US Regulation and Compliance Professional (New York)

Published: 19 January 2018

Role, title and salary dependent on experience

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the trade association representing the global alternative investment management industry, seeks an experienced US Regulation and Compliance professional to join our Government and Regulatory Affairs Department to support our growing US membership.

The role includes responsibility for:

  1. Establishment and running of operational, regulatory and compliance peer group(s) for AIMA and the Alternative Credit Council;
  2. Coverage of US regulatory and policy issues including:
    1. Review and highlight key points from new legislation and regulatory proposals in the US;
    2. Summarize legislative and regulatory proposals in plain English for members;
    3. Run working groups of AIMA members to develop a position on proposals from regulators;
    4. Attend or lead AIMA delegations with policy maker and regulatory meetings;
    5. Draft responses to regulatory consultations;
    6. Further AIMA’s network in the US among local regulators, trade associations and market participants;
    7. Respond promptly to members’ queries on US regulatory issues;
    8. Author weekly news digests and working group notifications as needed; and
    9. Design and participate in AIMA events related to area(s) of expertise;
    10. Serve as a resource on operational/day-to-day compliance issues for US members;
  3. Work closely with membership team to regularly meet existing and prospective members; and
  4. Support communications efforts related to area(s) of expertise.

Required skills and experience for this position include:

  • Prior experience at an asset manager, regulator, law firm or related entity in a compliance, legal or operational role;
  • Proven ability to operate with a high level of autonomy and initiative;
  • Knowledge of the US regulatory regime related to private funds, commodity pools and their managers;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English;
  • Strong organizational and project management skills and ability to manage several projects and deadlines concurrently;
  • Good research skills;
  • The ability to communicate confidently and persuasively with both regulatory representatives and members;
  • The ability to digest substantial amounts of both general and detailed information and to distil it in a manner readily accessible to AIMA members;
  • Attention to detail, diligence, accuracy and thoroughness in the written and spoken word; 
  • The ability to adapt to and fit in with AIMA culture;
  • A ‘can do’ attitude - including a willingness to tackle a broad range of tasks and to work enthusiastically and happily within a small team in a small office; and
  • The ability to represent AIMA professionally and positively, both internally and externally.

The candidate must be eligible to work in the United States and will be based in New York.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Director- or Managing Director-level professional to take the next step in his or her career in a highly visible, highly impactful role at an international organization with an excellent reputation globally.

How to apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter together with salary expectations to or


About AIMA:

AIMA is a trade association representing the global alternative investment management industry. Headquartered in London, AIMA services approximately 1,900 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA is the leading industry advocate, maintaining close dialogue with national and supranational policy making institutions, governments and regulatory agencies, providing responses to important regulatory and tax consultations and developing sound practices and industry guidance for our members. 

AIMA has also established the Alternative Credit Council (ACC), which is an association within AIMA devoted to representing the private credit industry, with a view to securing sustainable development of the sector. It is the sole global trade association representing the interests of the private credit and non-bank finance participants in asset management.