Jillien Flores serves as Executive Vice President, Managing Director, Head of Global Government Affairs at MFA.
Jillien Flores leads MFA’s Global Government Affairs. In this role, she develops and executes MFA’s advocacy strategies to advance the ability of alternative asset managers to raise capital, invest, and generate returns for their beneficiaries. Flores’ deep understanding of the industry, strong relationships with policymakers, and keen political instincts have delivered positive results for the industry and its investors, like pensions, foundations, and endowments.
Since joining MFA in 2021, Flores has created a more favorable public policy environment for alternative asset managers in the U.S., U.K., and E.U. In the U.S., Flores informs policymakers and their staff about the industry’s significant contributions to local communities and the global economy and push back against proposals that would harm managers, investors, and everyday Americans. Abroad, she spearheaded MFA’s expansion in Brussels to push back against harmful EU rules and in London to shape the future of the U.K.’s capital markets post-Brexit.
Flores joined MFA after six years at Vanguard, one of the world’s leading asset managers. There, she advocated on a range of issues related to US capital markets, tax, and retirement policy. In leadership roles at Vanguard, Flores advanced diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization and the financial services sector.
Prior to joining Vanguard, Flores represented clients before Congress and federal financial regulators as a Director of Government Relations at Porterfield, Lowenthal, Fettig & Sears. She was involved in the legislative and rule-writing process for several financial services laws and regulations, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act.