About Evan

Evan H. Katz is a seasoned alternative investment veteran who works as a Managing Director for Crawford Ventures, Inc., a capital raising firm that raises very substantial investor capital for compelling hedge funds.  He also was elected by his hedge fund and investor peers to be a Director on the Hedge Fund Association (HFA) Board of Directors, on which he presently continues to serve.

Mr. Katz’s extensive experience and expertise in finance are two of the main reasons why he is highly regarded in the hedge fund and institutional investor communities.  He graduated with summa cum laude honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a major in Finance.  He also earned his Juris Doctorate degree at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Mr. Katz excelled as a student at these rigorous Ivy League schools, proving from a young age that he had a natural ability when it came to understanding both finance and law.  And after a successful career in law, Mr. Katz began his commendable career on Wall Street in New York City.

His current position at Crawford includes crucial responsibilities that aid in hedge fund growth and investment.  These duties include:  developing, refining, and improving investment strategies, implementing industry leading best practices, obtaining large investments from domestic and foreign institutional investors and family offices, and maintaining successful ongoing investor relations.  Mr. Katz has worked at a variety of notable companies, and is recognized as a driven, meticulous, diligent professional with an in-depth level of understanding of hedge fund investing, strategies, best practices, compliance, regulation and successful fundraising.

Throughout the years, Mr. Katz has been noted for his ability to raise very substantial investor capital and has received numerous awards.  In 2011, he was honored and accepted the Young Leadership Award presented at the Hedge Fund Summit in New York, and has been asked by multiple firms and universities to speak as an expert regarding hedge fund fundraising, operational due diligence, strategies, and best practices.  He and his matters also have been profiled and noted in many professional journals and lay publications, including:  The ABA Journal, The American Lawyer, Corporate Legal Times, Newsday, The New York Times, and Ophthalmology Times.

Mr. Katz has been specializing in raising assets under management for hedge funds for over ten years, and has participated or attended about one thousand hedge fund and institutional investor conferences and events.  In 2014, he was elected to the Hedge Fund Association Board of Directors, after having successfully served for several years on the HFA Advisory Board.  And beginning in 2011, he served for four years on the Advisory Board of Infovest21, one of the hedge fund industry’s leading news, conference and investor introduction companies.

This website will be a platform for Mr. Katz to share his insights and expertise regarding news, current events, trends and happenings in finance and hedge funds.  Please visit his blog page to read more.




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*Disclaimer:  Past success does not guarantee future success.
Mr. Katz is a Registered Representative of, and Securities Products are offered through, BA Securities, LLC.  Supervised by the Home Office:  Four Tower Bridge, 200 Barr Harbor Drive, Suite 400, West Conshohocken, PA 19428, (484) 412-8788.  Member FINRA, SIPC.  Crawford Ventures, Inc. and BA Securities, LLC are separate and unaffiliated entities.