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State Securities Event Spotlights Hedge Funds

September 19, 2006 -

The Securities and Business Investments Division of the State of Connecticut Department of Banking, in conjunction with the Securities Advisory Council to the Department, will be sponsoring its eighteenth annual Securities Forum conference on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Cromwell, Connecticut. 

The program will focus on regulatory issues involving hedge funds, and include other topical areas of interest to broker-dealers, investment advisers, securities law practitioners and other financial industry professionals.  This year's keynote speaker is Zachary J. Bagdon, Executive Director of the International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management.  During his distinguished career, Mr. Bagdon has raised over $500 million in investment capital for early to mid-stage companies, and has served on several boards including the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association.  His expertise has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Investor's Business Daily.

Securities Forum 2006 registration includes course materials and a luncheon.  The registration fee is $65 per person, discounted to $60 per person for multiple attendees from the same organization.  For further information, call the agency at (860) 240-8176, or log onto to download the registration form.