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AIMA Appoints Former Schroders Hedge Fund COO to the New Position of Deputy CEO

06 August 2007

London, Monday 6 August 2007: The Alternative Investment Management Association (“AIMA”) has appointed Andrew Baker, to the newly-created position of Deputy Chief Executive.

Andrew has joined AIMA from Schroder Investment Management Limited where he was previously Chief Operating Officer – Alternative Investments.

This role has been created to strengthen the senior resources available to the Association at a time of unprecedented growth in the alternative investment industry. Andrew’s focus will be on AIMA’s operations and organisational structure, UK Affairs and regulation and tax.

Andrew brings 27 years of asset management industry experience with him and is very familiar with AIMA and its work having served on its Marketing & PR Committee (2003/2004), COO/CFO Committee (2005 to date) and Sound Practices Committee (2005 to date).

Florence Lombard, Chief Executive Officer at AIMA said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome to AIMA someone with Andrew’s deep experience in the hedge fund industry.  His presence will add a notable resource to the Association”.

She added: “Andrew has been a tour de force for AIMA in recent years, holding pivotal roles in creating regulatory responses, sound practices guides and manager-related projects”.

Andrew Baker commented: “The alternative investment management industry continues to grow and evolve at a break-neck pace and the Association has done an extremely good job of representing its membership since it was established in 1990.  I am enormously relishing the challenge of working with the Council, the staff and the membership to ensure that AIMA continues to perform this role in the years ahead. I feel privileged to be part of such a professional team”.

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For further information, please contact Eoin Brophy or Evan DeBarra, Hume Brophy Communications on +44 (0)20 7499 8736.


Editors’ Notes

1. About AIMA

As the only truly representative global hedge fund association, AIMA, the Alternative Investment Management Association, has 1,175+ corporate members worldwide, based in 47 countries.

Members include leading hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting services and fund administrators.  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 membership’s 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

2. About Andrew Baker

  • COO, Hedge Funds then COO, Alternative Investments in Schroder Investment Management Limited
  • Partner and COO, Beaumont Capital Management
  • Head of International Client Services, Head of Product & Business Services, Head of Commercial Resources,  Gartmore Investment Management Limited
  • Head of Far East equities team, UBS Asset Management Limited
  • Co-founder and fund management partner, HD International Limited
  • Fund manager, NM Rothschild & Sons

 

 
 
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