Managed Funds Association Names Lisa A. Smith Vice President, People and Culture

 

June 30, 2021

Corbett: “Lisa’s expertise in leading DEI strategy and re-envisioning strategic talent management will be invaluable as we write MFA’s next chapter and look to meet the needs of our ever-expanding membership.”

WASHINGTON, DC – Managed Funds Association (MFA), the trade association for the hedge fund and global alternative investment industry, announced today that Lisa A. Smith will join the organization as Vice President, People and Culture. Smith comes from Nonprofit HR, where she worked closely with MFA as a consultant in the firm’s Outsourcing division.

“As CEO of MFA, establishing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is an essential step to build a best-in-class advocacy organization,” said Bryan Corbett, President and CEO of Managed Funds Association. “Lisa’s expertise in leading DEI strategy and re-envisioning strategic talent management will be invaluable as we write MFA’s next chapter and look to meet the needs of our ever-expanding membership.”

Smith brings more than 18 years of comprehensive human resource experience to MFA. Prior to joining Nonprofit HR, she was the Human Resources Manager at National Real Estate Advisors. She has also served in various HR positions at Andrews Federal Credit Union, Universal Services Administrative Company, and Independent Community Bankers Association.

She is a Certified Work-Life Professional (WLCP) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management and Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College. Lisa is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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About the Global Alternative Investment Industry

The global alternative investment industry, including hedge funds, managed futures and private investment firms, has assets under management of $4.1 trillion (Q1 2021). The industry serves thousands of public and private pension funds, charitable endowments, foundations, sovereign governments, and other global institutional investors by providing portfolio diversification and risk-adjusted returns to help meet their funding obligations and return targets.

About the Managed Funds Association

Managed Funds Association (MFA) represents the global alternative investment industry and its investors by advocating for regulatory, tax, and other public policies that foster efficient, transparent, and fair capital markets. MFA’s more than 130 member firms collectively manage nearly $1.6 trillion across a diverse group of investment strategies. Member firms help pension plans, university endowments, charitable foundations, and other institutional investors to diversify their investments, manage risk, and generate attractive returns over time. MFA has a global presence and is active in Washington, London, Brussels, and Asia, supporting a global policy environment that fosters growth in the alternative investment industry. www.managedfunds.org.