Mon, Oct 5, 2015
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

MFA launches educational website about the hedge fund industry

Friday, September 14, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update – The Managed Funds Association, the voice of the global alternative investment industry, launched a new website dedicated to providing informative, educational material about the hedge fund industry.

The website, Hedge Fund Fundamentals (, is designed to help answer basic questions, like “what is a hedge fund?” while providing greater understanding about the industry and its benefits to investors and the global economy.

“Hedge funds are a vital part of the economy, but are often misunderstood. By providing accessible and engaging tutorials on this new site, we hope we can help improve communication and understanding surrounding the hedge fund industry,” stated Richard H. Baker, President and CEO, Managed Funds Association.

Content on the Hedge Fund Fundamentals website will be continually updated to reflect topics under discussion in the industry and the news cycle.

Presentations currently available include:

• Hedge Funds 101
• The Changing Role of Hedge Funds in the Global Economy
• U.S. Regulation 101
• EU Regulation 101
• Short Selling
• How the JOBS Act Impacts Regulation D
• Commodity Trading Advisors and Commodity Pool Operators – a Primer

(press release)

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, DC, is an advocacy, education, and communications organization established to enable hedge fund and managed futures firms in the alternative investment industry to participate in public policy discourse, share best practices and learn from peers, and communicate the industry's contributions to the global economy. For more information, visit:


What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Performance - Hedge fund moguls Einhorn, Loeb, Rosenstein lose money in September, Risky strategy sinks small hedge fund[more]

    Hedge fund moguls Einhorn, Loeb, Rosenstein lose money in September From Billionaire stock pickers David Einhorn, Daniel Loeb and Barry Rosenstein on Wednesday told their wealthy investors they lost money in September as market turmoil inflicted more pain on some of America'

  2. Opalesque Exclusive: IRAs represent billions of untapped capital for hedge funds[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Retirement accounts might not be the first source that comes to mind for those looking to raise funds, but they may represent billions of untapped capital. Unlike traditional retirement accounts,

  3. Opalesque TV: One way to access market hedge funds in the EU under the AIFMD radar[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: While the Cayman Islands, the US and Hong Kong await the pan-European marketing passport to be extended to alternative investment fund

  4. Vilas’ equity long bias hedge fund generates market-beating results[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The Vilas Fund, an equity long bias fund managed by Chicago, Illinois-based Vilas Capital Management, posted five-year annualized returns, net of fees, of 23.47% vs. 15.87% for the S&P 500 Index, including divid

  5. Performance - Manager admits spin used to hide poor performance, Fortress macro hedge fund slumps 17.2% amid manager shakeup, In the hedge fund world, bigger is still better[more]

    Manager admits spin used to hide poor performance From … Colin McLean, managing director of SVM Asset Management, told FTAdviser that fund managers underperform all the time, so stories are often needed to mask or explain this. “People need to build a good framework