Managed Funds Association Announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors

Sep 28 2015 | 8:03pm ET

The Managed Funds Association (MFA) has announced its 2015-2016 board of directors and newly elected officers. 

The MFA’s new board and officers will provide governance and oversight to MFA and help guide the association’s advocacy, education and communication efforts on global issues impacting the alternative investment industry, noted a press released.

The board unanimously elected David C. Haley, President, Managing Director, HBK Capital Management, as the Board Chair; Michael S. Harris, President, Campbell & Company, Inc., as Vice Chair; Mikael A. Johnson, Senior Lead Partner, Alternative Investments, KPMG LLP, as Treasurer; and Bruce S. Darringer, Member and Chief operating Officer, King Street Capital Management GP, L.L.C., as Secretary.

“Increasingly, institutional investors rely on the alternative investment industry to help them manage risk, diversify their portfolio and provide risk-adjusted returns over time,” noted Haley. “MFA Members are proud to partner with these investors, which represent more than two-thirds of our industry’s $3 trillion in capital under management. The evolution of our investor pool and new reforms, which bring alternative investments into the financially regulated mainstream, make this an especially important time for our industry." 

“I am honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to serve as chair and look forward to working with them and the MFA team in the years ahead,” he added. 

“With the thoughtful guidance of our board, MFA has become a constructive advocate for fair, efficient and liquid capital markets and the investors they serve,” said MFA President and CEO Richard Baker. “We are excited about the future and remain especially grateful for the expertise of our Board and the active involvement of our diverse Membership.”

Newly elected Board Members include:

  • Eric Burl, Co-Head of Global Sales, Head of Americas, Man Group
  • Adam Cooper, Senior Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer, Citadel
  • Joshua Gold, Chief Operating Officer, Three Bays Capital
  • John Liftin, General Counsel and Managing Director, D.E. Shaw 
  • Andrew Rabinowitz, Partner and COO, Marathon Asset Management

Members re-elected to the Board include:

  • Bruce Darringer, Member and COO, King Street Capital Management
  • Michael Harris, President, Campbell & Company
  • Daniel Kochav, Partner and COO, Tenor Capital Management Company
  • Tim Levart, Managing Member, COO, Davidson Kempner Capital Management
  • Steven Wagshal, COO, Samlyn Capital

All elected board members serve two-year terms. In addition, MFA appointed five members to serve one-year terms on its Board. They are:

  • Bryan Durkin, Chief Commercial Officer, CME Group
  • Jeanmarie Grisi, Alcatel Lucent U.S. Chief Investment Officer and President, Alcatel-Lucent Investment Management Corporation
  • Reinhardt Olsen, Global Head of Prime Brokerage, Americas Head of Financing Services, UBS Securities
  • Paul Simpson, Managing Director, Global Head of Equity Asset Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Eric Vincent, CEO, The Electrum Group

Incumbent Board Members reappointed to another term are:

  • Mike Greenstein, Partner, Global and U.S. Alternative Investments Assurance Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Mikael Johnson, Senior Lead Partner, Alternative Investments, KPMG
  • Leonard Ng, Partner, Sidley Austin 
  • Alan Pace, Managing Director, Global Head Of Investor Services Sales, Citigroup
  • Kimberly Walker, CIO, Washington University in St. Louis.

MFA also announced its new executive committee, which includes board Officers David Haley, Michael Harris and Bruce Darringer, as well as board members Kimberly Summe, Duncan Ford, Anthony DeLuca and Timothy L. Barefield. Executive Committee Members serve one-year terms. 

Paul N. Roth, partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, will remain a special advisor to MFA’s board.

MFA would like to extend a special thank you to outgoing chair John Torell, managing director and CFO, Tudor Investment Corporation, and all other outgoing board members:

  • William Goodell, Chief Operating Officer, Partner Fund Management
  • Keith Horn, Former COO, Elliott Management Corporation
  • Henry Kenner, CEO, Arrowgrass Capital Partners 
  • Mark Madden, COO & Director, Tyrus Capital S.A.M.
  • Jeffrey Weber, President & COO, York Capital Management
  • Paul Germain, Head of Business Development and Strategy, Stone Ridge Asset Management
  • Teresa Heitsenrether, Global Head of Custody & Fund Services, J.P. Morgan
  • Yie-Hsin Hung, CEO of New York Life Investment Management
  • Paul Meister, Vice Chairman, GCM Grosvenor
  • Ronald Schmitz, CIO, Virginia Retirement System
  • Alan Thomas, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Prime Brokerage.

The Managed Funds Association 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, enables hedge fund and managed futures firms in the alternative investment industry to participate in public policy discourse, share best practices, and communicate the industry’s contributions to the global economy.

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