Wed, Feb 10, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

AIMA appoints former SEC Commissioner Kathleen Casey as new Chairman

Friday, September 21, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has announced the appointment of a new non-Executive Chairman, Kathleen Casey, the former Securities and Exchange Commissioner and SEC representative to the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the Financial Stability Board (FSB).

Ms. Casey served as a United States Securities and Exchange Commissioner from 2006-2011. During her tenure, she acted as the SEC’s principal representative in various international regulatory dialogues and fora, including IOSCO and the FSB. In that role, she also served as Chair of the IOSCO Technical Committee and led various international regulatory workstreams.

Ms. Casey is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia State bars. She holds a JD from George Mason University School of Law and a BA in International Politics from the Pennsylvania State University.

The period of Ms. Casey’s appointment is for two years. AIMA CEO Andrew Baker said: “We are most honoured that Kathy Casey will be our new Chair. As we move internationally from a period of legislative drafting to regulatory implementation her enormous experience will be invaluable. AIMA has always sought to engage in a constructive and transparent way with industry regulators globally and Kathy will help us further enhance that dialogue. In particular, we look forward to her being able to assist us in supporting the industry’s contribution to a number of very important international regulatory dialogues, for example on discussions around so-called ‘shadow banking’.”

AIMA Chairman Kathleen Casey said: “I am delighted to have been invited to take on this role with AIMA. There is significant new regulatory oversight of hedge funds being introduced internationally and it is important that the industry continue to work closely with regulators because we share common goals: increased financial stability and deep, vibrant and resilient markets.”

Ms. Casey replaces out-going AIMA non-Executive Chairman Todd Groome following the expiry of his term. He had been in the role since the beginning of 2009.

“We are most grateful to Todd for his leadership and service to the industry over two terms of office,” said Mr Baker. “With his IMF experience he provided particular insight into the international regulatory and policymaker community at a time when a significant amount of post-crisis legislation was being drafted.”

(press release)

About AIMA
As the global hedge fund association, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has over 1,300 corporate members (with over 6,000 individual contacts) worldwide, based in over 40 countries.

Members include hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting firms, investors, fund administrators and independent fund directors. They all 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.

fg

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. How Einhorn survived a nightmare year[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Even when a hedge fund has an awful year, which was the case for David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital, there are lessons to be learned. Many funds would have had a tough time surviving a year like Einhorn experienced in 2015, when all the stars seemed to align against him and Green

  2. Legal - Hedge fund founder wins early release in U.S. insider trading case, Gramercy seeking $1.3 billion from Peru over land-bond dispute[more]

    Hedge fund founder wins early release in U.S. insider trading case From Reuters/Streetinsider.com: Former hedge fund manager Doug Whitman on Tuesday won a reprieve from serving the remainder of his two-year sentence for insider trading after several judges expressed skepticism that his 2

  3. Investing - David Einhorn finds a winner in Michael Kors[more]

    From Thestreetinsider.com: Greenlight Capital hedge fund manger David Einhorn took his lumps in 2015. The fund lost over 20 percent on the year amid bets gone bad being long a plunging SunEdison and short a couple high-flying FANG stocks. However, today Einhorn is again showing his stock picking pro

  4. Investing - Avenue Capital's Marc Lasry: We like European bank loans, Comment: A bunch of hedge fund managers are chasing the 'dream of crushing a major structural problem'[more]

    Avenue Capital's Marc Lasry: We like European bank loans From CNBC.com: European banks are under immense pressure, but at least one prominent hedge fund has found what it thinks is a good opportunity in the wreckage. Marc Lasry, co-founder and chief executive of hedge fund Avenue Capital

  5. Credit Suisse cherry picks hedge fund ideas[more]

    From FT.com: Credit Suisse Asset Management plans to cherry pick profitable concepts from hedge funds with the launch in Europe of a “best ideas” strategy. The investment arm of the Swiss bank said the strategy will separate it from other funds blighted by “overcrowding problems”. It comes at a time