Sun, Sep 21, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

AIMA's CEO Andrew Baker to stand down from role at the end of 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - Andrew Baker, Chief Executive Officer of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has announced that he will stand down at the end of 2013.

AIMA is in the process of identifying a successor. Mr Baker has been CEO since the beginning of 2009, having previously been Deputy CEO since 2007.

He said: “The last five years have been an extraordinary and extremely challenging period for the industry. I am glad to say that thanks to the efforts of our members, our directors and our staff, AIMA has come through this period greatly strengthened. We have significantly expanded our activities on behalf of the industry globally, particularly in the fields of regulatory, press and investor engagement, and are in robust financial and organisational health. We have also grown substantially the range of services we provide to our members, and our continued growth in membership since the crisis is, I believe, a testament to the effectiveness of our work for the industry.

“It has been a fantastic honour to work with our first-rate staff in the interests of our loyal members, many of whom volunteer significant amounts of their own time to our work. I would also like to pay tribute to AIMA’s Council which has provided excellent counsel and strategic guidance over the years. I am looking forward to future challenges but I know that the organisation is well-equipped for the future.”

Kathleen Casey, AIMA Chairman, added: “The effectiveness of AIMA as a global organisation and its positive influence on international regulatory affairs is a tribute to Andrew's tenure as CEO. In particular, his strong leadership during one of the most tumultuous times facing our financial markets worked to further underscore AIMA’s role and reputation as an expert voice and effective advocate for the industry. We on Council and the staff, volunteers and members of the association will be sad to lose him but wish him every success in the future.”

To ensure continuity, Mr Baker will remain in the role as CEO until his successor has started.

Press release

bc

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. SEC charges 19 investment firms and one trader for breach of Rule 105[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started a push to enhance the enforcement of Rule 105 of Regulation M last year to uncover hedge funds and private equity firms that have illegally participated in an offering of a stock after short selling it duri

  2. Fund managers, bullish on Europe, anticipate monetary policy separation of Fed and ECB[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: At least 202 fund managers with $556bn of assets under management said that while the European Central Bank (ECB) has eased its monetary policy that sent sentiments towards Europe to pick up, the Fed is expected to hike its rate in the spring of 2015. Investor

  3. Institutions - North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds, UK pension fund criticizes hedge fund fees[more]

    North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds From Forbes.com: The State Employees Association of North Carolina this afternoon called on state Treasurer Janet Cowell to withdraw all investments in hedge funds, which appear to amount to approximately $6 b

  4. News Briefs - Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes, Just one week left until NYC's Rocktoberfest[more]

    Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes On September 5, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Chief Counsel Advice 201436049, concluding that members of an investment manager were subject to self-employment taxes with respect to their e

  5. Institutions - Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move Advisers weigh in on CalPERS’ decision, Gina Raimondo sees no reason to follow California’s lead, exit hedge funds, Danish pension funds step up 'alternative investments'[more]

    Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move From WSJ.com: Financial advisers who use hedge funds in their clients' portfolios say they aren't rethinking that approach after a huge California pension fund announced plans to exit the hedge-fund market. The decision by the Cali