MFA Blog

MFA Submits Response to ESMA on Consultation and Discussion Papers on MiFID II and MiFIR

Posted on August 1, 2014

Earlier this morning, MFA submitted its response to the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) consultation and discussion papers regarding […]

Commodity Hedge Funds Continue Strong Performance

Posted on July 31, 2014

The Newedge Commodity Trading Index listed commodity hedge funds as the strongest performers among the firm’s other hedge fund indices […]

MFA Submits List of Priorities to CFTC Chairman Massad and Commissioners

Posted on July 30, 2014

This afternoon, MFA submitted letters to Timothy Massad, the newly confirmed Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), along […]

MFA Responds to Wall Street Journal Article on Pensions and Hedge Funds

Posted on July 30, 2014

The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article on the decisions made by some public pensions to reduce allocations to hedge […]

Survey Shows Endowments and Foundations Still Positive About Hedge Funds

Posted on July 29, 2014

Endowments and foundations remain upbeat about hedge funds in their portfolios, according to a survey released yesterday by NEPC, LLC.  […]

Study Shows Foundations Allocate Close to Half of Portfolios to Alternatives

Posted on July 25, 2014

Private foundations allocated 42% of assets to alternative strategies in FY2013, with those investments returning 7.3% on average for the […]

Preqin Data Show Investors Reviewing Hedge Funds at Steady Pace

Posted on July 24, 2014

Data released earlier today by Preqin show that investors reviewed hedge funds, fund of funds, and commodity trading advisers at […]

CFTC Commissioner O’Malia Appointed CEO of ISDA

Posted on July 23, 2014

Scott O’Malia, a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), was appointed today as chief executive officer of the […]

MFA Files Petition for Rulemaking to Amend Certain CPO/CTA Recordkeeping Requirements

Posted on July 22, 2014

MFA, jointly with the Investment Adviser Association and the Alternative Investment Management Association, submitted a petition to the Commission to […]

Hedge Fund Performance Positive in June According to Survey

Posted on July 22, 2014

The latest eVestment monthly survey reports that hedge fund performance was positive for the second consecutive month in June.  The […]