Michael Lapat is counsel at Law Offices of Michael Lapat and serves as counsel to a number of hedge funds. He is also the President of Turn Key Hedge Funds, Inc. In 1998, Mr. Lapat was a co-founder of a successful hedge fund which, from August 1998 through September 2000, grew in assets from $500,000 to $60,000,000 with an average annual return of 78.53%. At that fund, he was responsible for document preparation, investor relations, fund administration, and legal and compliance issues, as well as other back-office matters. Mr. Lapat was responsible for the initial launch of the domestic hedge fund as well as its transition to a master-feeder fund structure with onshore and offshore feeder fund components. In September 2000, he left that position to form Turn Key Hedge Funds Inc., where he developed the concept of the "Turn Key Hedge Fund." From 2005 until 2009, he served on the Board of Directors of the Hedge Fund Association, a non-profit association representing the hedge fund industry. He is an attorney admitted to the practice of law in the states of Illinois in 1976, Florida in 1994, and New York in 2000; as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit in 1984, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, Southern Division, in 1992, U.S. Court of Federal Claims in 1994, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan in 1998, U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida in 1998. He is a graduate of University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, where he received a B.A. Degree in 1972 and is a graduate of the John Marshall Law School where he received a J.D. degree in 1976. While at the fund, he was an officer and compliance director of an Illinois Investment Advisor and an Illinois Investment Advisor representative.
He successfully completed the NASD Series 3, Series 30, Series 7 and Series 65 examinations; was a registered member of the NFA and an "Associated Person" of a Registered Commodity Pool Operator. Mr. Lapat is also the recipient of the American Civil Liberties Union Recognition Award for Litigation and Support of Civil Rights awarded in 1985.
Ainsley Fuller is the Director of Technology for Turn Key Hedge Funds, Inc. and a founder. He joins Turn Key Hedge Funds, Inc. from his own successful computer consulting firm, Clearwater Services, Inc. Mr. Fuller is Microsoft Certified and well versed with Microsoft networking solutions and business applications. He has been providing and implementing technology solutions as well as consulting services to a wide variety of business and organizations since 1994. He is equally experienced in network analysis, design, administration, and security. He is well versed in a wide variety of hardware & software configurations and the deployment of these technologies.
Turn Key Hedge Funds, Inc. and its clients have benefited from his knowledge and experience in computer networking and business applications. Technology makes the process of starting a Hedge Fund easier. Mr. Fuller is available to promptly assist hedge fund managers and their computer traders in dealing with all their technology needs. He is available to perform a system analysis of their existing hardware and software configurations as well as to provide technology risk management consulting to improve and maintain trading technology.
Linda McDonald entered the financial industry and joined Turn Key Hedge Funds, Inc. in 2002. She was initially employed in the company's fund launch section. In that section Ms. McDonald was individually responsible for entity formations, state securities filings for Private Investment Companies, federal "Form D" filings, internal investor and fund document preparation and filing, fund investor relations, as well as coordination of monthly reporting. In January 2004, Ms. McDonald directed "Fund Administration," managing the company's fund administration clients. In that capacity she was responsible for supervising, managing and directing launch activities, entity formation, document preparation, Commodity Pool Operator Registration activities, Investment Advisor registration activities, as well as administrative client fund investor relations. Presently, Ms. McDonald manages Commodity Pool Operator (CPO) registration, Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) registration, Investment Advisor registration (RIA) and IRA custody and rollover approvals, in addition to other duties described herein. Ms McDonald has completed Ethics and Anti-Money Laundering training.
Adam Mirkin serves as the company’s client reconciliation accountant. In this capacity he is responsible for various accounting and bookkeeping duties including, the reconciliation realized and unrealized gains and losses with the client’s brokerage statements. Adam also supervises video production division of TURN KEY HEDGE FUNDS, INC. and is responsible for the supervision of production of promotional videos for fund web pages, offering materials and promotional pieces. In this capacity, Adam’s experiences include the management of art and photography projects for Orlando publications as well creating trademarks for various businesses. Adam is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, where he studied marketing as well as art, photography, film, and computer graphics. He also studied art at the Chicago Art Institute, Urbino University, Urbino, Italy and Bergamo University, Bergamo, Italy. He furthered his study in film at the New York Film Academy.
SAMANTHA VIDAL serves as staff counsel at Turn Key Hedge Funds, Inc. Ms. Vidal is responsible for managing and drafting disclosure documents, investment adviser and commodity pool operator registrations, fund manager inquiries, investor verifications, fund manager inquiries as well as general legal compliance matters for company clients. Ms. Vidal received the Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University School of Law in June 2020 and is a member of the Florida Bar.