Alternative Investment Management Association Representing alternative asset managers globally
17 April 2007
London, 17 April 2007: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the leading global hedge fund and alternative investment industry association, announces the appointment of James Shipton as Deputy Chairman of AIMA Hong Kong/China.
James will work within AIMA Hong Kong/China in its continued developments as well as liaising closely with the regulatory authorities in the area including China, Taiwan, South Korea and other countries in the region where hedge funds are active. He is Head of Goldman Sach’s Asian Hedge Fund Consultancy Business, part of the company’s Prime Brokerage Department. He has been based in Asia for 15 years, having worked in the asset management industry in Hong Kong and Singapore, practiced fund and securities law in Hong Kong and Thailand with a leading international law firm, as well as undertaking postgraduate studies at Hong Kong University.
Commenting on his new appointment, James Shipton said, “It is important that AIMA build up its resources and influence in Hong Kong and surrounding centres as Asia is widely expected to be a major growth region for hedge funds over the coming years. I hope my experience and commitment can help AIMA Hong Kong/China to develop and grow its membership as well as allow me to work with governmental bodies and regulators to the good of the industry.”
AIMA Hong Kong/China Chairman, Christophe Lee added, “This new appointment reflects the ongoing expansion of the hedge fund industry. I am pleased to welcome such a highly experienced professional to this important position.”
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1. About AIMA
As the only truly representative global hedge fund association, AIMA, the Alternative Investment Management Association, has over 1,100 corporate members worldwide, based in 47 countries.
Members include leading hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting services and fund administrators. They all benefit from AIMA’s active influence in policy development, its leadership in industry initiatives, including education and sound practice manuals and its excellent reputation with regulators, worldwide.
AIMA is a dynamic organisation that reflects its membership’s interests and provides them with a vibrant global network.
AIMA is committed to developing industry skills and education standards and is a co-founder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA) – the industry’s first and only specialised educational standard for alternative investment specialists. For further information, please visit AIMA’s website www.aima.org