NEW YORK, NY –Managed Funds Association (MFA), the trade association for the global alternative asset management industry, announced today that Rachel Grand joined as Vice President and Senior Counsel. Grand, based in the New York office, brings to MFA a proven track record in legal and compliance roles with alternative asset managers.
“Rachel’s extensive experience and expertise in handling complex legal and regulatory issues make her an excellent addition to our team,” said Jennifer Han, MFA’s Chief Counsel and Head of Global Regulatory Affairs. “With her proven ability to adapt to regulatory changes and work cross-functionally with multidisciplinary teams, I am confident she will make an immediate impact for MFA and our members.”
Before joining MFA, Grand held several roles at D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P., a global investment and technology development firm with more than $60 billion in investment capital and more than 2,000 employees around the world. As the Senior Vice President and Counsel in the Legal & Compliance Department, she acted as lead attorney for global Investor Relations, offered guidance on marketing practices, and developed and implemented adaptive policies and procedures to adapt to changes in regulation or approach. In this capacity, she also participated in industry advocacy efforts in connection with SEC rulemaking and provision of staff guidance.
In her previous roles as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Matarin Capital Management, LLC, and Chalkstream Capital Group, L.P., she was responsible for overseeing legal and compliance programs. Grand also played a critical role in the development of long-term investment indices focusing on ESG factors while at Matarin Capital.
“We are thrilled to have Rachel join our growing team at this critical time for our industry and membership,” said Bryan Corbett, President and CEO of MFA. “Rachel will play a vital role within our regulatory affairs team and will help bolster MFA’s offering for members.”
Grand received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her B.A. from Yale University.
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.