WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Managed Funds Association (MFA), the trade association for the global alternative asset management industry, announced Georgette Sierra as Vice President, U.S. Government Affairs. Sierra, a seasoned professional with extensive experience in government and financial services, will play a pivotal role in the development and promotion of public policies that advocate for fair, transparent, and efficient capital markets.
“Georgette’s expertise will elevate MFA’s advocacy. Her knowledge of financial services and government will help MFA promote public policy that strengthens capital markets and enables alternative asset managers to generate returns for their beneficiaries, including pensions, foundations, and endowments,” said Bryan Corbett, President and CEO of MFA. “We are confident she will serve our members well.”
Prior to joining MFA, Sierra served as Director of U.S. Public Policy for Credit Suisse. Previously, she served as Director of Government Affairs at BNP Paribas and Vice President of Government Affairs at the Financial Services Roundtable. In those roles she developed and led advocacy efforts for the organizations, developing close relationships with policymakers and regulators in Washington.
Prior to her private sector experience, Sierra served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee. In this role, she served as McCarthy’s top staffer and chief policy advisor, leading the Congresswomen’s Work on the House Financial Services Committee and implementing the congresswoman’s broader legislative agenda. She also served as a policy advisor for U.S. Representative Charles Gonzalez (D-TX), advising the congressman on all financial services issues, including the Emergency Economic and Stabilization Act (EESA) and Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Act of 2008.
“Georgette has demonstrated a deep understanding of the inner workings of both government and the financial service industry throughout her impressive career,” said Jillien Flores, MFA Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Head of Global Government Affairs. “She is a skilled strategist and advocate for the industry. We look forward to having her join our growing team.”
Sierra is a graduate of James Madison University, earning a BA in Political Science. She will report to Jillien Flores, MFA’s Head of Global Government Affairs.
About the Global Alternative Asset Management Industry
The global alternative asset management industry, including hedge funds, credit funds, and crossover funds, has assets under management of $4 trillion (Q4 2022). 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 Managed Funds Association
Managed Funds Association (MFA), based in Washington, DC, New York, Brussels, and London, 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 170 member firms, including traditional hedge funds, credit funds, and crossover funds, that collectively manage nearly $2.2 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.