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AIMA Launches Cayman Islands Chapter


Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Author: Eoin Brophy, AIMA.org

London, May 2006 - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) - the global hedge fund and alternative investment industry association – has today announced the launch of its Cayman Islands Chapter.

 

The new Chapter is unique in the history of AIMA. It has been formed both at the request of the industry and with the strong backing of the Cayman Island regulator, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and the Government’s Portfolio of Finance & Economics.

 

Christopher Fawcett, Chairman of AIMA said: “This is a notable and natural milestone, and a signal of AIMA’s growing influence worldwide. Cayman is an integral part of the hedge fund industry, with the majority of hedge funds globally domiciled there”.

 

The Cayman Islands become AIMA’s seventh Chapter worldwide – following Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and South Africa. AIMA now has over 1000 corporate members in 46 countries.

 

Chapters of AIMA are strategically positioned regional operations created by AIMA members. They are located in countries where there is a desire to apply the global objectives and initiatives of AIMA in a manner specifically tailored to the local market.

 

Gary Linford, Head of Investment & Securities Division for the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority commented: “With the wealth of knowledge that sits in the Cayman Islands, this new AIMA Chapter will provide the ideal platform for the Cayman hedge fund industry to make a more public contribution to the global hedge fund debate”.

 

The Chairman and Executive that will lead the new AIMA Cayman Chapter for the next two years have also been announced:

 

Chairman                                 Andy Stepaniuk, KPMG

Deputy Chairman                      Mark Lewis, Walkers

Legal Counsel  /                        Henry Harford, Maples and Calder

Regulation & Tax                     

Education & Research               Valia Theodoraki, CISX

Media & Communications          Alun Davies, GLG

 

The Founding Member companies of the new Cayman Islands Chapter are:

 

 

A.R.C. DIRECTORS LTD

ABSOLUTE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS LIMITED

APPLEBY SPURLING HUNTER

ATHENA INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT LIMITED

BISYS ALTERNATIVE SERVICES

BUTTERFIELD FUND SERVICES (CAYMAN) LIMITED

CALEDONIAN FUND SERVICES (CAYMAN) LIMITED

CAMPBELLS

CAYMAN ISLANDS STOCK EXCHANGE

CAYMAN NATIONAL TRUST CO. LTD.

CIBC BANK AND TRUST COMPANY (CAYMAN) LIMITED

CITCO FUND SERVICES (CAYMAN ISLANDS) LIMITED

CLOSE BROTHERS (CAYMAN) LIMITED

COMAS MANAGEMENT LIMITED

DELOITTE CAYMAN ISLANDS

DMS MANAGEMENT LTD

ERNST & YOUNG LLP

FORTIS PRIME FUND SOLUTIONS (CAYMAN) LIMITED

GLG PARTNERS SERVICES LP

GOLDMAN SACHS (CAYMAN) TRUST, LIMITED

HARMONIC FUND SERVICES

INNOVATION MANAGEMENT LTD

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES LTD

KPMG

MAPLES AND CALDER

MAPLES FINANCE LIMITED (CAYMAN ISLANDS)

MOURANT DU FEU & JEUNE

OGIER

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS

QUIN & HAMPSON

ROSE & SKY INVESTMENTS (CAYMAN) LTD

RSM CAYMAN ISLANDS

SOLOMON HARRIS

STUARTS WALKER HERSANT ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW

THE HARBOUR TRUST CO. LTD.

UBS FUND SERVICES (CAYMAN) LTD

WALKERS

WALKERS SPV LIMITED


 

- Ends -

 

Notes to Editors:

 

About AIMA

Founded in 1990, AIMA is a not-for-profit global trade association with corporate membership in 46 countries.  AIMA focuses specifically on hedge funds, managed futures and managed currency funds.  Nearly 1000 corporate members (comprising 3500 individuals) enable the Association to create global tools for the benefit of its members, institutional investors and regulators. Its objectives are to increase investor education, transparency and promote due diligence and related sound practices, and to work closely with regulators and interested parties in order to promote the responsible use of alternative investments. AIMA’s membership includes fund of funds managers, institutional investors, hedge fund managers, prime brokers, exchanges, fund administrators, auditors, lawyers and other specialist service providers. Please visit us at www.AIMA.org.

 

For further information, please contact Eoin Brophy, AIMA, ebrophy@aima.org or tel +353 (0) 86851 5477.

 

 

Eoin Brophy
Consultant

Mob: +353 (0) 86851 5477


The Alternative Investment Management Association Limited (AIMA) 
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