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Few firms in the hedge fund industry can be classified into the "diamond in the rough" category like HedgeCo. We first became acquainted with HedgeCo back when our
fund launched and we were looking for a reputable firm to design our website. As we were perusing other fund's sites, we noticed a general theme that many happened
to be designed by the same firm, HedgeCo Websites. We reached out to them and found ourselves talking directly with the CEO himself, Evan Rapoport, which was a nice
touch. Evan's extremely dynamic and energetic personality along with his command in the hedge fund world gave us the confidence to engage them to design our site.
The team was quick to begin, met deadlines on time and the end product has garnered much praise from fellow managers. Later, realizing that HedgeCo also facilitated
capital raising opportunities, we reached back out to them. HedgeCo helped smoothly transition a move to a new broker platform that could better suit our needs while
at the same time putting us in touch with a number of institutional investors that has turned out to be extremely fruitful. They invited us out to an emerging manager's
conference in Chicago which helped amplify our exposure to the hedge fund arena. HedgeCo's efforts has helped us triple our firm's assets under management within a year.
Evan and his team have been an unrelenting source of information and help as our firm maneuvers through the emerging manager stage and would be an indispensible asset to
anyone in the hedge fund business.
Evan Rapoport is co-principal of HedgeCo Networks, a hedge fund research and services firm. At HedgeCo, Mr. Rapoport oversees a hedge fund database of over 6,500 hedge funds, as well as a hedge fund user community of over 35,000 members. He has helped to create over two hundred hedge fund websites and has consulted on a substantial number of new hedge fund launches. Mr. Rapoport has been featured on CNBC and has appeared in various publications such as Newsweek Magazine, Forbes.com, Florida Trend and Registered Rep. Magazine.
Prior to helping found HedgeCo Networks, Mr. Rapoport was a Senior Vice President at Broadband Capital Management, a NASD member brokerage firm in New York City. At Broadband, Mr. Rapoport managed assets for institutions as well as high net worth clients and also participated in many private placements and PIPE transactions. Before Broadband, Mr. Rapoport was the youngest Senior Vice President in history at NYSE member Oscar Gruss' Private Client Group. He started his career in a Chairman's Council member's office at Paine Webber in NYC. Mr. Rapoport currently holds Series 3, 7, 24, 63, 55 and 79 securities licenses. He also holds a B.A. from the University of Florida.