Antonella Puca, CFA, CPA, is a Director, Investment Performance Standards in the Professional Standards team at CFA Institute in New York and has been providing audit, advisory and tax services to the alternative investment industry for over 15 years. Antonella has been at KPMG / Rothstein Kass, where she helped launch RK’s Bay Area practice, in the global hedge fund practice of EY in San Francisco and in New York, and at RSM US, where she has been leading the investment performance attestation practice. Antonella is a former member of AIMA’s research committee, and the co-chair of AIMA’s Sound Practice Guide to Liquid Alternative Funds. She is currently a board member of the CFA Society of New York. She has been an adjunct faculty member at New York University and is a frequent speaker at conferences on investment performance and alternative investments. Antonella is licensed as a CPA in California and in New York and a member of the Italian Professional Association of Journalists. She is a co-founder and treasurer of Snehacares, Inc, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assist children with HIV in Bangalore, India. Antonella holds a degree in Economics with honors from the University “Federico II” of Naples, Italy, and an M.A. from New York University. She has been a research fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a member of the 420 Italian National Sailing Team.