Oct 1 2012 | 8:17am ET

London-based hedge fund lobby group, the Alternative Investment Management Association, has appointed Michelle Noyes chief operating officer of its New York office.

Noyes, who established the AIMA Brazil network, was the head of international sales and investor relations for the Brazilian asset manager BRZ Investimentos.

Said AIMA CEO Andrew Baker, in a statement: "We are delighted to have someone of Michelle's caliber and experience on board. She made an outstanding contribution towards helping us to establish a strong presence in Brazil and we expect great things from her in support of our efforts in the U.S."

Noyes joins Katherine Wilberton, vice president, in AIMA's New York office, which was established earlier this year.

AIMA has 1,300 corporate members in over 50 countries worldwide.

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