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AIMA forms new Global Investor Board

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The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has a created a new Global Investor Board (GIB) as it looks to strengthen engagement with the investor community and its growing allocator membership.

The board, which comprises of senior leaders at global institutional investors (representing interests in public and private markets), will provide oversight to AIMA’s investor outreach, advancing industry sound practices and education for the alternative investment industry.

Founding members of the board are:

Eduard van Gelderen, CIO, PSP Investments (GIB Chair)
Henry Chau, Head of Investments, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Anne-Marie Fink, CIO, Private Market Funds & Alpha, State of Wisconsin Investment Board
Helen Idenstedt, Head of External Partnerships & Innovation, Forsta AP Fonden (AP1)
Frank Mihail, Director, Public Employees Retirement Association New Mexico
Ben Samild, D-CIO Portfolio Strategy, Future Fund
Danilo Simonelli, Managing Director, External Managers, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Michael Weinberg, Managing Director, Head of Hedge Funds & Alternative Alpha Hedge Fund Investments, APG Asset Management, US Inc.

The founding members will invite new directors to join the Board in the early part of 2022.

The mission of the GIB is to be an advisory body to channel the ideas of the allocator community back to alternative asset managers industry participants so that they can continue to evolve and meet the changing needs of investors. Initial topics of priority identified by the GIB include: ESG (including DE&I) integration; overcoming the challenges of in-person/virtual meetings in a pandemic-constrained environment; strategic relationships between GPs & LPs and the role of alternatives in a total fund portfolio. 

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