Alternative Investment Management Association Representing the global hedge fund industry
19 May 2008
London, 19 May 2008: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) - the global hedge fund and alternative investment industry body - has appointed Sean Simon of Ivy Asset Management as the new AIMA Council representative of its US members and as a member of the AIMA Board of Directors.
Since January 2006 Mr Simon has been Co-President of Ivy Asset Management, one of America’s leading alternative investment funds of funds managers with in excess of $15bn assets under management. He is responsible for the firm’s strategic planning and the management of its overall business. Mr Simon also serves on the firm’s Investment Committee as an advisory member.
As a member of the Managed Funds Association’s (MFA) Board of Directors, Mr Simon’s presence on both governing bodies will complement greatly the newly-announced collaboration between the two associations.
Florence Lombard, CEO of AIMA, commented:
“We are delighted to welcome Mr Simon to this role representing the interests of our US members. As well as benefiting from Mr Simon’s strategic input at board level, his unique position within both associations will enhance the development of a closer working relationship with the MFA. Mr Simon is an ideal figure to take on this position because of his central position in the industry and we are excited about the level of expertise and experience that he will bring to our activities.”
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1. About AIMA
As the only truly representative global hedge fund association, AIMA, the Alternative Investment Management Association, has 1,280 corporate members worldwide, based in 49 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. The members of the AIMA Council are:
Australia Kim Ivey, Vertex Capital Management Limited
Benelux Sohail Jaffer, Premium Select Lux S.A.
Canada Phil Schmitt, Summerwood Capital Corp.
Cayman Islands Andy Stepaniuk, KPMG
France Jean-François Vert, Allianz Alternative Asset Management
Hong Kong/China Christophe Lee, SHK Fund Management Limited
Ireland (and Deputy Chairman) Dermot Butler, Custom House Administration & Corporate Services
Italy Massimo Maurelli, UBS Alternative Investments (Italia) – SGR SPA
Japan Ted Uemae, Alternative Investment Products Co., Ltd
Scandinavia Klaus Jäntti , Brummer & Partners
Singapore Peter Douglas, GFIA Pte. Ltd
South Africa Ian Hamilton, IDS Alternative Fund Services (Pty) Ltd
Sponsoring Members Paul Sater, Ernst & Young LLP
Switzerland Pierre-Yves Moix, Man Investments AG
The Netherlands Clayton Heijman, Darwin Advisory BV
UK (and Chairman) Christopher Fawcett, Fauchier Partners LLP
USA Sean Simon, Ivy Asset Management Corp.