AIMA announces deputy chairmen and investor appointee
The Alternative Investment Management Association, which serves hedge funds, has chosen two deputy chairmen from its existing directors and an investor appointee to the AIMA Council.
The new deputy chairmen are Andrew Bastow, head of government and regulatory affairs and general counsel, Winton Capital Management; and Chris Pearce, Asia chief operating officer, Marshall Wave Asia. The new investor appointee is Robert De Rito, head of financial risk management at APG Asset Management US.
Bastow has been Winton’s general counsel since 2005 and is responsible for spearheading the firm’s interaction with regulatory bodies and lawmakers in Europe, the USA 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.
Robert 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 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst CAIA Association.