MFA Announces Jillien Flores as Head of U.S. Government Affairs and Jennifer Han as MFA’s Chief Counsel and Head of Regulatory Affairs

 

March 10, 2021

Corbett: “Jillien understands the vital role MFA members play in helping their investors- pension funds, hospital endowments, and charitable foundations – meet their critical obligations every year, in all market conditions.”

Corbett: “Jenn brings legal expertise, deep industry knowledge, and strategic savvy to MFA.”

WASHINGTON, DC Managed Funds Association (MFA), the trade association for the hedge fund and global alternative investment industry, today announced that Jillien Flores will join the organization as Head of U.S. Government Affairs and Jennifer Han has been promoted to Chief Counsel and Head of Regulatory Affairs.

Flores joins MFA from Vanguard where she served on the government relations team and advocated on behalf of shareholders and clients on a range of policy issues, including capital markets, tax, and retirement policy. Flores begins her new role effective March 8, 2021, and will be based in Washington, DC.

“Jillien comes to MFA with a wealth of experience advocating for public policies that foster efficient, transparent, and fair capital markets,” said Bryan Corbett, President and CEO of Managed Funds Association. “Jillien understands the vital role MFA members play in helping their investors- pension funds, hospital endowments, and charitable foundations – meet their critical obligations every year, in all market conditions. Jillien will be an important voice for our industry as we work to address top issues impacting the future of alternative investments and demonstrate our important role in creating economic growth and opportunities for American workers.”

Flores is an experienced government relations professional. She served as a primary government relations advocate at Vanguard since 2015. Previously she worked at the Washington, D.C. government relations and public affairs firm Porterfield, Lowenthal, Fettig & Sears, where she represented numerous clients in the hedge fund and alternative investment industry. Flores also spent time on Capitol Hill, in the office of former Rep. Jo Bonner (R-AL). She graduated from The George Washington University.

Han, in her new role, will oversee industry development of regulatory policy, regulatory engagement, and key legal and compliance matters affecting the alternative investment industry. Han has held several roles in her nearly 15-year tenure at MFA. Prior to MFA, Han was a staff attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where she analyzed policies and conducted inspections and examinations of regulated entities to ensure compliance with securities laws and regulations. Han also has private sector experience assisting investment firms with legal and compliance matters.

“Jenn brings legal expertise, deep industry knowledge, and strategic savvy to MFA. We are a stronger organization because of her contributions, and I’m thrilled she agreed to be our top lawyer,” Corbett concluded.

Both Flores and Han report to Andrew Lowenthal, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Head of Global Policy.

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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 approximately $3.7 trillion. The industry serves hundreds 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, 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