|Managed Funds Association (MFA)|
The Managed Funds Association represents the interests of the alternative investment industry professionals, as well as the service providers who support the hedge fund industry.
MFA’s membership consists of professionals with an expertise in alternative investment strategies including hedge funds, funds of funds, futures funds, commodity trading advisors, and commodity pool operators.
Managed Funds Association promotes activities designed to advance the common purposes of all members of the alternative investment industry. It also enhances the image and understanding of that industry, furthers constructive dialogue with the regulators of the industry, and monitors and interprets regulations that direct the alternative investment industry.
MFA provides communication and education for investors, regulators, legislators, the financial media, and members; supports expansion of the industry through a representative ofi ce in Washington and its objective is mainly educational programs; and offers professional development for its members by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas among its members. MFA cultivates an environment where professionals from the industry have the best chance to better perform and at the same time serve the requirements of their clients.
The Foundation of MFA provides grants for economic, business, and financial research on the use of derivatives as an essential investment management tool. The Foundation makes grants available to universities, colleges, academic foundations, academic institutions, individuals, and other research entities.