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Australian sovereign wealth funds executive joins Hedge Fund Standards Board

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Opalesque Industry Update - David George, Head of Debt & Alternatives at the Future Fund, Australia’s sovereign wealth fund, has joined the board of the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB).

This appointment emphasises the important role of sovereign wealth funds in promoting better practices in the hedge fund industry, particularly in Asia Pacific.

Dame Amelia Fawcett, Chairman of the HFSB, said: “We are thrilled to welcome our new Australian member to the board. It sends another powerful signal about the global importance of the HFSB mission for the investor community worldwide and particularly in Asia Pacific.”

David George said:

“I am very pleased to join the Board. The HFSB is an important platform for promoting better industry practice to the benefit of end investors, managers and policymakers. I look forward to working with the other Trustees and to progressing this effort.”

Over 60 major international investors, including pension and endowment funds as well as sovereign wealth funds, are now members of the HFSB Investor Chapter, supporting the adoption of the Standards internationally.

The HFSB was set up in Europe in 2008 as the standard-setting body for the hedge fund industry and now has a growing membership internationally in both Asia and North America. Hedge fund managers in the US and Canada now account for 40 percent of the HFSB’s 123 signatories. Assets under management of all HFSB signatories total more than $700 billion.

www.hfsb.org

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