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Mark Alimena, Audit Partner, J.H. Cohn LLP to Speak at KC’s The Capital Overhang Issue in Private Equity Funds Explored Live Webcast

New York, NY, December 23, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Mark Alimena, Audit Partner, J.H. Cohn LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “The Capital Overhang Issue in Private Equity Funds Explored.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Mark Alimena

Mark A. Alimena, CPA, CFE, CFF, is an audit partner with J.H. Cohn and the Firm’s expert in asset securitization and structured finance company audits. Mark has extensive expertise in audits of hedge funds, funds of funds, private equity funds, broker-dealers and related management services entities. He is also responsible for coordinating and directing proprietary investment opportunities to private equity and venture capital clients and friends of J.H. Cohn.

During his more than 30 year career, Mark has managed audit engagements and provided consulting services to clients in financial services, leasing, distribution, manufacturing, healthcare, importing, and retail industries. Mark is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a member of the Founders’ Leadership Council of the Commercial Finance Association’s Education Foundation.

Mark graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Public Accounting, cum laude, from Bernard M. Baruch College.

About J.H. Cohn LLP

One of the leading accounting and consulting firms in the United States, J.H. Cohn LLP specializes in audit, accounting, tax, and business consulting services for public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations. Since 1919, the Firm's philosophy has remained constant: to provide a highly personalized approach to each client, with intelligent guidance and solutions driven by technical and industry expertise that positively affect client profitability and growth. J.H. Cohn has cultivated a reputation for strategic insight, proactive leadership, unwavering integrity, and a genuine concern for clients and their businesses.

To help clients think and act across national boundaries, J.H. Cohn is an independent member of Nexia International, a global network of independent accountancy, tax, and business advisors and the tenth largest provider of audit and advisory services worldwide. The Firm has offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and California. For more information, visit our website at

Event Synopsis:

One of the key trends affecting companies of all sizes is the notable capital overhang of private equity funds – the large amount of money raised by firms that remains to be uncalled. Studies show that the capital overhang significantly affects large funds amounting to $1 billion and over. The good news is that smaller funds, are less affected however remain at risk.

The Knowledge Group is producing a two-hour Live webcast which will explore the issues and concerns surrounding the capital overhang &private equity funds. Speakers will provide their expert opinions to help companies and investors navigate through potential pitfalls. The discussion will include:

• Fundamentals and Updates on Capital Overhang in Private Equity Funds (Large & Small)
• Impact on Companies, Investors, Buyout and Private Equity Industries
• Best Practices and Investment Opportunities
• Strategies for Investment Risk Management
• And answers to questions submitted by you

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:

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