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AIMA announces new chair and board of directors

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Opalesque Industry Update - The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative for alternative asset managers, has announced a new Chairman and the formation of a new AIMA Council, the Association’s global board of directors.

Taking over as AIMA Chair is Simon Lorne, Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer, Millennium Management LLC. He replaces the former SEC Commissioner Kathleen Casey, who served as Chair of AIMA from September 2012 to September 2016.

There are four new additions to the AIMA Council - Robyn Grew, Chief Administrative Officer and GC, Man Group Plc; Han Ming Ho, Partner, Sidley Austin; Ryan Taylor, Partner and Global Head of Compliance, Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP; and Michael Weinberg, Senior Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist, Protégé Partners.

The Council, who will serve from September 2016 to September 2018, is as follows:

Simon Lorne, Millennium Management LLC (Chair)

Jack Inglis, AIMA

Olwyn Alexander, PwC

Andrew Bastow, AQR Capital Managements (Europe) LLP

Fiona Carpenter, EY

Stuart Fiertz, Cheyne Capital Management (UK) LLP

Robyn Grew, Man Group Plc

Han Ming Ho, Sidley Austin

Tim O’Brien, Pine River Capital Management LP

Martin Pabari, CQS (UK) LLP

Christopher Pearce, Marshall Wace Asia Ltd

Henry Smith, Maples and Calder

Ryan Taylor, Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP

Philip Tye, HFL Advisors Limited

Karl Wachter, Magnetar Capital LLC

Michael Weinberg, Chief Investment Strategist, Protégé Partners

As well as Ms Casey, Eva Sanchez of Citadel Europe and Choo San Yeoh of Albourne Partners are also stepping down from the Council.

AIMA Chairman Simon Lorne said: “I’m honored to be named as AIMA’s Chair at this important time in our industry’s evolution. I look forward to working with the outstanding firms and individuals who are the global face of our industry as we work together to best serve the interests of our individual and institutional investors around the world.”

AIMA CEO Jack Inglis said: “I am excited to have such a strong board to guide our work at AIMA, and I am very much looking forward to working closely with Simon Lorne, our new Chair, as we address the big issues facing alternative investment fund managers around the world. We are fortunate to welcome to the Council individuals with the skills and experience of Robyn Grew of Man, Ryan Taylor of Brevan Howard, Michael Weinberg of Protégé Partners and Han Ming Ho of Sidley Austin.

“On behalf of AIMA and all the membership, I also would like to pay tribute to our out-going Chair Kathleen Casey, who served the Association with such distinction these last four years, and Eva Sanchez and Choo San Yeoh, who have made such an important contribution to AIMA and the global industry over a number of years.”

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