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Statement On The Draft AIFMD Report

Brussels, Belgium – Taggart Davis, MFA Managing Director, Head of EU Government Affairs, released the following statement on the draft AIFMD report issued by MEP Benjumea:

“A well-functioning AIFMD is integral to strengthening Europe’s capital markets and providing investors access to global expertise and investment opportunities.

“We are pleased to see that the draft report recognizes the importance of the alternative asset management industry to the success of the Capital Markets Union. MEP Benjumea’s constructive approach to the AIFMD review will maintain the ability of EU pensions to manage risk and deliver for their beneficiaries.

We look forward to working with members of the parliament as they continue to deliberate on the report.”

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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.