Press Release: AIMA announces new Chair and formation of its new Council

Published: 21 September 2020


AIMA announces new Chair and formation of its new Council.

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative for alternative asset managers, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair and Vice Chair as well as the formation of its new AIMA Council, the Association’s global board of directors for the 2020-2022 term with effect from 18th September.

Taking over as AIMA Chair is Karl Wachter, General Counsel of Magnetar Capital LLC who has served on the AIMA Council since 2014. He succeeds Simon Lorne, Vice Chair and Chief Legal Officer, Millennium Management LLC who served two terms as AIMA Chair from September 2016-September 2020. Robyn Grew, Group Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Man Group Plc will act as Vice Chair.

There are six new additions to the AIMA Council – Katherine Abrat of Arkkan Capital Management Ltd, Mark Browne of Dechert LLP, Russell Burt of Marbury Fund Services (Cayman) Ltd, Jon May of Marshall Wace LLP, Rosie Reynolds of Aspect Capital Ltd, and Eva Sanchez of AQR Capital Management (Europe) LLP.


The full Council, who will serve from September 2020 to September 2022, is as follows and includes several who are serving for a further term:

Karl Wachter, Magnetar Capital LLC (Chair)

Robyn Grew, Man Group Plc (Vice Chair)

Jack Inglis, AIMA Chief Executive Officer

Katherine Abrat, Arkkan Capital Management Ltd

Olwyn Alexander, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Darcy Bradbury, D E Shaw & Co

Mark Browne, Dechert LLP

Russell Burt, Marbury Fund Services (Cayman) Ltd

Paul Chadwick, Nanuk Asset Management Pty Ltd

Philippe Jordan, CFM LLP

Simon Lorne, Millennium Management LLC

Jon May, Marshall Wace LLP

Jennifer Mernagh, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Angus Milne, TCI Fund Management Ltd

Rosie Reynolds, Aspect Capital Ltd

Donna Rix, Citadel Investment Group (Europe) Ltd

Eva Sanchez, AQR Capital Management (Europe) LLP

Mark Shipman, Clifford Chance

Matthew Siano, Two Sigma Investments LLC

Ryan Taylor, Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP

Michael Weinberg, APG Asset Management US Inc


The following individuals have stepped down from the AIMA Council:

Andrew Bastow, Thunderbird Partners LLP

Stuart Fiertz, Cheyne Capital Management (UK) LLP

Colin MacKay, Intertrust Group

Christopher Pearce, Marshall Wace Asia Ltd

Danny Yong, Dymon Asia Capital

AIMA Chair Karl Wachter said, “I’m honored to chair the AIMA Council and look forward to serving AIMA’s global membership and the industry. There is plenty of uncertainty in the global financial markets and the alternative investment industry right now, but with the expertise of the Council’s distinguished industry veterans, along with AIMA’s talented staff, I’m confident we’ll succeed together in navigating the challenges ahead”

AIMA CEO Jack Inglis said, “AIMA's Council is critical to the success of AIMA in its role in defining our strategy and guiding our priorities in serving our members. I am delighted to be working with such a strong and diverse governing body, led by our new Chair, Karl Wachter. On behalf of our members I wish also to pay tribute to Simon Lorne, who has been an outstanding Chair over the past four years”.


For further information, contact:

Laura Morrissey

Hume Brophy

e: [email protected]

About AIMA

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with more than 2,000 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 programs, 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. 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 specialized educational standard for alternative investment specialists. AIMA is governed by its Council (Board of Directors). For further information, please visit AIMA’s website,