Alternative Investment Management Association Representing the global hedge fund industry
Role and salary dependent on experience – minimum 5 years
plus discretionary bonus, private healthcare, life assurance, defined-contribution pension plan
AIMA, the global trade association for hedge fund managers and other practitioners in the sector, seeks an experienced Director/ Associate Director for its busy Markets Regulation team, also serving as a key member contact and liaison on other policy and regulatory matters within the Government and Regulatory Affairs Department. This role is based in New York.
AIMA is headquartered in London, with additional offices around the globe, including in New York. AIMA services approximately 1,400 corporate members – including the largest, globally active hedge fund managers - in over 50 countries, providing summaries and responses to important regulatory and tax consultations and developing guidance notes and sound practice guiedes for our members. We also maintain and develop relationships with national and supranational regulatory and policy making institutions around the world such as FSB, IOSCO, BCBS and others.
Structure of Government and Regulatory Affairs department
The Department consists of 10 members of staff, working across three teams, Asset Management, Markets Regulation and Tax. The Department is headed by the Deputy-CEO, Jiri Krol.
Role: Director / Associate Director, Markets Regulation, Reporting to Head of Markets Regulation Team
Following a significant increase in the level of AIMA’s work in respect of US regulation, AIMA is looking for a candidate to join the Markets Team, working out of our New York office. Responsibility will cover the broad range of markets-focused regulatory initiatives coming out of the US currently, notably Dodd-Frank Title VII requirements and CFTC/SEC measures on HFT/algorithmic trading and market structure. The successful candidate will be the key point of contact for US members on the full range of regulatory topics that AIMA deals with.
The successful candidate will work on these key files with the assistance of working groups made up of AIMA members and would be expected to assume personal responsibility for specific work-streams. In addition, there is an increasing advocacy role in putting forward AIMA’s case in respect of various files in front of policy makers and regulatory authorities, notably the CFTC, the SEC, FED and the Treasury.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain a wide and high-profile exposure to the regulatory issues facing the hedge fund industry, whilst playing a leading role in AIMA’s US activities. AIMA has built an exceptionally high reputation for representing the interests of the hedge fund industry globally. The level of its output is matched only by its attention to detail and professionalism and a desire to reflect the unique characteristics of its membership.
Working within a trade association is unique; representing membership interests requires an excellent grasp of policy issues and prominent advocacy component and public policy outreach. Our Government and Regulatory Affairs Department manages all matters relating to regulatory and tax issues of relevance to the AIMA membership base. The growth of our specialist industry and the substantial increase in issues, particularly over the last 36 months, means that the department’s role has become a crucial one.
The position of Director / Associate Director, Markets Regulation requires a self-starter; he/she will need to demonstrate a deep understanding of the US legal and regulatory framework as it relates to the hedge fund industry; to track US regulatory developments efficiently and to set out AIMA’s position on relevant topics publicly and in private meetings. There is significant scope for the individual to grow and develop the role. A legal, compliance or other relevant industry background and/or experience within a governmental or similar agency would be valuable.
The role includes:
Required skills and experience for this position include:
Additional experience and knowledge preferred in the areas of:
This is an excellent opportunity for you to take the next step in your career and play a leading role in the US activities of this growing international trade body. We are committed to helping you to achieve your professional goals.
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Please call for further information and/or forward your CV:
Adam Jacobs – Director, Head of Markets Regulation
The Alternative Investment Management Association Limited (AIMA)
167 Fleet Street
London EC4A 2EA
Tel +44 (0)20 7822 8380