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MFA Announces 2022-2023 Board of Directors

Bryan Corbett: “Our board provides essential guidance as we navigate this pivotal time for our industry, including unprecedented scrutiny from regulators around the world and a constantly evolving business landscape. ”

WASHINGTON, DC – Managed Funds Association (MFA), the trade association for the global alternative asset management industry, announced today its newly elected and appointed members of its Board of Directors for 2022-2023. These new board members, who officially begin their term on October 1, include top executives from leading alternative asset managers and service provider organizations.

“I join our Board Chair and Vice-Chair in congratulating the new members of the MFA Board of Directors,” said MFA President and CEO Bryan Corbett. “Our board provides essential guidance as we navigate this pivotal time for our industry, including unprecedented scrutiny from regulators around the world and a constantly evolving business landscape. MFA will continue to lead the charge to preserve the industry’s ability to deliver for institutional investors, including pensions, foundations, and endowments. I would also like to thank our outgoing board members for their service to the industry and partnership with MFA.”

Natalie Birrell, President, Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C., currently serves as Chair of the MFA Board of Directors, and Jim Rowen, COO, Renaissance Technologies, serves as Vice-Chair. MFA’s more than 150 member firms collectively manage nearly $2.6 trillion across a diverse group of investment strategies, including credit, long/short equity, event-driven, quantitative, and crossover strategies that invest in private companies.

“Our new board represents a vibrant cross-section of investment strategies, strategic partners, and allocators,” said Natalie Birrell, Chair of the MFA Board of Directors. “We have assembled a fantastic group of industry leaders to help MFA navigate the challenges ahead and to meet the evolving needs of our growing membership. I look forward to working with this board and MFA’s leadership over the next year.”

The new members of the MFA Board:

  • Elected Directors
    • Des Anderson, COO, Marshall Wace
    • Mark Bailey, Managing Director, Two Sigma
    • Rebecca Ginzburg, President & COO, Junto
    • Chris Hayward, President, Golden Tree
    • Zion Shohet, COO, Elliott
    • John Spinney, COO & CFO, Bracebridge
    • Tracey Yurko, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Bridgewater
  • Appointed Directors:
    • Brian Daly, Partner, Akin Gump
    • Paul Fleming, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Alternatives, State Street
    • Peter Greene, Vice Chair, Investment Management Group, Schulte Roth & Zabel
    • Natalie Deak Jaros, Partner, Financial Services, EY
    • Mike Kelleher, Managing Director, Americas Head Equity Finance, J.P. Morgan
    • Edouard Matitia-Cohen, Managing Director, Bank of America
    • Andrew Palmer, CIO, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
    • Ted Post, Co-Head of Prime Brokerage, Head of Prime Sales Americas, BNP
    • Carlos Rangel, CIO, Kellogg Foundation
    • Carl Stewart, Vice Chairman, HSBC

About the Global Hedge Fund and Alternative Asset Management Industry

The global hedge fund and alternative asset management industry, including hedge funds, credit, managed futures, and hybrid funds that invest in private companies, has assets under management of $4.3 trillion (Q3 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), based in Washington, DC, New York, and Brussels, represents the global alternative asset management industry. MFA’s mission is to advance the ability of alternative asset managers to raise capital, invest, and generate returns for their beneficiaries. MFA advocates on behalf of its membership and convenes stakeholders to address global regulatory, operational, and business issues. MFA has more than 150 member firms, including traditional hedge funds, crossover funds, and private credit funds, that collectively manage nearly $2.6 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.

www.managedfunds.org.