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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 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, the Americas, Australia and all other regions where MFA Members are market participants.

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Finance Latvia Association is an open minded non-for-profit organization for broad and joined-up representation of finance, technology and related industries in Latvia. Our vision – Latvian financial industry pursues broad partnerships and leads in innovation in Europe. The basic principles and values of the organization in creating a unified platform and maintaining high-quality discussions on topical issues are transparency, partnership and accountability.

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Businesses are shifting the way they use the capital markets to deliver on their strategic objectives. With a team of more than 150 – located in all of the world’s major financial hubs, Hogan Lovells’ global Capital Markets lawyers can work with you on the full range of equity and debt capital markets transactions, including structured finance and derivatives products. You name it, we’ve done it.

For more information, visit www.hoganlovells.com

NETWORKING PARTNER

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CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion of ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. Our aim is to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. There are more than 162,000 CFA charterholders worldwide in 163 markets and regions. CFA Institute has eight offices worldwide and there are 151 local member societies. For more information, visit http://www.cfainstitute.org or follow us on Twitter at @CFAInstitute and on Facebook.com/CFAInstitute.

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The Alternative Credit Council (ACC) is a global body that represents asset management firms in the private credit and direct lending space. It currently represents over 100 members that manage $350bn of private credit assets.

The ACC is an affiliate of AIMA and is governed by its own board which ultimately reports to the AIMA Council.

ACC members provide an important source of funding to the economy. They provide finance to mid-market corporates, SMEs, commercial and residential real estate developments, infrastructure as well the trade and receivables business.

The ACC’s core objectives are to provide guidance on policy and regulatory matters, support wider advocacy and educational efforts and generate industry research with the view to strengthening the sector’s sustainability and wider economic and financial  benefits.

Alternative credit, private debt or direct lending funds have grown substantially in recent years and are becoming a key segment of the asset management industry. The ACC seeks to explain the value of private credit by highlighting the sector’s wider economic and financial stability benefits.

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EFAMA is the voice of the European investment management industry. EFAMA represents through its 28 member associations, 62 corporate members and 25 associate members more than EUR 25 trillion in assets under management of which EUR 15.6 trillion managed by 60,174 investment funds at end 2017. Close to 32,000 of these funds were UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities) funds, with the remaining 28,300 funds composed of AIFs (Alternative Investment Funds).

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ICI Global carries out the international work of the Investment Company Institute, the leading association representing regulated funds globally. ICI’s membership includes regulated funds publicly offered to investors in jurisdictions worldwide, with total assets of US$28.9 trillion. ICI seeks to encourage adherence to high ethical standards, promote public understanding, and otherwise advance the interests of regulated investment funds, their managers, and investors. ICI Global has offices in London, Hong Kong, and Washington, DC.

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The European Association of CCP Clearing Houses (EACH) represents the interests of Central Counterparties (CCPs) in Europe since 1992. CCPs are financial market infrastructures that significantly contribute to safer, more efficient and transparent global financial markets. EACH currently has 19 members from 15 different European countries.  EACH is registered in the European Union Transparency Register with number 36897011311-96.