Media Kit

About MFA:

The Managed Funds Association (MFA) represents the global alternative investment industry and its investors by advocating for sound industry practices and public policies that foster efficient, transparent, and fair capital markets. MFA, based in Washington, DC, is an advocacy, education, and communications organization established to enable hedge fund and managed futures firms in the alternative investment industry to participate in public policy discourse, share best practices and learn from peers, and communicate the industry’s contributions to the global economy. MFA members help pension plans, university endowments, charitable organizations, qualified individuals and other institutional investors to diversify their investments, manage risk, and generate attractive returns. MFA has cultivated a global membership and actively engages with regulators and policy makers in Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia and all other regions where MFA members are market participants.

MFA President and CEO Richard Baker:

Richard H. Baker is MFA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, a role he assumed in February 2008. He was previously a member of the U.S. House Of Representatives, serving Louisiana’s Sixth Congressional District since 1986. Mr. Baker was a member of the House Financial Services Committee and was Chairman of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets for 12 years. He is widely recognized as an expert on securities, insurance and housing finance. He also held a leadership position on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and served as a member of the Committee on Veteran’s Affairs.

Mr. Baker’s career is one of lifelong public service. He was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1971 at the age of 23 and served for fifteen years. During that time, he was Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation, Highways and Public Works.

Hedge Funds 101:

Please click here to view Hedge Funds: An Introduction – Understanding a Critical Tool in the Global Economy

Year in Review:

Please click here to view the archive of MFA’s Year in Review reports.

Media Inquiries:

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