Managed Funds Association Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors, Renews Focus on Global Outreach and Advocacy

WASHINGTON--()--Managed Funds Association (MFA) today announced its 2014-2015 Board of Directors. With a financial landscape increasingly shaped by interconnected markets and coordination among prudential regulators, this globally diverse new board uniquely positions MFA to continue to be the leading voice of the global hedge fund and managed futures industry.

The Board unanimously re-elected John R. Torell, IV, managing director and chief financial officer, Tudor Investment Corporation, as its Chair.

“Our new board enhances MFA’s global reach and focus,” said Mr. Torell. “Our Directors’ perspective is sewn from decades of personal experience, helping MFA engage in unique, real-time dialogue with regulators and policymakers on the myriad of complex issues shaping the industry today.”

Newly elected directors serving two-year terms on MFA’s Board include: Timothy L. Barefield, COO, Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P.; Putnam Coes, III, partner and COO, Paulson & Co., Inc.; Anthony J. DeLuca, chief financial officer, Moore Capital Management, LP; Duncan Ford, partner, chief operating officer, Marshall Wace LLP; Christopher Hedberg, managing director, CarVal Investors; Eric Komitee, general counsel, Viking Global Investors LP; and, Ajay Nagpal, chief operating officer, Millennium Management LLC.

Directors re-elected to serve two-year terms on the Board include: Christopher Greene, managing director and chief administrative officer, Tudor Investment Corporation; David C. Haley, president, managing director, HBK Capital Management; and, Kimberly Summe, chief operating officer and general counsel, Partner Fund Management, LP.

The Board elected the following officers to serve with Mr. Torell: David C. Haley as Vice Chair, Mikael A. Johnson as Treasurer, and Bruce S. Darringer as Secretary.

MFA also announced its new executive committee, which includes: Mr. Torell; David C. Haley; Bruce S. Darringer; Duncan Ford; William R. Goodell; Michael S. Harris; Keith L. Horn; and, Kimberly Summe. Board officers and members of the executive committee serve one-year terms.

MFA also appointed six new directors to serve one-year terms on its Board: Michael S. Greenstein, partner, alternative investments assurance leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Leonard Ng, partner, Sidley Austin LLP; Alan Pace, managing director, global head of investor services sales, Citigroup, Citi; Ronald D. Schmitz, chief investment officer, Virginia Retirement System; Alan Thomas, managing director, Morgan Stanley Prime Brokerage; and, Kimberly G. Walker, chief investment officer, Washington University in St. Louis.

Incumbent Board members who were elected in 2013 and will serve through 2015: Bruce S. Darringer, member and chief operating officer, King Street Capital Management; William R. Goodell, chief operating officer, Maverick Capital, Ltd.; Michael S. Harris, president, Campbell & Company, Inc.; Keith L. Horn, chief operating officer, Elliott Management Corporation; Henry Kenner, chief executive officer, Arrowgrass Capital Partners LLP; Daniel H. Kochav, partner and chief operating officer, Tenor Capital Management Company, L.P.; Tim Levart, managing member; chief operating officer, Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP; Mark Madden, chief operating officer & director, Tyrus Capital S.A.M.; John R. Torell, IV, managing director and chief financial officer, Tudor Investment Corporation; Steven Wagshal, chief operating officer, Samlyn Capital, LLC; and, Jeffrey A. Weber, president & chief operating officer, York Capital Management.

Incumbent Board members who were re-appointed to another term and will serve through 2015 include: Paul Germain, managing director, global head of prime services, Credit Suisse; Teresa Heitsenrether, managing director, global head of prime brokerage, J.P. Morgan; Yie-Hsin Hung, co-president of New York Life Investment Management LLC, New York Life Investments Group; Mikael A. Johnson, senior lead partner, alternative investments, KPMG LLP; and, Paul Meister, vice chairman, GCM Grosvenor.

Incumbent special advisor to the Board is Paul N. Roth, partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.

The Board extended its appreciation to five outgoing elected directors: Todd Builione, co-head of hedge funds, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts; Michael Gismondi, chief operating officer, Discovery Capital Management, LLC; David Harding, chief executive officer, Winton Capital Management Ltd.; Tracy V. Maitland, president and chief investment officer, Advent Capital Management, LLC; and, Michael Mendelson, principal, AQR Capital Management, LLC.

Richard H. Baker, MFA President and CEO, said, “MFA sincerely thanks each of our departing directors, particularly our departing officers, Howard Altman and Todd Builione, for their counsel and committed leadership. The election of this talented new board is an important renewal of MFA’s commitment to global leadership. These are complex, often challenging, times for those doing business in the financial markets, and I am proud to stand with our new Board as we engage and advocate on critical issues affecting the hedge fund and managed futures industry.”

The Board also thanked its six outgoing appointed directors: Howard Altman, partner, alternative investments, KMPG LLP; Barry Bausano, president, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. and co-head, markets prime finance, Deutsche Bank; Eric R. Dinallo, partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Peter M. Gilbert, chief investment officer, Lehigh University; David Vaughan, partner, Dechert LLP; and, Ash Williams, executive director and chief investment officer, Florida State Board of Administration.

MFA’s Board of Directors provides governance oversight for the association’s education, advocacy, and outreach on global issues affecting the alternative investment industry. The Board determines MFA’s global policy priorities and ensures the proper resources and support are in place to allow for the association’s constructive contribution to policy debates.

About Managed Funds Association

The 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. MFA members help pension plans, university endowments, charitable organizations, qualified individuals and other institutional investors to diversify their investments, manage risk, and generate attractive returns. MFA has cultivated a global membership and actively engages with regulators and policy makers in Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia and all other regions where MFA members are market participants.
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