Thought Leadership

UMB Fund Services Joins HFA’s Global Thought Leadership Council

February 6, 2018

New York, NY: The Hedge Fund Association (“HFA”), a leading global nonprofit trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization serving the alternative investment industry, is thrilled to announce the addition of UMB Fund Services as global Thought Leadership Council sponsor.

“As a long-term administrator in the alternative investments space, we are excited to further our commitment to the industry through sponsorship of the HFA Thought Leadership Council,” said Maureen Quill, president of UMB Fund Services. “We believe the work that HFA does to advance the hedge fund industry through education and transparency is beneficial not only to those in the alternative investments industry, but investors as a whole.”

“The HFA serves its members by producing top-level member networking and educational events, working to educate lawmakers and regulators, and being a strong voice for the advancement of the entire hedge fund industry,” said HFA president Mitch Ackles. “We are honored that UMB Fund Services has chosen to support our mission to help foster new opportunities for HFA members worldwide.”

About The Hedge Fund Association

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) is an international non-profit industry trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization devoted to advancing transparency, development and trust in alternative investments. HFA’s reach is global and extraordinary, with a presence that spans 5 continents and over 16 countries. HFA’s Board and leadership team are volunteers. Membership in HFA includes hedge fund firms, financial institutions, funds of hedge funds, family offices, public and private pension funds, endowments and foundations, high net worth individuals, allocators, and service providers including prime brokers, administrators, custodians, auditors, lawyers, risk managers, technologists and third party marketers. HFA works on behalf of the entire hedge fund industry, including more than 10,000 hedge funds in the U.S. and abroad which collectively manage in excess of $3 trillion in assets, as well as sophisticated investors and industry service providers.

About UMB Fund Services

UMB Fund Services, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., offers a complete line of products and services to the fund industry, including fund administration, fund accounting, tax, investor services and transfer agency, distribution* and custody.* It serves more than 200 clients with combined assets of more than $200 billion as of December 31, 2017. For the past eight years, the company has been named one of the top midsize employers in southeastern Wisconsin by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF), the parent company of UMBFS, is a financial services company headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., offering complete banking services, payment solutions and asset servicing. UMB operates banking and wealth management centers throughout Missouri, Illinois, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arizona and Texas, as well as two national specialty-lending businesses.