The AIMA Council and the MFA Board have formed a joint Global Steering Group (GSG) with the goal of achieving synergies that will benefit the combined membership and the alternative investment industry globally.
The GSG will serve as a joint steering committee to guide the most effective operational relationship between AIMA and MFA and will be mandated to ensure coordinated policy development and messaging and an efficient use of resources while seeking to leverage the distinct strengths of each association.
The members of the Global Steering Group are as follows:
On behalf of AIMA:
Andrew Bastow – AQR Capital Management
Stuart Fiertz – Cheyne Capital Management (UK) LLP
Simon Lorne – Millennium Management, LLC
Ryan Taylor – Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP
Karl Wachter – Magnetar Capital LLC
On behalf of MFA:
Darcy Bradbury – DE Shaw Group
Adam Cooper – Citadel LLC
Duncan Ford – Marshall Wace LLP
David Haley – HBK Capital Management
Michael Harris – Campbell & Company, LP
The GSG will meet regularly to provide direction and oversight to the work of both associations. AIMA and MFA look forward to communicating with members the work and successes of this joint initiative.
AIMA Chair Kathleen Casey and MFA Chair David Haley, say: “This is an important step in enhancing the co-operative relationship between our two organisations on behalf of our members and the industry as a whole. While AIMA and MFA have worked jointly in the past on individual initiatives, the formation of the Global Steering Group supports greater discipline and consistency of that effort.”
AIMA CEO Jack Inglis (pictured) and MFA CEO & President Richard Baker, say: “Over more than 20 years, AIMA and MFA have worked tirelessly on behalf of our respective memberships in terms of representation, education and the development of sound industry practices. In an increasingly globalised industry we recognise the benefits of working more closely together and members of both associations should see this as a very positive move towards jointly maximising the unique strengths of each organisation, presenting a single voice where appropriate and avoiding duplication of effort.”