Managed Funds Association

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

800,000€ - 899,999€

Financial year: Oct 2021 - Sep 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.75 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

1

High-level Commission meetings

30

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Managed Funds Association   (MFA)

    EU Transparency Register

    041415315167-65 First registered on 05 Dec 2014

    Goals / Remit

    Managed Funds Association (MFA) represents the global alternative investment industry and its investors by advocating for sound industry practices and public policies that foster efficient, transparent, and fair capital markets. MFA, based in Washington, DC, is an advocacy, education, and communications organization established to enable hedge fund and managed futures firms in the alternative investment industry to participate in public policy discourse, share best practices and learn from peers, and communicate the industry’s contributions to the global economy. MFA members help pension plans, university endowments, charitable organizations, qualified individuals and other institutional investors to diversify their investments, manage risk, and generate attractive returns. MFA has cultivated a global membership and actively engages with regulators and policy makers in Asia, Europe, North and South America, and many other regions where MFA members are market participants.

    Main EU files targeted

    MFA represents participants in the alternative investment industry and tracks and advocates on their behalf, regulatory and legislative matters and dossiers affecting that industry, including, but not limited, to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, European Commission’s Short Selling Regulation, European Markets Infrastructure Regulation, Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, Market Abuse Directive, Financial Transaction Tax, Capital Markets Union, Sustainable Finance, and Non-Bank Financial Intermediation.

    Address

    Head Office
    1301 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 350
    Washington, D.C. 20004
    UNITED STATES
    EU Office
    Rue d'Arlon 40
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    3

    Employment timeLobbyists
    75%2
    25%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1.75

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 27 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Taggart DAVIS 14 Mar 2023 13 Mar 2024

    Complementary Information

    Managed Funds Association works with outside consultancies for occasional assistance with activities covered by the register. While our expenditures on such external consultancies are included in our declaration of annual costs, the FTE count in this section does not include our outside consultants’ staff working on activities covered by the Register.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    • European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) which is affiliated with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
    • MFA supports the work of New Financial (think tank)
    • ECMI website: https://www.ecmi.eu/
    • CEPS website: https://www.ceps.eu/
    • New Financial website: https://newfinancial.org/

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Oct 2021 - Sep 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    800,000€ - 899,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    NameAmount
    hume brophy 25,000€ - 49,999€
    fti consulting 50,000€ - 99,999€
    sidley austin 50,000€ - 99,999€
    samman law and corporate affairs 50,000€ - 99,999€
    ipk european strategy 0€ - 10,000€

    Intermediaries for current year

    Name
    ipk european strategies
    hume brophy
    samman law and corporate affairs
    fti consulting

    Closed year Costs

    800,000€ - 899,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    • MFA held a Brussels Office Launch which took place on May 10th 2022.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    30 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 06 Jun 2023 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject CMU, RIS and SSR
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Paul Moley (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Jan 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Short Selling Regulation, CMU, AIFMD
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Florian Denis (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Jul 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject AIFMD, MFA in Europe
      DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • John Berrigan (Director-General)
    • Date 10 May 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject AIFMD review ELTIF Regulation review MMFs
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Peter Power (Cabinet member)
      • Florian Denis (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Sep 2021 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Discussions concerning an upcoming event
      DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • John Berrigan (Director-General)
    • Date 30 Apr 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Financial services
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Florian Denis (Cabinet member)
      • Nathalie De Basaldua Lemarchand (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Jun 2020 Location Virtual meeting
      Subject CMU, hedge funds, leverage and systemic risk
      DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • John Berrigan (Director-General)
    • Date 14 Nov 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject CMU, sustainable finance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Jul 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject CMU, Sustainable Finance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Jul 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject CMU and sustainable finance.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Nathalie De Basaldua Lemarchand (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Apr 2019 Location Bucharest
      Subject Réforme des mesures prudentielles, l’impact du Brexit sur l’activité des fonds d’investissements américains dans l’Union européenne.
      DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Olivier Guersent (Director-General)
    • Date 20 Feb 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Investment Firm Review (IFR), Brexit
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Jan Ceyssens (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 26 Jun 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Capital Markets Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Paulina Dejmek Hack (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Dec 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject ESA review, MiFID, prudential regime for investment firms
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Marlene Madsen (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Dec 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Prudential Regime proposal
      DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Olivier Guersent (Director-General)
    • Date 13 Nov 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject ESAs review; EMIR; Investment Firm Review
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Jan Ceyssens (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject CMU mid term review and financial services.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Marlene Madsen (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject CMU, Brexit, AIFMD
      DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Olivier Guersent (Director-General)
    • Date 08 Feb 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject EU priorities
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Paulina Dejmek Hack (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject CCS follow up with Norway
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Carlos Moedas
      Portfolio Research, Science and Innovation
      Attending
      • Robert Schröder (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Feb 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject discussion on the economic outlook and the EU's regulatory agenda in relation to matters of taxation and financial services
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Pierre Moscovici
      Portfolio Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
      Attending
      • Maria Elena Scoppio (Cabinet member)
      • Ioana Diaconescu (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 16 Feb 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Financial Policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill
      Portfolio Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Matthew Baldwin (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Capital Markets Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Paulina Dejmek Hack (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject CMU
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Pierre Moscovici
      Portfolio Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
      Attending
      • Ioana Diaconescu (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Lee Foulger (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Feb 2015 Location New York
      Subject EU and US Regulatory Agenda in Financial Services
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill
      Portfolio Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Jonathan Hill (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 17 Dec 2014 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Investment Plan and Capital Markets Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Paulina Dejmek Hack (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Dec 2014 Location Brussels
      Subject Capital Markets Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill
      Portfolio Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Nathalie De Basaldua Lemarchand (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Dec 2014 Location Brussels
      Subject Capital markets union
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Valérie Herzberg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 16 Dec 2014 Location Brussels- European Commission
      Subject CMU
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Jan Ceyssens (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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