US - The Managed Funds Association (MFA) has elected Samuel Weiser to serve as its new chairman in a unanimous vote following elections held on November 7, 2001.
MFA is the Association for investment professionals in the global alternative investment industry including, hedge funds, funds of funds, futures funds, as well as major end-users of derivatives markets and the major financial services providers. MFA has roughly 600 members.
Weiser, based in Chicago, is managing director of Dallas-based Ranger Capital Group, an institutional money management firm specialising in multi-advisor hedge fund products. He is a former partner at Ernst & Young (E&Y) where he was actively involved in the firm’s global hedge fund practice and was national director of Investment Advisory Services, E&Y’s investment consulting practice.
Weiser has been an MFA director for the two years and was just elected to his second two-year term.
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