Maria Long joined the SBAI as content and research director in August 2020 and is responsible for the SBAI’s Working Groups and Toolbox publications. Prior to joining the SBAI, she was an operational due diligence analyst at Man FRM (‘FRM’) a fund of hedge fund and managed account provider based in London. Prior to joining the operational due diligence team in 2015, Long was the head of FRM Middle Office. Her responsibilities included oversight of valuation production, expense payments, FX hedging, and reconciliations. Prior to joining FRM in 2008, Long worked for Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services in Dublin running the fund of hedge fund accounting team and also held operational roles at Unigestion SA and Thames River Capital (UK) Limited, both hedge fund managers based in London. Long received first class honors for a BSc in physical sciences from the Open University in June 2017.