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Ron Alquist

Ron Alquist is MFA’s Managing Director, Research. In this role, Ron leads MFA’s research function, which supports public policy that fosters a robust alternative asset management ecosystem around the world. Ron conducts research that addresses policy and regulatory questions relevant to MFA’s membership and coordinates research projects with its external partners.

Before MFA, Ron worked as a Principal Economist and Senior Policy Advisor for the Financial Stability Oversight Council at the US Treasury, where he led several policy projects examining potential risks to the US financial system. Ron also spent time at the Office of Financial Research conducting research on hedge funds, among other topics. Additionally, Ron worked at AQR and Kings Peak Assets Management in the private sector. Ron started his career as an economist in the International Economic Analysis Department at the Bank of Canada.

Ron received a BA in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, an M.Sc. in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research has been published in various academic and practitioner journals.