D. Brooke Harlow is the Managed Funds Association’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Public Affairs. Brooke is responsible for strategy and execution of the Association’s education and business development initiatives as well as the Association’s relationships with the institutional investor and fund manager communities. Brooke works directly with MFA’s President & CEO on the Association’s public affairs and investor relations priorities and also leads the Association’s global Conferences and Events team. Previously she headed MFA’s Communications team and ran Membership Development for the Association. Brooke also serves as Executive Director of the Center For Alternative Investment Education, a private foundation dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and understanding of alternative investments and the alternative investment industry.
Brooke joined MFA from Highbridge Capital Management where she served as Managing Director of Communications and Public Affairs. In that capacity, Brooke was responsible for the corporate communications, marketing, branding, events and public affairs operations at the firm and served as its spokesperson.
Prior to joining Highbridge, Brooke was a Vice President of Investment Bank Marketing and Communications at J.P.Morgan where she managed media relations for the global credit, emerging markets and private equity businesses at the bank, served as head of marketing and communications for Latin America and as a member of the Latin American Investment Bank management committee; managed crisis communications for the investment bank; and worked closely with members of the bank’s Operating Committee.
Brooke also was a senior associate at Burson-Marsteller in Washington, D.C., and also worked at CNN serving as a field producer in the Washington, D.C. and Mexico City bureaus.
Brooke graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in American Studies and was selected as a Rotary Scholar and studied at El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico as part of their Masters in International Relations program.
Ms. Harlow is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Board Member of Surgeons OverSeas and the Women’s Board of the Boys Club of New York. She is also an advisor to the Center for Public Leadership the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.