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MFA Statement on MiFIR Agreement

Washington, DC –  MFA issued the following statement from Head of EU Government Affairs Taggart Davis in response to the MiFIR agreement:

“The MiFIR agreement is a positive step for the competitiveness of EU capital markets and the broader European economy. It supports broader, cost-effective access to market data, which enhances the ability of alternative asset managers to deliver reliable returns for their investors, including EU-based pensions. We appreciate Danuta Hübner MEP, the Swedish Presidency, and other negotiators for their leadership and constructive approach to a deal that paves the way for a more integrated, competitive, and dynamic Capital Markets Union.

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About the Global Alternative Asset Management Industry

The global hedge fund and alternative asset management industry, including hedge funds, credit funds, and crossover funds, has assets under management of $4 trillion (Q4 2022). The industry serves thousands of public and private pension funds, charitable endowments, foundations, sovereign governments, and other global institutional investors by providing portfolio diversification and risk-adjusted returns to help meet their funding obligations and return targets.

About the Managed Funds Association

Managed Funds Association (MFA), based in Washington, DC, New York, and Brussels, represents the global alternative asset management industry. MFA’s mission is to advance the ability of alternative asset managers to raise capital, invest, and generate returns for their beneficiaries. MFA advocates on behalf of its membership and convenes stakeholders to address global regulatory, operational, and business issues. MFA has more than 170 member firms, including traditional hedge funds, credit funds, and crossover funds, that collectively manage nearly $2.2 trillion across a diverse group of investment strategies. Member firms help pension plans, university endowments, charitable foundations, and other institutional investors to diversify their investments, manage risk, and generate attractive returns over time.

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