The Alternative Investment Management Association, a hedge fund lobby group, has made some senior appointments.
AIMA has tapped two of its existing directors, Andrew Bastow and Chris Pearce, as deputy chairmen while Robert De Rito has has joined the group's council as an investor appointee.
Bastow has been general counsel at Winton Capital Managment since 2005, responsible for spearheading the firm’s engagement with regulatory bodies and lawmakers in Europe, the United States and the Far East. He was elected to the AIMA Council in September 2010 and is also a member of the Hedge Fund Lawyers Association.
Pearce has been COO of Asia for global long-short manager Marshall Wace since 2006. Having opened the firm’s Hong Kong office, he oversees operations in the Asia region. He was first elected to the AIMA Council in September 2010 and is chairman of AIMA’s Pan-Asia Regional Advisory Council. He also sits on the AIMA Hong Kong Executive Committee.
De Rito has global, risk-management responsibility for APG’s hedge fund and fixed-income investments as well as responsibility for real estate and other alternative investments for the Americas. He was previously an elected member of the AIMA Council from 2010-2012. He is also a member of AIMA’s investor steering committee.
AIMA has over 1,300 corporate members in over 50 countries worldwide.