Hedge Funds Politics & Regulation

Maverick COO elected MFA chairman

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William Goodell spoke to AR about carried interest, short-selling bans and Warren Buffett’s call for higher taxes.

   
  William Goodell (Photo: Misty Keasler)
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.

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