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MFA Statement on the Passing of Julian Robertson

Washington, DC – Managed Funds Association President and CEO Bryan Corbett today issued the following statement following the death of Julian Robertson:

“We are saddened to hear about the passing of Julian Robertson. As a pioneer of the hedge fund industry, he shaped an asset class that plays a crucial role in the portfolios of pensions, foundations, and endowments around the globe. Julian Robertson has a sterling legacy of training and supporting some of the most important investors in our industry. I want to offer my deepest condolences to his family and former colleagues.”

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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.