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Alternative Investment Management Association Representing the global hedge fund industry

Reuters Becomes Global Sponsoring Member

11 January 2007

London, 11 January 2007: AIMA, the global trade association for hedge funds announces that Reuters has become AIMA’s sixth global sponsoring member.

Reuters, including Lipper and Lipper HedgeWorld, will initially join in eight important financial centres; London, New York, Hong Kong, Dublin, Singapore, Tokyo, Zurich and Toronto.

Sponsoring members are those who provide financial support in excess of standard membership fees, to allow AIMA to increase its global activities as well as to enhance the level of sound practices within the industry.

Commenting on the new sponsorship arrangements, Emma Mugridge, Director said, “Reuters is a world leader in international news and financial information, vital components in any hedge fund operation. We are pleased to welcome Reuters as a global sponsor and to applaud their commitment to these eight leading hedge fund centres.”

David Johnson, Global Head of Marketing, Business Divisions said, “Reuters is committed to providing indispensable content and innovative tools to the global alternative investment community.  We are delighted to underline this commitment through our sponsorship of AIMA. We look forward to taking an active role in AIMA’s global initiatives to promote excellence and sound practices within the industry.”

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For further information, please contact Eoin Brophy, 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 over 1,100 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 Reuters

Reuters is the world’s largest international news and financial information source, reaching over 1 billion people a day. Known for its speed, accuracy and independence, Reuters content powers newsrooms and financial markets around the world. Reuters distributes its text, data, pictures and video to professionals and direct to consumers via online and digital services. Founded in 1851, Reuters Group has 16,800 employees in 89 countries and had annual revenues of £2.4 billion/$4.4 billion in 2005. For more information and the latest news, visit www.reuters.com

 
 
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