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New AIMA Hong Kong/China appointment

James Shipton, Head of Goldman Sach's Asian Hedge Fund Consultancy Business, part of the company's Prime Brokerage Department, has been appointed as Deputy Chairman of AIMA Hong Kong/China.

He will work within AIMA Hong Kong/China in its continued developments as well as liaising closely with the regulatory authorities in the area including China, Taiwan, South Korea and other countries in the region where hedge funds are active.

Shipton has been based in Asia for 15 years, having worked in the asset management industry in Hong Kong and Singapore, practiced fund and securities law in Hong Kong and Thailand with a leading international law firm, as well as undertaking postgraduate studies at Hong Kong University.

Commenting on his appointment, Shipton said: 'It is important that AIMA build up its resources and influence in Hong Kong and surrounding centres as Asia is widely expected to be a major growth region for hedge funds over the coming years.'

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