NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)–The Wall Street Hedge Fund Forum, a recently organized industry association, will have New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer as keynote speaker at its very first meeting.

“The forum is designed to educate people in the hedge fund industry through two main platforms,” said Sadis & Goldberg’s Ron Geffner, president of the group and co-chair of its board with Bear Stearns’ Donald McInerney. There will be semi-annual meetings, the first to take place March 3 with Mr. Spitzer as speaker.

The group is also organizing committees that members can join. These will hold roundtable discussions in which all attendees may participate, Mr. Geffner explained. They will provide forum members with overviews of new developments in the industry.

Four are planned so far, one for legal issues, a second for audit and tax matters, another for brokerage and administration and a fourth for hedge fund managers and investors. “The success of the forum is dependent on the industry coming together and joining,” emphasizes Mr. Geffner.

The organization, which has applied for nonprofit status, has been in the works for 12 months. For more information, e-mail wshff@sglawyers.com.

CKurdas@HedgeWorld.com