Alternative Investment Management Association
26 September 2012
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has announced the formation of a new AIMA Council, its Board of Directors.
The new non-Executive Chairman was named by AIMA last week as the former US Securities and Exchange Commissioner Kathleen Casey. She replaces out-going AIMA non-Executive Chairman Todd Groome, who had been in the role since 2009.
Ms. Casey is joined on the new AIMA Council by Olwyn Alexander, Partner, PwC; Mark O’Sullivan, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP; Phil Schmitt, President, Summerwood Capital Corp.; and Henry Smith, Global Managing Partner, Maples and Calder. Those continuing their Directorships of AIMA are Andrew Baker, Chief Executive Officer, AIMA; Andrew Bastow, General Counsel, Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs, Winton Capital; James G. Dinan, Founder, Chairman & CEO, York Capital Management; Chris Pearce, Asia COO, Marshall Wace Asia Ltd; Paul Sater, Partner, Ernst & Young; and Phil Tye, Co-Founder and Managing Director, DragonBack Capital Limited.
The retiring slate of Directors are Robert De Rito, Head of Financial Risk Management, APG Asset Management US Inc; Christopher Fawcett, Senior Partner, Fauchier Partners LLP; Florence Lombard, CEO, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association; Sir Paul Ruddock, Director & Chief Executive Officer, Lansdowne Partners Ltd; and Sean Simon, private investor.
Andrew Baker, AIMA’s CEO, said: “We are delighted to have secured such an outstanding Council, and I would like to thank them all for volunteering their time and expertise to AIMA and the global industry. I would also like to pay tribute to the retiring directors for their contributions and support.”
Kathleen Casey, AIMA’s Chairman, added: “I am honoured to be invited to chair the AIMA Council, which reflects the diversity, strength and global reach of the hedge fund industry today. I am excited to work with my AIMA colleagues in representing this important global industry.”
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As the global hedge fund association, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has over 1,300 corporate members (with over 6,000 individual contacts) worldwide, based in over 40 countries.
Members include hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting firms, investors, fund administrators and independent fund directors. They all benefit from AIMA’s active influence in policy development, its leadership in industry initiatives, including education and sound practice manuals and its excellent reputation with regulators worldwide.
AIMA is a dynamic organisation that reflects its members’ interests and provides them with a vibrant global network. AIMA is committed to developing industry skills and education standards and is a co-founder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA) – the industry’s first and only specialised educational standard for alternative investment specialists. For further information, please visit AIMA’s website, www.aima.org.