Press Release: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of alternative investment managers, has appointed Sarah Riley as its new US Director, extends its relationship with Texas Alternative Investment Association

Published: 01 February 2021

Ms. Riley joins AIMA from the Texas Alternative Investments Association (TAIA) where she served most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer. Under her strategic leadership, the organization has expanded to include all alternative investment strategies and partnerships with key industry stakeholders. She has nearly a decade of experience in both non-profit and financial services industries and has been a strategic advisor to non-profit organizations in both the UK and US. Sarah is based in Austin, TX.

Sarah will continue to serve TAIA as a member of its Board of Directors and will bring AIMA’s educational programming and thought leadership to the Texas alternative investment community.

Jack Inglis, CEO of AIMA, said: “Sarah’s appointment and AIMA’s collaboration with TAIA marks an important milestone for the continued growth of AIMA. We have the utmost respect for the important work of regional associations and look forward to further collaboration for the benefit of all market participants.”

As Chair of the TAIA Board of Directors, Thomas Trujillo, Audit Partner with KPMG, said: “I am delighted that Sarah will continue serving TAIA as a member of the Board of Directors. She will continue her leadership of local programs and key priorities for our Texas members. We look forward to working with AIMA globally to highlight Texas’ important role as a center of investment excellence and innovation.”

Ms. Riley said: “TAIA and AIMA have exhibited considerable growth in recent years, and I look forward to building a bridge between AIMA and the Texas investment community. I am excited about the collaboration between these organizations and my next chapter as part of the AIMA team and a Board member of TAIA.

About AIMA:

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with around 2,000 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage more than $2 trillion in hedge fund and 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 170 members that manage $400bn 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).


About TAIA:

The Texas Alternative Investment Association (TAIA) is a Texas-based association of participants from the alternative investment community and other interested stakeholders. The primary objectives of the association are to promote collaboration in the alternative investments industry in Texas and facilitate community involvement and dialogue between its regional members through education and communication, in addition to encouraging the maintenance of standards and professionalism in order to further enhance the growth of the industry.  


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