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AIMA Announces New Council

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Author: AIMA Press Release

London – 19 September 2014: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has announced the formation of a new AIMA Council, AIMA’s global board of directors.


The former US SEC Commissioner Kathleen Casey continues as non-Executive Chairman.


The newly elected members of the AIMA Council are:


· Karl Wachter, General Counsel, Magnetar Capital;

· Eva Sanchez, General Counsel, Citadel Europe; and 

· Choo San Yeoh, Director, Albourne Partners (Asia).


Those continuing their Directorships of AIMA are:


· Olwyn Alexander, Partner, EMEA Hedge Funds Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers;

· Andrew Bastow, Vice-President – Head of European Structuring and Regulatory Affairs, AQR Capital Management;

· Stuart Fiertz, President, Cheyne Capital Management;

· Jack Inglis, Chief Executive Officer, AIMA;

· Simon Lorne, Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer, Millennium Management;

· Tim O’Brien, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Pine River Capital Management;

· Christopher Pearce, Chief Operating Officer, Marshall Wace Asia;

· Henry Smith, Global Managing Partner, Maples and Calder; and

· Philip Tye, Director, Nighthawk Capital.


The retiring slate of Directors are:


· James G. Dinan, Founder, Chairman & CEO, York Capital Management;

· Robert De Rito;

· Paul Sater, Partner, EY;

· Phil Schmitt, President, Summerwood Capital; and

· Mark O’Sullivan.


Jack Inglis, AIMA’s CEO, said: “We are extremely pleased to have such a strong Council, and I am grateful to them all for volunteering their time and expertise to AIMA and our members. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank those stepping down for their past contributions and support.”


Kathleen Casey, AIMA’s Chairman, added: “The calibre of directors on the new AIMA Council underscores AIMA’s leadership in the industry, and the composition of the board reflects the global reach of our membership. As ever, I am excited to work alongside my AIMA colleagues in serving this vital industry.”


AIMA’s Council is elected every two years and is comprised of members from its three regions – the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.


Ms. Casey is currently a senior advisor with Patomak Global Partners and a non-executive board director of HSBC Holdings.


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For media enquiries, please contact:

Dominic Tonner, AIMA’s Head of Communications

Tel: +44 (0)20 7822 8380

Email: dtonner@aima.org 


About AIMA

As the global hedge fund association, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has over 1,400 corporate members (with over 7,000 individual contacts) worldwide, based in over 50 countries. Members include hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting firms, investors, fund administrators and independent fund directors. AIMA’s manager members manage a combined $1.5 trillion in assets (as of March 2014). All AIMA members 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 members’ 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.