Alternative Investment Management Association Representing the global hedge fund industry
09 March 2006
London, 9 March 2006: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) - the global hedge fund and alternative investment industry association – has appointed Matthew Jones to its Regulatory & Legal team.
Matthew, who joins from Simmons and Simmons, has taken up the position of Manager – Regulatory & Legal. He reports to Mary Richardson, AIMA’s Director of Regulatory and Legal. His remit is global providing support to his colleagues, industry and regulatory authorities in all regulatory, legal and tax matters that affect the hedge fund and related industries.
Since 1999, Matthew has been a Professional Support Lawyer at Simmons & Simmons in London, specialising in FSA regulatory matters and the broad asset management sector.
Previously, Matthew was a Partner in the Litigation Department at Gaby Hardwicke Yearwood & Griffiths. Matthew also spent time as an Associate Solicitor, Litigation at Coffin Mew and Clover, having started his career back at Simmons and Simmons in 1991.
Florence Lombard, Executive Director at AIMA commented: “Matthew’s appointment enhances AIMA’s capacity in the regulatory field and its commitment to members in this area.
There is a common will shared by the hedge fund industry and regulators to work together to optimise the investment environment for investors.”
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For further information, please contact Eoin Brophy, AIMA, firstname.lastname@example.org or tel +44 (0)20 7659 9919.
1. About AIMA
Founded in 1990, AIMA is a not-for-profit global trade association with corporate membership in 46 countries, including over 520 in Europe. AIMA focuses specifically on hedge funds, managed futures and managed currency funds. More than 930 corporate members (comprising 3000 individuals) enable the Association to create global tools for the benefit of its members, institutional investors and regulators. Its objectives are to increase investor education, transparency and promote due diligence and related sound practices, and to work closely with regulators and interested parties in order to promote the responsible use of alternative investments. AIMA’s membership includes fund of funds managers, institutional investors, hedge fund managers, prime brokers, exchanges, fund administrators, auditors, lawyers and other specialist service providers. Please visit us at www.AIMA.org.