Maverick COO elected MFA chairman
By Lawrence Delevingne
Tue Sep 20, 2011
William Goodell spoke to AR about carried interest, short-selling bans and Warren Buffett’s call for higher taxes.
Maverick Capital chief operating officer William Goodell,
unanimously elected today as the Managed Funds Association's
new two-year chairman, begins his tenure with the organization
at the pinnacle of its strength as a lobbyist in Washington but
facing increasing challenges abroad.
(Photo: Misty Keasler)
Goodell takes over as chair
from D.E. Shaw managing director Darcy Bradbury in the midst of
lobbying lawmakers in the U.S. and Europe on issues ranging
from the carried interest tax treatment to short-selling bans
and financial transaction taxes. Goodell looks to continue the
MFA's practice, which emerged under the previous leadership of
Bradbury and Eric Vincent, of actively engaging with lawmakers,
as the MFA did through the financial crisis, helping
shape the Dodd-Frank Act and
regulations emerging from Congress.
The newly-elected board also features directors from two
areas of increasing importance for the 3,000-member,
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