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James Burron Appointed Chief Operating Officer of AIMA Canada

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011
Author: Canada News Wire

TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - Gary Ostoich, Chair, Alternative Investment Management Association - Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of James Burron, FCSI, CAIA, as Chief Operating Officer of AIMA Canada. The appointment takes effect May 1, 2011.

Mr. Burron will work closely with AIMA Canada's Executive Committee and its membership on a broad range of association management and executive duties, including member liaison and communications, as well as focusing on broader policy and strategy objectives.

In announcing the appointment, Mr. Ostoich said: "James Burron has a solid background of more than 15 years of international experience in the securities industry including a significant background in the alternative investment industry. Most recently, he has been involved in product origination on global platforms. He has also been active in event organization, research and writing as a Chapter Executive and spokesperson for the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association."

"With his extensive background and industry knowledge, James will be a major asset as we continue to advance and develop the AIMA Canada organization to serve its growing membership within Canada," he said.

A graduate of Simon Fraser University, Mr. Burron holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Industry (FCSI). He has been very active over the years in industry associations and is a frequent speaker on industry issues.

Mr. Burron will be based in Toronto. He can be contacted at 416-453-0111.

About the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)
AIMA is the hedge fund industry's global, not-for-profit trade association with over 1,200 corporate members (with over 5,000 individual contacts) in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Members include hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting firms, investors, fund administrators and independent fund directors. 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.

AIMA Canada, the Canadian chapter of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), was formed in March 2003 to act as the voice of the alternative investment industry in Canada. AIMA Canada now has over 65 corporate members. Additional information on AIMA Canada is available at www.aima-canada.org



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Gary Ostoich
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Barry Francis