About Us

Hedge Fund GroupThe Hedge Fund Group runs this website, the Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP) program, and maintains a networking association of more than 50,000 hedge fund industry professionals who actively network, partner, and refer resources to each other.

The Hedge Fund Group is the fastest-growing hedge fund organization with members from more than 60 countries and working in every major hedge fund city. Our organization manages several hedge fund seminar networking groups and members of our team often lecture at industry conferences in several hedge fund hub cities around the world.

Hedge Fund Group

Hedge Fund Group Headquarters: The Hedge Fund Group was founded in Boston 2006 and our headquarters have since been moved to west coast to Orenco Station in Portland, Oregon with associates and board members in New York, London, Chicago, Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Bejing, and Dubai.


Contact: Ashley WirthlinChat Live


Phone: (212) 729-5067

Fax: (480) 772-4041

Address:Hedge Fund Group (HFG)

Re: CHP Designation Program

3300 NW 185th Ave. Suite #108

Portland, Oregon 97229

The Hedge Fund Group Team

Richard Wilson, Managing Director

Richard WilsonRichard Wilson is the founder and managing director of the Certified Hedge Fund Professional Designation (CHP) Program.  He is a prominent figure within the hedge fund industry, working daily with hedge fund managers and family offices.  Mr. Wilson also founded the Hedge Fund Group, a professional networking association with more than 50,000 members.  He lectures frequently at hedge fund conferences and hosts several annual networking events through the Hedge Fund Group.  His past work experiences include risk consulting and capital raising as third party marketer to hedge funds.

Adriana Albuquerque, Director of Candidate Services

Hedge FundAdriana Albuquerque handles participant inquiries and research projects. She is responsible for ensuring that the CHP Designation materials and Hedge Fund Premium resources are updated frequently and that participant needs are promptly met. Adriana also helps coordinate Hedge Fund Group networking events and seminars for CHP members and hedge fund professionals across the industry in over 10 cities around the world including New York, Moscow, Chicago, Sao Paulo, Boston, London, and San Francisco.

Ashley Wirthlin, Candidate Experience Manager

Hedge FundAshley Wirthlin joined the Hedge Fund Group in June of 2009 to help us keep up with potential candidate inquiries and public relations activities related to the CHP Designation. Ashley is key to our organization’s ability to now take on 300 additional participants per session within the CHP Designation. Once you are a CHP Designation member you will most likely interact with Ashley on day-today studying and exam related inquiries.


Theodore O’Brien, Technical Advisor

Hedge Fund TrainingTheodore O’Brien is responsible for advising on technical aspects including web design, exam technology, and program planning. His background is in hedge fund market research, alternative investments and private equity, and he is a frequently published writer on these subjects.


Rafael Tassini, Resource Research & Construction

Hedge Fund TeamRafael Tassini was added to our team to help us consistently produce new resources, alumni benefits, and downloadable multimedia from our website. Rafael is an expert in resource research and construction and many of the tools you use within our programs were built with his help.




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