MFA launches Partnership Program with regional US alternative investment groups

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The Managed Funds Association (MFA), an organisation representing the global alternative investment industry, has launched a partnership programme to support regional and state association growth and further strengthen the voice of the alternative investment industry. 

The MFA Partnership Program aims to enhance the collective power of regional and state networks from coast to coast by increasing collaboration, promoting information sharing, building key allocator relationships, and creating a more efficient and effective network to support, educate, and connect in markets across the US.   
  
“MFA is committed to delivering value across the alternative investment industry and we’re continuing to do so by unlocking the collective capacity of our partner organisations,” says MFA President and CEO Bryan Corbett. “The launch of the MFA Partnership Program serves as a critical capstone moment for MFA and our regional partners as we work together to carry forward the important work of creating value for our member firms and the investors they serve—including pensions, foundations, and endowments.”  
  
MFA Partnership Program members receive access to global regulatory and policy briefings; networking opportunities with industry leaders and peers; support for regional and state marketing, events, and strategic planning; a seat on the MFA Partnership Advisory Council to foster collaboration; and access to other select MFA member resources. Additionally, member firms of regional and state association groups receive access to an expanded community network, enhanced educational resources and event programming, as well as the ability to join combined advocacy efforts at the state and federal level.     
  
“We want to support the continued success of our partners by enhancing the ability of regional and state alternative investment industry trade associations to contribute to the best practices in the operational, policy, and regulatory space,” says MFA Chief Commercial Officer Brooke Harlow.   
  
In conjunction with the announcement of the program, MFA also announced today the hiring of Sarah Riley, Head of Association Partnerships, to oversee the MFA Partnership Program. Riley joins MFA after serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Alternative Investments Association where she focused on fostering growth and advancing the development of Texas’ alternative investment industry through support, education, and networking.   
  
“The regional and state alternative trade groups play an important and valuable role in the industry,” says Harlow. “Through this powerful collaboration with the MFA, these groups will have support from a national strategic partner, while still maintaining the identities and brands that make each of them unique.”  
  
MFA Partnership Program members include: 

California Alternative Investments Association 
Connecticut Hedge Fund Association
New York Alternative Investment Roundtable
Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association
Texas Alternative Investments Association 

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