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MFA appoints Head of Global Policy

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The Managed Funds Association (MFA), the trade association for the hedge fund and global alternative investment industry, has appointed Andrew Lowenthal as Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Head of Global Policy. Lowenthal comes to MFA from the office of Rep Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-12), where he served as chief of staff. He begins his new role in early January and will be based in Washington, DC.

“Andrew is a seasoned policy professional with decades of experience in government service, advocacy, and alternative investments. He has a deep understanding of the industry and how we create value for our investors, many of whom are public pensions, charitable foundations and university endowments. Andrew is perfectly positioned to enhance our global advocacy and further establish MFA as a resource for policymakers,” says Bryan Corbett, President and CEO of Managed Funds Association.

Lowenthal has worked at the intersection of public policy and capital markets for more than 30 years. Prior to rejoining Rep Maloney, Lowenthal was a senior policy analyst for Reorg, where he covered M&A with complicated regulatory issues. Lowenthal also co-founded one of Washington’s leading financial services advocacy firms, Porterfield & Lowenthal, where he served as an advisor to leading hedge fund managers, mutual funds, and Fortune 500 corporations. Earlier in his career, Lowenthal was chief of staff at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and served as the minority staff director for Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) on the Securities Subcommittee of the Senate Banking Committee.

MFA also announced that Michael Pedroni will be promoted to launch a new research and markets analysis function. Pedroni’s new title will be Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Head of Global Research and Markets. Through this new role, Pedroni will continue to support our international policy efforts.

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