Fri, Jan 20, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

CAIA Association names former AIMA CEO Florence Lombard to serve as new CEO

Thursday, December 16, 2010
Opalesque Industry Update - The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association has selected Florence Lombard as the next CEO of the association. On Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, Lombard, founding member and former CEO of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), will assume the position held by E. Craig Asche.

“Florence brings more than 20 years of experience as a strong advocate for the alternative investment industry,” said Asche. “She is a trusted leader and visionary who helped found two of the alternative investment industry’s leading global organizations – AIMA and the CAIA Association. Her passion and vision, her proven record of growth globally, and her firm understanding of the challenges facing the industry make her an ideal leader for the CAIA Association’s next era of growth. It is my pleasure to pass the mantle on to her.”

As CEO of AIMA, the global hedge fund industry association, Lombard oversaw the development and implementation of projects in the areas of education, research, regulation, and sound practices. She was instrumental in developing AIMA’s presence in Asia, which led to the creation of the Hong Kong/China, Australia, Japan, and Singapore chapters. While CEO, she co-founded the CAIA Association to develop specialized educational standards for alternative investment professionals. Today, more than 4,600 investment professionals throughout the world have earned the CAIA designation and participate in networking and educational programs.

In December 2008, Lombard stepped down from her post as CEO of AIMA. Following the advent of the global financial crisis, she agreed to stay on as Executive Director focusing on the relationship with governments and policymakers internationally. At the end of March 2010, she stepped down fully from executive functions. Lombard has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. With her appointment as CEO of CAIA, she will relocate to the United States.

“I am honored to have been selected to lead the CAIA Association into the next era,” Lombard said. “Craig Asche accomplished a great deal in seven short years, taking the association from a start-up to a well respected alternative investment knowledge center and sponsor of the globally recognized CAIA designation. My challenge will be to seek new opportunities for growth and development, such as expanding our presence in Asia, and keep the association growing to meet the educational and networking needs of professionals in this dynamic industry.”

Earlier this year, Asche informed the board of directors of his intention to step down from his position by year end. He joined the fledgling CAIA Association in 2003 to solidify the association's prestige among members of the financial community as the foremost program for alternative investment professional and educational development.

Prior to joining the CAIA Association, he worked at Salomon Brothers in a variety of trading and sales positions, including Director of the Asia Pacific Foreign Exchange Department, where he oversaw proprietary positions and executed trades on behalf of central banks, hedge funds and multinationals. Asche retired from Salomon Brothers in 1996 to advise his own family's investment office, a role he continues today.

(press release)

Source

kb

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Investing - This hedge fund made 37% betting on banks in 2016 and remains bullish after the Trump rally, Hedge fund legend David Einhorn is making a big bet on GM, After impressive 85% return in 2016, hedge fund looks to Canadian gold producer, small banks[more]

    This hedge fund made 37% betting on banks in 2016 and remains bullish after the Trump rally From Forbes.com: Can bank stocks continue to rise after a 28% surge in the KBW Bank Index in 2016, fueled by a post-election rally as stock pickers returned to the beaten down sector? Forget the s

  2. SWFs - China sovereign wealth fund CIC plans more U.S. investments[more]

    From Reuters.com: China Investment Corporation (CIC), the country's sovereign wealth fund, is looking to raise alternative investments in the United States due to low returns in public markets, its chairman said on Monday. CIC will boost its investments in private equity and hedge funds as wel

  3. Some hedge funds strong start in 2017 nice contrast to 2016[more]

    With the 2016 HSBC Hedge Weekly performance rankings in the books - a year in which the same leader-board entries pretty much dominated unchallenged throughout the year - comes a new leader board that is a hard-scrabble mix of hedge fund styles and categories. What is clear after but a few short wee

  4. Macro hedge funds and CTAs outperform in December on strong dollar[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The last month of 2016 saw risk assets climbing higher, as part of expectations that the new U.S. administration will remove barriers to growth and investment, Lyxor Asset Management said. December also saw the Fed hik

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Roxbury credit events UCITS gathers more assets[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: The Roxbury Credit Events Fund, launched in September 2015, was up 4.24% in 2016, having returned seven positive months during the year. The managers raised