Manager, International Government Affairs

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Position Title: Manager, International Government Affairs

Location: Washington, DC (Hybrid)

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Executive Vice President, Head of Global Government Affairs

Position Summary: The Managed Funds Association, based in Washington, D.C., New York, and Brussels, represents the global alternative investment industry by advocating for public policies that foster efficient, transparent, fair capital markets, and competitive tax and regulatory structures.

MFA is seeking a Manager, International Government Affairs, to support MFA’s advocacy in the EU, UK, and US, and to continue expanding MFA’s global relationships with market participants. The position will assist with management of day-to-day operations of the ex-US government affairs efforts and liaise with policymakers, members, and other MFA departments.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Track global policy developments impacting the alternative funds industry. Prepare and provide timely written and verbal updates and analysis to members on global policy developments.
  • Support MFA’s Head of EU Government Affairs on MFA’s EU advocacy.
  • Develop briefing materials in advance of ex-US policymaker engagements.
  • Develop policy position materials to use with policymakers.
  • Provide policy support to the US-based advocacy team, as needed, on policy issues with international relevance.
  • Provide EU, UK, and international policy insights and analysis to the US-based advocacy team.
  • Assist in developing the content and agenda for MFA’s Annual Global Summit Conference in London and other relevant MFA events/panels.
  • Contribute to the strategic plan for growing MFA’s ex-US footprint and impact on the policy debate.
  • Work closely with MFA’s communications and regulatory affairs teams to ensure a holistic approach to ex-US advocacy.
  • Assist with the coordination of EU- and UK-based government affairs consulting firms.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 2- 4 years of experience in international affairs, political science, or finance.
  • Professional experience at key policymaking institutions in government, or international organizations.
  • Knowledge of investment management or sustainable finance is a plus.
  • Possess a highly collaborative and supportive work style.
  • Excellent analytical capabilities.
  • Eagerness to learn new policy issues and take on more responsibilities over time.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Occasional international business travel is required.