Roger Hollingsworth

Senior Advisor to the Chairman

 

Roger Hollingsworth is a Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Global USA®.  Roger began his career in public policy in 1999, joining the staff of then incoming senator, and current Senate Minority Leader, Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) as a Legislative Assistant.   He worked on various financial services related legislation including: the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB) financial services bill that repealed the Glass-Steagall Act (GSA); the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act; Credit Rating Agency reform; Securities Transaction Fee reform and measures to lower the tax rate on dividend and capital gains, and Congressional efforts to reform America's housing finance giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

More recently, Mr. Hollingsworth spent 8+ years as the head of global government relations for Managed Funds Association (MFA) where he led advocacy for the trade group which represents the policy interests of private funds, including hedge funds, managed futures firms and other types of asset managers.  He coordinated MFA's domestic lobbying activities before the White House, Congress and relevant financial regulatory bodies, leading the industry’s successful lobbying efforts during the Dodd-Frank discussions.  International he developed relationships with policy makers and regulators throughout the European Union, France, Germany and the UK on a range of financial services policy issues including AIFMD, MiFID, EMIR and more recently Brexit.  MFA was one of the first US-based lobbying organizations to recognize and successfully navigate the complex European policy making apparatus.

Before joining MFA, Roger served as Deputy Staff Director for then-Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT) where he helped coordinate and manage Chairman Dodd's and the Committees legislative agenda throughout the 110th Congress.   As part of that effort, Roger helped lead the Committee's hearings and response to the issues and events which led to crisis in financial, credit and mortgage markets that threatened the US and global economy.  The Committee’s work led passage, of the Dodd-Frank reform legislation.  During that period, Roger also served as a financial services policy advisor during the first presidential campaign of then-US Senator Barack Obama.

In addition to his stints on the Senate Banking Committee and with MFA, Roger has served as vice president of government affairs for the then-Securities Industry Association (SIA) and as deputy chief of staff and senior policy advisor to former United States Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ).  A native New Yorker, Roger received his Bachelor’s Degree. from the University at Albany, State University of New York, and has done graduate public policy work at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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