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Managed Funds Association picks 2016-1017 board of directors

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Opalesque Industry Update - Managed Funds Association, the leading voice of the global alternative investment industry, today announced its 2016-2017 Board of Directors. The unanimously elected new Board, diverse in firm size and geographic makeup, is comprised of leading market participants, including fund managers, public and private pension funds, banks and accounting firms, among others. It will provide governance oversight to MFA and help guide the Association’s advocacy, education and communications efforts.

MFA’s returning officers are: Board Chair David C. Haley, president, HBK Capital Management; Vice Chair Michael S. Harris, president, Campbell & Company, LP., and Secretary Bruce S. Darringer, member and chief operating officer, King Street Capital Management. MFA Board Members elected Natalie Deak Jaros, partner, Ernst & Young, LLP to serve as Treasurer.

"Institutional investors continue to rely on the alternative investment industry to help diversify portfolios, manage risks and deliver reliable returns over time,” Haley said. “This partnership highlights the important role MFA has to play in the U.S. and internationally as a constructive advocate for fair and efficient capital markets that benefit all investors.”

MFA President and CEO Richard H. Baker said, “With the thoughtful guidance of our Members, MFA has cemented its reputation over the last 25 years as the leading global voice for the alternative investment industry. We look forward to building on this progress over the next quarter century and continuing our work with policymakers and industry experts to help ensure the implementation of effective rules and regulations governing global capital markets.”

“On behalf of the Board and entire MFA team, we remain grateful for the expertise and active involvement of our diverse Membership,” Baker and Haley added.

Newly elected Board Members include:

  • Leda Braga, CEO, Systematica Investments Limited
  • Christopher Hayward, Managing Partner, Chief Operating Officer, Highbridge Capital Management, LLC
  • Jonathan Hitchon, Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, Two Sigma Investments, LP.

All elected Board Members serve a two-year term. In addition to the elected Board Members, MFA appointed six Members to serve one-year terms on its Board:

  • Natalie Deak Jaros, Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP;
  • Edward H. Dougherty, National Hedge Fund Leader, Deloitte;
  • Thomas Droumenq, Managing Director, Head of Sales, Americas, Societe Generale;
  • Joel Hinkhouse, Senior Investment Manager, Teacher Retirement System of Texas;
  • Frank La Salla, Global CEO, Alternative Investment Services & Structured Product Services, BNY Mellon;
  • George Sullivan, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Alternative Investment Solutions, State Street Corporation.

MFA also announces its new Executive Committee, which includes Board Officers David C. Haley, Michael S. Harris, Bruce S. Darringer and Board Members Eric Burl, Anthony J. DeLuca, Duncan Ford and Josh Gold.

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