Explore research from MFA, partners, and other industry experts on the trends and impact of the private funds and alternative investment industry. These reports, white papers, and other products provide invaluable insights into the key role of alternative investment funds in capital markets around the world and how they help investors—including pensions, foundations, and endowments—deliver for their beneficiaries.
Impact of Hedge Fund Allocation on Endowment ReturnsMFA Report
MFA analysis of Pensions and Investments (P&I) university endowments data found that increasing investments in hedge funds help institutional investors achieve…
The Role of Private Credit in U.S. Capital MarketsMFA Report
Following the 2008 global financial crisis, many banks “de-risked” and, as a result, decreased lending to many small and mid-size companies.
Settlement Periods and Impact on Stock LendingMFA Report
In the wake of the market frenzy around GameStop, some stakeholders such as the Depository Trust Clearing Corporation, are examining whether counterparty risk …
What Happens When Short Interest Exceeds 100 PercentMFA Report
It is very rare for short interest in a company to reach the levels that GameStop experienced. In fact, there have only been 14 instances in the last 12 years …