MFA Committee Structure
MFA has a robust governance process through which its policy positions are developed to ensure that MFA policy is member-driven. Each to have a Chair and Vice Chair, Steering Committee and Committee Members-At-Large. The Chair and Vice Chair of each Committee can establish Working Group(s), as needed and as appropriate. MFA advocacy is developed through the following policy committees.
Focuses on initiatives designed to effectively utilize communications channels to help achieve members’ policy and regulatory goals; improve how hedge funds and other alternative investment funds are perceived by policymakers and institutional investors; cement the Association’s reputation as the leading voice of the global alternative investment industry and its investors; and strengthen communications between MFA and its members.
CTA, CPO, AND FUTURES COMMITTEE
Focuses on legislative and regulatory issues relating to commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators, and futures trading. The Committee engages with Congressional policymakers, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the National Futures Association, as well as international policymakers and regulators such as the European Securities and Markets Authority.
DERIVATIVES AND SWAPS COMMITTEE
Focuses on legislative and regulatory issues that affect the derivatives markets, its participants, and its products (other than futures). The Committee monitors, responds to, and advocates on policy initiatives at all levels of government in the derivatives space in the U.S. and other jurisdictions.
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Focuses on non-U.S. policy and regulatory issues. The Committee has a special focus on the policy and regulatory agenda in Europe, where many MFA members actively market and manage investments. The Committee also tracks multilateral bodies such as IOSCO, the Financial Stability Board, and the Basel Committees.
INVESTMENT ADVISER COMMITTEE
Focuses on legislative and regulatory issues related to the securities laws or impacting the registration, fund management, and supervision of advisers to privately managed pools of capital. The Committee monitors, responds to, and advocates on policy initiatives at all levels of government affecting advisers in the U.S. and other jurisdictions.
Focuses on tax issues that affect private funds and other alternative investment funds, their managers, their principals, and the markets in which they operate. The Committee engages on legislative and regulatory issues at the Federal level, in key states, and in key non-U.S. jurisdictions.
TRADING AND MARKETS COMMITTEE
Focuses on legislative and regulatory issues related to trading and market issues for equities, options, fixed income, and credit as well as on broader financial and economic policy issues including data protection, systemic risk, financial stability, credit, resolution authority, and bankruptcy.