Alternative Investment Management Association
19 June 2006
London, 19 June 2006: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the leading global hedge fund and alternative investment industry association, today announced the appointment of Alice Lee as Manager of its Hong Kong/China office.
She joins AIMA from the hedge fund industry where she was Assistant Manager with a leading hedge fund company. Based in AIMA’s new Hong Kong office, she has a Bachelors degree in Business Administrative Management and is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.
Commenting on her new role, she said, “I’m really pleased to join AIMA at a time when the Asian hedge fund markets are expanding. There is an expectation that Asia will increasingly be a major player in the global hedge fund markets and AIMA has an important part to play in helping this development.”
Florence Lombard, Executive Director of AIMA, commented: “Nearly 20% of AIMA’s global membership is spread throughout Asia. We are pleased to be making this investment and commitment to the regional hedge fund centers as well as providing support to the local regulatory and fiscal authorities and institutional investors who seek more direct access to non-commercial information on the industry.”
The Hong Kong office will cover Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Korea and other countries in that region where hedge funds are active. AIMA is the leading global hedge fund industry management association represented in 46 countries. Approximately 20% of its membership is in the Asia-Pacific region, where it has active Chapters in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.
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1. About AIMA
Founded in 1990, AIMA is a not-for-profit global trade association with corporate membership in 46 countries. AIMA focuses specifically on hedge funds, managed futures and managed currency funds. With 1000 corporate members (comprising 3500 individuals), this enables 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.