September 3, 2013
To Whom it May Concern
Re: Evan H. Katz
Dear Sir or Madam:
I have known Evan Katz for almost 10 years, both professionally, from the hedge fund industry, and also personally, in connection with philanthropy.
In addition to being very bright (Wharton, Harvard Law School), Evan is driven, highly meticulous, diligent, and has a very sophisticated and in-depth understanding of hedge fund investing, strategies and best practices. In this regard, he serves on the Hedge Fund Association Advisory Board and also received the “Young Leadership Award" at the annual Hedge Fund Summit (2011) in Manhattan. Moreover, Evan has longstanding high-level relationships with many hundreds of institutional and family office investors that allocate very substantially to hedge funds.
Also, I was an investor in one of Evan’s funds. Evan presents very well and clearly, and I made an excellent return. In addition, throughout the duration of my investment, Evan was at all times highly professional, and also very responsive and helpful to my professional colleagues that supervised and were responsible for monitoring my investment.
Personally, Evan is mature, articulate, personable, and a pleasure to know. And through his philanthropic commitments and efforts, Evan also has consistently demonstrated the very commendable value of improving the world and giving back.
In sum, and for all of the above reasons, Evan would be a very strong and highly valuable addition, both professionally and personally, to any hedge fund or other financial firm, particularly one that is looking for someone who knows very many investors and can raise very substantial capital.