Noah Theran Joins MFA as EVP and Managing Director for Global Communications

Corbett: “Noah brings a track record of helping high-profile industries strengthen their communications capabilities to meet their public policy and reputation building objectives.”

WASHINGTON, DC – Managed Funds Association (MFA), the trade association for the global alternative investment industry, today named Noah Theran as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Global Communications. Mr. Theran joins MFA from Internet Association, where he has led communications since 2014. He begins his new role on June 22, 2020 and will be based in Washington, DC.

“Communicating who we are and how we create value for our investors – many of whom are public pensions, charitable foundations and endowments – is critical to our industry’s success. Noah brings a track record of helping high-profile industries strengthen their communications capabilities to meet their public policy and reputation building objectives. He possesses deep knowledge of the alternative asset landscape and is an immediate value-add to our team,” said Bryan Corbett, President and CEO of Managed Funds Association.

Mr. Theran comes to MFA from Internet Association, a national trade association representing more than 40 of the world’s top internet companies, where he was Senior Vice President of Global Public Affairs & Communications since 2014. In this role, he helped grow Internet Association into a respected voice on tech policy issues and oversaw the team responsible for global communications, digital, marketing, events and grassroots. Prior to Internet Association, Mr. Theran was Director of Communications at the American Investment Council, the trade association representing the interests of the world’s largest private equity firms. There, his team earned a PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence, Reputation/Brand Management for their campaign to help the private equity industry manage the spotlight of the 2012 presidential election.

Mr. Theran earned his B.S. from Cornell University.



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 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 sound industry practices and public policies that foster efficient, transparent, and fair capital markets. MFA, based in Washington, D.C., is an advocacy, education, and communications organization established to enable alternative asset managers to participate in public policy discourse, share best practices and learn from peers, and communicate the industry’s contributions to the global economy. MFA members help pension plans, university endowments, charitable organizations, qualified individuals and other institutional investors to diversify their investments, manage risk, and generate attractive returns over time. MFA has cultivated a global membership and actively engages with regulators and policymakers in Asia, Europe, North and South America, and many other regions where MFA members are market participants.