Managed Funds Association, Voice of the Global Alternative Investment Industry, Expands Its Commitment and Presence in Europe

 

March 30, 2022

Bryan Corbett: “The alternative investment industry plays a critical role in European financial markets. Our industry supports the Capital Markets Union initiative, which assists the green and digital transitions and helps fuel the European economy.”

BRUSSELS – Managed Funds Association (MFA), the association for the global hedge fund and alternative investment industry, is expanding its global footprint with a new office in Brussels. The Brussels office is MFA’s first permanent presence outside the United States. To lead this office, MFA welcomes Taggart Davis as Managing Director, Head of EU Government Affairs. Davis will report to Jillien Flores, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Head of Global Government Affairs.

MFA represents over 150 member firms—including 80% of funds with over $1 billion in assets under management—who employ a range of investment strategies, including credit funds, crossover funds, and private equity. The global alternative investments industry manages over €4 trillion and invests over €1.5 trillion in Europe.

“This is a milestone for MFA. Our members have a global presence and impact, and we are committed to supporting them where they operate,” said Bryan Corbett, President and CEO of Managed Funds Association. “The alternative investment industry plays a critical role in European financial markets. Our industry supports the Capital Markets Union initiative, which assists the green and digital transitions and helps fuel the European economy. I look forward to working with Jillien and Taggart to enhance MFA’s presence in Europe,” Corbett concluded.

“Taggart’s extensive EU policy and regulatory affairs experience, as well as his deep knowledge of our industry, makes him a natural fit for MFA’s expansion in Europe. MFA is committed to engaging more closely with decision-makers across the EU. We look forward to being a more sustained resource to policymakers and contributing to important discussions on the development of financial services in the EU,” said Jillien Flores, Head of Global Government Affairs.

Davis joins MFA from J.P. Morgan where he was Executive Director for Government Relations in Brussels. He also served as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors at the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU). Davis is an American and Belgian dual-national who has lived and worked in South America, Mexico, the UK, Spain, Poland, and Belgium.

“I am thrilled to be joining MFA to help lead its expansion in Europe. The alternatives industry plays a critical role in Europe’s capital markets, creating economic opportunity across the continent, and I look forward to engaging with policymakers on our shared priorities,” said Taggart Davis.

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About the Global Hedge Fund and Alternative Investment Industry

The global hedge fund and alternative investment industry, including hedge funds, credit, managed futures, and hybrid funds that invest in private companies, has assets under management of $4.3 trillion (Q2 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 hedge fund and 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 150 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. www.managedfunds.org