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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:


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