Membership

MFA has cultivated a global membership and actively engages with regulators and policymakers in Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia and all other regions where MFA members are market participants.

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You deliver for your investors. MFA delivers for you.

From on-the-ground advocacy to industry-leading conferences, member forums, and seminars, MFA delivers value across all areas of your firm.

With the guidance of membership, we work directly with policymakers and stakeholders in the U.S., U.K, EU and around the world to promote public policy that fosters fair, efficient and transparent capital markets.

MFA Staff and members are in the room from the beginning — when policymakers are writing laws and regulators are implementing them — giving our Association not only a working knowledge of the final result but insight as to why it got there. That unique perspective allows MFA to help members with the vast implementation challenges impacting their businesses.

Our Members

MFA Fund Manager members represent the full spectrum of alternative asset management strategies, with the leading firms managing long/short equity, event-driven, credit, crossover, distress, managed futures/CTA, multi-strategy, quantitative, volatility trading, and other fund strategies.

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150+

Fund Manager Firms
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20+

Fund Strategies Represented

1/3

Global Hedge Fund Assets Managed by MFA Members

MFA'S Impact

MFA Delivers Value

In addition to eight global conferences, MFA offers members access to year-round operational, legal, and compliance training as well as an unparalleled global peer-to-peer network. MFA’s quarterly forums give members the unique opportunity to meet in small working groups by function to collaborate on industry best practices, anticipate business risks, and expand their peer network.

MFA also engages with the industry’s top stakeholders (including primes, legal, administrators, and accounting firms) to offer members in-depth seminars on new rules and regulations affecting the industry. These forums and seminars are coveted educational and networking opportunities for MFA members. In addition, many of these seminars feature engagement with the broader allocator community with whom we work closely on an array of policy and operational issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hedge fund managers are vital participants in the global capital markets, yet they remain largely misunderstood by policy makers, the media and the public. In light of the tremendous growth and increased visibility of the industry, hedge fund managers are under heightened scrutiny by policy makers in the U.S. and abroad. On behalf of our members, MFA delivers the highest standards of excellence in professional advocacy and consistent messages that are based upon its members’ consensus views and opinions.

MFA is a recognized resource for information and insights about the alternative investment industry and has developed outstanding credibility as the voice of the hedge fund industry on a wide range of legislative and regulatory issues. MFA is focused on providing information to global policy makers to promote a deeper understanding of hedge funds and is called upon regularly to brief Members of Congress and their staffs, particularly in advance of legislative and regulatory actions that might impact the business operations of MFA members.

Quite simply: access and information. MFA’s members share information and contacts. Our service provider partners participate in a variety of committees focused on the issues facing the alternative investment industry they support. New committees are continuously added to deepen our relationships and engagement with our service provider members. These committees help MFA further understand how our members contribute to the positions and messaging that are shaping the future of the industry as we all encounter day-to-day business and regulatory challenges.

Become a Member

Membership with MFA may be discussed directly with our business development personnel. Please submit a request to be contacted.