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Hedge Fund General Counsel Kher Sheng Lee joins AIMA

Date: Monday, October 26, 2015
Author: AIMA Press Release

26 October, Singapore - Kher Sheng Lee has joined The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) in its Singapore office.


Mr Lee joins AIMA from Azentus Capital, where he held the position of General Counsel. He will take up the position of AIMA’s Managing Director, Global Deputy Head of Government Affairs and Head of APAC Government Affairs.


Mr Lee founded and chaired the peer-to-peer buyside networking group The Asian Hedge Fund Legal and Regulatory Group (also known as AsianHedgeLaw). He is commended by the Financial Times in the FT’s special report ‘Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2015’, where the FT noted that he “has played an important role developing asset management standards in Hong Kong”.


Mr Lee has worked closely with AIMA over several years. He was the first chair of AIMA’s Sound Practices Committee, an inaugural member of the Asset Management Standing Committee and co-chair of the Hong Kong Regulatory Committee.


He will work alongside Heide Blunt, Head of Asia-Pacific and Jiří Król, Deputy CEO, Global Head of Government Affairs. Mr Lee will work on identifying policy and regulatory priorities in the region which have relevance to regional and global members, as well work on select global Government and Regulatory Affairs projects.


Jack Inglis, CEO, said: “I am delighted that Ker Sheng has agreed to join us. It is a significant boost to our activities in APAC, where we continue to grow, and he is well known and respected by many of our members out in the region.”


Mr Lee added: “I am very proud to be joining AIMA, which is undoubtedly one of the most renowned asset management government affairs associations globally. I look forward to playing a central role in AIMA’s continued growth internationally.”


Mr Lee is named in the Legal 500’s Corporate Counsel 100: Asia Pacific 2014, and received his LL.B (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore law school. He admitted to practise law in Singapore, Hong Kong and England & Wales, as well as being a CFA and CAIA charterholder.




For media enquiries, please contact:


Dominic Tonner, Director, Global Head of Communications, AIMA

Tel: +44 20 7822 8380

Email: dtonner@aima.org


Laura Brooks, Associate, Communications, AIMA

Tel: +44 (0)20 7822 8380

Email: lbrooks@aima.org 


Tim Nicholls, Director, Paradigm Consulting

Tel: +852 22519081

Email: tim.nicholls@paradigmconsulting.com.hk



About AIMA

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has over 1,600 corporate members (and over 10,000 individual contacts) in over 50 countries. Members include hedge fund managers and other alternative asset managers, fund of funds managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting firms, investors, fund administrators and independent fund directors. AIMA’s manager members collectively manage more than $1.5 trillion in assets. 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