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MFA Elects 2013/2014 Board of Directors, Continuing Focus on Coordinated Global Outreach and Engagement

Posted on September 23, 2013

The Managed Funds Association (MFA) today announced its 2013/2014 Board of Directors.  The new Board represents MFA’s global membership and the Association’s commitment to continuing positive, effective outreach to regulators and policy makers worldwide.  MFA remains committed to representing the alternative investment industry as many new reforms and regulations are implemented.

The Board unanimously elected John R. Torell, IV, managing director and chief financial officer, Tudor Investment Corporation, as its Chair.

“Ongoing global policy discussions and new regulation relevant to our industry require an effective and engaged MFA,” said Mr. Torell.  “Over thirty-percent of the Dodd-Frank Act rules have yet to be proposed, the EU continues to implement regulations, and regulatory regimes are being refined or proposed in Asia and other parts of the world where hedge fund investment is growing.  This Board of Directors understands the unique challenges we face as a global industry and has the skill, experience, and vision to ensure MFA is a successful advocate for our global member firms.”

The Board also elected the following officers to serve with Mr. Torell: David C. Haley, president, managing director, HBK Capital Management, as Vice Chair; and, Howard Altman, co-managing principal and principal-in-charge of the financial services group, Rothstein Kass, as Treasurer.

The new group of leaders will guide MFA forward for the next year as new regulations progress.  MFA and its Board remain deeply involved in the process of constructively working with policy makers and regulators.

The full press release can be read and downloaded here.