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American Tall Ship Institute Receives Support from Alex von Furstenberg

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Alex von Furstenberg Lends Support to ATSI Youth Programming

Alexander von Furstenberg and The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation have granted a $10,000 endowment to the American Tall Ship Institute, an educational non-profit based in Oxnard, California targeted at youth ages 9-18.

Founded in 2007 by Captain Stephen Taylor, the mission of ATSI is to “encourage positive youth and community development through environmentally aware, curriculum-based, ocean-centered programs.”  Using ships as teaching tools to connect youth to the environment, ATSI partners with local youth service organizations, school districts and gang intervention programs.

Alex von Furstenberg has long supported educational and environmental programming in Southern California.  Alex recently pledged multi-year support to environmental organization Heal The Bay, and has sponsored day camps organized by Surfer’s Healing, another local non-profit that fuses a passion for the ocean with children’s causes.

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For more on the American Tall Ship Institute, please visit:

http://americantallship.org/mission.html

ACM Appoints John DeRaimo Chief Operating Officer

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Alternative investment manager Arrow Capital Management, LLC today announced the appointment of John DeRaimo to the newly-created role of Chief Operating Officer.

John will assume responsibility for the firm’s operations, including its strategic growth initiatives. He will report to Co-Managing Members Alexander von Furstenberg and Mal Serure. John was previously a Senior Analyst at Arrow.

“John’s appointment reflects Arrow’s commitment to building upon the strong operational infrastructure established by our CFO, Amy Wolf. Since joining our team in 2008, John has developed a thorough understanding of our business practices and has made contributions to all aspects of Arrow, making him the natural candidate for the role of COO,” said Alex von Furstenberg.

Prior to joining Arrow, John worked for Landmark Advisors, LLC as a member of its investment committee. At Landmark, John was responsible for evaluating alternative investments for inclusion in Landmark’s portfolios including conducting all aspects of operational due diligence. He began his career in Goldman Sachs’ Asset Management division. He earned his BS magna cum laude from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Mal Serure added, “In his new role, John is tasked with ensuring Arrow has the best processes, systems and controls in place as we continue to grow. Importantly, his mandate will enable all members of our team to focus on their respective areas of expertise.”

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