partners (fka CMEA Capital). His primary duties were managing the corporate strategic investors, traditional institutional limited partners and early-stage technology investing. In addition, Erik served on the boards of multiple technology companies, led technology investments and served on the Investment Committee while at CMEA. Before CMEA, Erik spent 10+ years at UPS. He worked in the company’s Corporate Venture Capital group as well as in the $30+ Pension helping to oversee a $5+ billion allocation to private assets. Prior to UPS, he spent ten years working as a high-net-worth financial consultant for Merrill Lynch. Erik holds an International MBA from Thunderbird and serves on over 30 limited partner advisory boards. Scott Shleifer (Tiger Global Management) Scott Shleifer is a Partner of Tiger Global Management, LLC and head of the firm’s private equity business, as well as a portfolio manager of the firm’s public equity and private equity businesses. Prior to joining Tiger Global in July 2002, Mr. Shleifer was a private equity investor at The Blackstone Group. He co-founded Tiger Global Impact Ventures and serves on the Board of Directors of the Tiger Foundation. Mr. Shleifer received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


Date: Thursday, July 28th, 2022. 4pm-9pm
Location: Piedmont Park – Magnolia Hall, 1320 Monroe Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Private Equity Panel – Investment Opportunities and Alternative Structures

Date: April 7, 2022. 5:30pm-8pm
Location: Cherokee Town Club, 155 W Paces Ferry Rd, NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Please join us for a Private Equity Panel – Investment Opportunities and Alternative Structures Moderated by Jeffrey J. Vale CAIA, Chief Executive Officer & Partner at Infinity Capital Partners, LLC Thursday, April 7th, 2022 5:30-8:00pm (Mixer from 5:30-6:30pm, followed by the panel) Cherokee Town Club 155 W Paces Ferry Rd, NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 If you haven’t renewed your membership please go to the SEAFA website at
  • John O. Burden, Sr. CEO and Co-Manager Broadcrest Asset Management, LLC, Winter Park, FL Broadcrest L.P. (hedge with privates) Broadcrest Committed Capital Fund, L.P. (dedicated PE) Several side-carsJohn’s experience in the financial services industry spans several decades. As part of his role at Broadcrest, he serves as the Vice Chairman of One Florida Bank and its holding company; Chairman of Southeast Elevator, former Chairman of Therapy Partner Solutions, and board member of Prepared Holdings. Prior to founding Broadcrest, John was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Old Florida Bancshares, Inc., a $1.6 billion multi-bank financial holding company in Orlando, Florida. John holds a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and was a scholarship athlete on the Big 10 Championship football team.
  • Greg Corona Founder and Chairman at Lakewood & Company, LLCGreg has more than 30 years of operating and investment experience as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director in the areas of manufacturing, technology, financial services, private equity and venture capital. He has been the lead principal or a participant in more than 50 institutional investments and transactions across various industries in the United States, Europe and China. Greg was also an Executive Advisor to DE Shaw where he provided operational and strategic assistance to numerous investments in the Industrials and Special Situations sectors. He was one of the original partners of Paladin Capital Group, a multi-stage private equity firm with over $1 billion under management and currently serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of certain Lakewood investments. Greg received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Michigan State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Detroit. He has completed Executive Education Programs at the Harvard Business School and the National Association of Corporate Directors where he received the Certificate of Director Education.
  • Evan Cohen Managing Director at Grafine PartnersEvan is a Managing Director with Grafine Partners focused on global business development. Grafine Partners is an alternative asset management firm founded in 2019 by Elizabeth Weymouth in New York. Grafine seeks to provide high quality private equity investment opportunities by sourcing and strategically partnering with the next generation of talented managers with strong track records from top tier investment firms. Investments are structured in a way to maximize exposure to co-investments, with LPs retaining the ability to customize participation and scale. Grafine investors get access to talented investors, with de-risked seed economics and priority co-investment rights on all deals. Evan was most recently the President and Head of Business Development at Tiger Legatus Capital Management. He’s also held senior roles at Armistice Capital, Omega Advisors, SAC Capital and Drake Management in addition to time in the Capital Introduction group at UBS. Evan has a BS in Accounting from Binghamton University and is a CFA Charterholder.
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Annual Holiday Party

Date: December 2, 2021. 5pm-9pm
Location: Scofflaw Brewing, 1738 MacArthur Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Atlanta Benefit 2021 Christmas Party SEAFA 2021 Holiday Party at Scofflaw Brewing! Register Here

HFC Atlanta: Cocktails, Big Jenga & Old School Arcade Games!

Date: Nov 18, 2021. 6pm-10pm
Location: Punch Bowl Social, 875 Battery Avenue SE, Suite 750, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Benefit A benefit for HFC Atlanta and the fight against child abuse in the Atlanta area. Join us for a fun evening of arcade games, giant jenga, and more – paired with food and drinks, all for a great cause. Register Here

SEAFA – Charlotte Fall Get Together!

Date: Oct 20, 2021, 5pm -9pm
Location: 300 Camp Rd, Charlotte, NC 28206
SEAFA is excited to return to Charlotte after pausing due to the Pandemic! SEAFA’s first Charlotte event was held October 29, 2019 at Sophia’s Lounge. Little did we know that it would be a full 2 years later that we’d be able to get everyone together again! We look forward to seeing everyone at The Event Space at Camp North End! Lots of good food, beverages, and a chance to catch up with people we may not have seen for a couple years. As always, thanks to our corporate members! Sustaining: Cowen, Akerman, Elliott Davis, Warren Averett, Trident Silver: BMO, Wells Fargo Prime Services, EY, Alston & Bird, KPMG, Withum Bronze: Akram & Associates, Axos Bank, Cott Law Group, Cohen & Co. Get Tickets Here

SEAFA Annual BBQ at Piedmont Park – 2021

Date: Jul 22, 2021, 4:00 pm
Location: Magnolia Hall 1320, Monroe Drive Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306, United States
The Southeastern Alternative Funds Association is putting its annual BBQ at Piedmont Park back on the calendar this July 22, 2021!

Southeastern Hedge Fund Competition

Date: Apr 23, 2021, 4:30 pm
Location: Online Event
2021 Southeastern Hedge Fund Competition Win a scholarship and connect with hedge fund professionals! The Southeastern Hedge fund Competition offers participants the opportunity to apply theory to practical strategies. Student teams submit hedge fund strategy proposals that are evaluated by a panel of investment professionals. The top five teams will be invited to Atlanta for the final competition in April. More Details

SPACs: An Investor’s Perspective

Date: Feb 25, 2021, 4:30 pm
Location: Southeastern Alternative Funds Association, 1100 Abernathy Road NE, 500 Northpark Building, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30328, USA
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Annual Holiday Party

Date: Dec 17, 2019, 5:00 pm
Location: Fado Irish Pub, 273 Buckhead Avenue, NE Atlanta, GA 30305
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Perspectives on Risk Management and Investing in Alternatives Late(r) Cycle

Date: Sep 12, 2019, 4:00 pm
Location: 103 West Paces Ferry NW,Atlanta,GA 30305
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Annual Alternative Investment BBQ

Date: Jul 19, 2019, 5:30 pm
Location: Piedmont Park- Magnolia Hall, 1320 Monreo Drive, Atlanta, Georgia
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Southeastern Alternative Funds Association BBQ

Date: Jul 18, 2019, 5:30 pm
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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The Southeastern Hedge Fund Association’s Best Ideas Event

Date: May 14, 2019, 5:30 pm
Location: 1215 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
The Southeastern Hedge Fund Association’s Best Ideas Event In your RSVP email, please include your name and company that will appear on your event name badge. You will received a RSVP confirmation More Details

Third Annual Southeastern Hedge Fund Competition

Date: Apr 25, 2019, 5:30 pm
Location: Georgia State University’s Buckhead Center, Tower Place 200, 3348 Peachtree RD NE., Atlanta, GA 30326
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