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AIMA announces new Council directors

Date: Monday, November 24, 2014
Author: AIMA Press Release

London – 24 November 2014: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has announced the appointment of two new directors to the AIMA Council, its global governing body.


The two directors are Martin Pabari, Chief Operating Officer, CQS (UK) LLP, and Fiona Carpenter, Partner, EY LLP. CQS is a global multi strategy asset management firm. EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services.


The appointments increase the size of the AIMA Council to 15. The other members are as follows –


•        Kathleen Casey (Chair), Senior Advisor, Patomak Global Partners

•        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

•        Eva Sanchez, General Counsel, Citadel Europe

•        Henry Smith, Global Managing Partner, Maples and Calder

•        Philip Tye, Director, Nighthawk Capital

•        Karl Wachter, General Counsel, Magnetar Capital

•        Choo San Yeoh, Director, Albourne Partners (Asia)


Kathy Casey, AIMA Chair, said: “We are fortunate to add two such experienced and well-qualified directors to our Council, and I would like to personally thank Martin and Fiona for volunteering their time to serve on the board.”


Jack Inglis, AIMA’s CEO, added: “I am delighted to be working with individuals of the calibre of Martin and Fiona. Their commitment and contribution to AIMA over a number of years is greatly appreciated and their appointments to the Council underscore the strength of AIMA’s network and its leadership of the industry.”


AIMA’s Council is comprised of members from its three regions - Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas - and includes senior practitioners at hedge fund manager firms and service providers.


AIMA’s Chairman, Kathy Casey, a former SEC Commissioner, 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 at dtonner@aima.org or +44 20 7822 8380.


About AIMA


As the global hedge fund association, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has over 1,400 corporate members (with over 8,000 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.