Washington, DC – Managed Funds Association Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Head of Global Government Affairs Jillien Flores today issued the following statement in response to the European Parliament’s Draft Report on MiFIR:
“The draft MiFIR report is a positive step for markets. The rising price of market data harms efforts to strengthen the capital markets union and the report’s recommendations will provide ESMA the tools to ensure data is provided on a fair, commercial basis. All market participants should be able to secure market data at a reasonable fee that reflects the cost to produce and disseminate the data.”
About the Global Alternative Investment Industry
The global hedge fund and alternative asset management industry, including hedge funds, credit, managed futures, and hybrid funds that invest in private companies, has assets under management of $4.3 trillion (Q3 2021). 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 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, and fair capital markets. MFA’s more than 150 member firms collectively manage nearly $2.6 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. www.managedfunds.org.