CAIA Association Names George, Robinson to Board of Directors

Feb 8 2017 | 7:59pm ET

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association has added two industry executives to its board of directors, naming Future Fund head of debt and alternatives David George, CAIA and AACSB CEO Thomas Robinson as members. 

Both men were nominated and unanimously elected during CAIA’s annual board meeting in London, according to a statement. They will each serve a two-year term.

AACSB International is the world’s largest global education network that connects students and academe with business practice. In his role as the organization’s President and CEO, Robinson works alongside AACSB’s board and global network of staff to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact within business education, resulting in positive change across business and society.

The Future Fund is Australia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, managing more than A$145 billion. George is responsible for strategy development and implementation of the debt, cash and public market alternative investment programs across a number of funds and is a member of the firm’s investment committee. George is a founding member and head of the CAIA Australia Chapter, which launched in 2015.

“Adding new board members of the caliber of David and Tom is very exciting for CAIA and the rest of the board,” said Jane Buchan, CAIA, chair of CAIA’s board and CEO of PAAMCO. “Both bring unique perspectives and a wealth of knowledge and ideas that will serve CAIA and its members well as the organization continues to expand and play an ever larger role in the alternative investment industry.” 

Founded in 2002, the CAIA Association is best known for the CAIA Charter, an internationally recognized credential granted to those in the institutional alternative investments industry upon successful completion of a rigorous two-level exam series and accumulation of relevant work experience. 

The association is comprised of more than 8,700 alternative investment professionals located in more than 90 countries and 28 chapters. The association sponsors more than 200 high-quality educational and networking event opportunities annually and has academic partnerships with 47 top universities in financial centers around the world. 

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