AIMA Cayman announces new Board

Published: 06 November 2018


The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative for the alternative investment management industry is pleased to announce its new AIMA Cayman Board, serving for the 2018 - 2020 term. In doing so, AIMA brings together the diverse perspectives of its membership in providing sound practices, relevant research, and educational and social events to the alternatives industry.

Chair of AIMA Cayman, Russell Burt of Marbury remarked, “I am looking forward to working with our new Board members over the next two years, representing the interests of our membership from promoting educational programming to developing best practices within the industry. Looking ahead, we hope to strengthen our presence locally and abroad in support of all efforts to ensure we continue to thrive as an industry and as a jurisdiction.” 

As part of the recent changes, AIMA Cayman is fortunate to have Colin MacKay of Intertrust Corporate Services, who recently joined AIMA’s Global Council. With this new role, Mr. MacKay will collaborate with the global industry’s leadership, contributing an offshore perspective to the discussions that have a direct impact on our jurisdiction. 

“The funds industry continues to face many challenges and it has never been more critical for industry to collaborate in the interest of all stakeholders. AIMA can play a valuable role in these discussions,” added Deputy Chair Ronan Guilfoyle of Calderwood. 
“Our business is all about relationships,” said Social Committee Chair, Yolanda Banks-McCoy of Highwater. “We are excited to develop new and varied networking events that bring our membership together to share issues and strengthen relationships at both senior and more junior levels.”

“I am very grateful for all the efforts of all outgoing Board members,” said Mr. Burt, “Our industry has a great deal to contribute to the Cayman Islands on both the local and global stage, and our new Board stands ready to keep moving us forward.”

Back row (L-R) : Benjamin Reid, Jonathan Bernstein, Michael O’Connor, Tim Rossiter (Exec), Michael Richardson (Exec), Simon Palmer, Andrew Linford (Exec) Front row (L-R):   Dawn Howe, Alaina Danley, Ronan Guilfoyle (Deputy Chair), Russell Burt (Chair), Yolanda Banks-McCoy (Exec), Odette Samson  absent: Phil Dickie, Paul Kelly, Alex Lawson, Rolf Lindsay, Allison Nolan (Exec), Julie O’Hara, Richard Scott-Hopkins, Peter Small, Richard Spencer, Jeff Short, Darren Stainrod and Emma Sutherland


About AIMA Cayman
AIMA Cayman (the Alternative Investment Management Association) was established in 2006 and is an active association with a large membership that represents Cayman’s investment fund industry. Supporting the large concentration of offshore funds domiciled in the Cayman Islands is a distinguished group of expert service providers including administrators, attorneys, auditors, bankers and directors which comprise the Cayman chapter. Click here for further information.

About AIMA
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with more than 1,900 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage more than $2 trillion in hedge fund or private credit assets. AIMA draws upon the expertise and diversity of its membership to provide leadership in industry initiatives such as advocacy, policy and regulatory engagement, educational programmes and sound practice guides. AIMA works to raise media and public awareness of the value of the industry. AIMA set up the Alternative Credit Council (ACC) to help firms focused in the private credit and direct lending space. The ACC currently represents over 100 members that manage $350 billion of private credit assets globally. AIMA is committed to developing skills and education standards and is a co-founder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA) – the first and only specialised educational standard for alternative investment specialists. AIMA is governed by its Council (Board of Directors). For further information, please visit AIMA’s website,

For Further Information – Andrew Linford, AIMA Cayman Communications Chair at