Team Member Bio

Andrew Lowenthal is MFA’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Head of Global Policy.

He has worked at the intersection of public policy and capital markets for more than 30 years. Andrew joined MFA from the office of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-12), Chair of the House Oversight & Reform Committee, where he served as chief of staff.

Prior to rejoining Rep. Maloney, Lowenthal was a senior policy analyst for Reorg, where he covered M&A with complicated regulatory issues. Lowenthal co-founded one of DC’s leading financial services advocacy firms, Porterfield & Lowenthal, where he served as an advisor to, and advocate for, leading hedge fund managers, mutual funds, and Fortune 500 corporations. Prior to that, Lowenthal was Director of Government Relations at Freddie Mac. Lowenthal was also chief of staff at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and served as the minority staff director for Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) on the Securities Subcommittee of the Senate Banking Committee.

Lowenthal has a degree in government, with distinction in all subjects, from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.