TORONTO, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - AIMA Canada is pleased to announce the
membership of its Executive Committee for 2008 -2010 which will include:
Chairman: Phil Schmitt, Summerwood Group Inc.
Deputy-Chair: Eamonn McConnell, Manna Asset Management
Legal Counsel: Michael Burns, McMillan LLP
Secretary: Andrew Doman, Man Alternative Investment Corp.
Treasurer: Chris Pitts, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Eamonn McConnell, Founding Partner of Manna Asset Management, joins the
committee this year as Deputy-Chair, succeeding Tris Lett who is stepping down
after five years of distinguished service. Current Executive Committee members
Phil Schmitt, Chairman, Michael Burns, Legal Counsel, Andrew Doman, Secretary,
and Chris Pitts, Treasurer, will continue in their present positions for an
additional two-year term.
In announcing the new Executive Committee membership, AIMA Canada
Chairman Phil Schmitt welcomed Eamonn McConnell to the committee and expressed
sincere appreciation to outgoing Deputy-Chair Tris Lett for the many
contributions he has made to AIMA Canada since its inception in 2003.
"We are grateful to Tris for the important role he has played in the
notable achievements of AIMA Canada, including the development of professional
and educational materials and the launch of the AIMA Canada Research Award. We
look forward to his continued presence and contribution within the membership
at large," Mr. Schmitt said.
About the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)
AIMA is an international non profit association based in London, U.K. Its
- To provide an interactive and professional forum for its membership
and act as a catalyst and promoter of the industry's global
- To provide leadership to the industry and to be its pre-eminent
- To develop sound practices, enhance industry transparency and
education, and to liaise with the wider financial community,
institutional investors, the media, regulators, governments and other
AIMA's membership includes fund-of-funds managers, institutional
investors, hedge funds, prime brokers, exchanges, fund administrators,
auditors, lawyers and other service providers. AIMA now has 1,280 corporate
members in 47 countries on six continents.
AIMA Canada was formed in March 2003 to act as the voice of the
alternative investment industry in Canada. AIMA Canada now has 79 members.
AIMA Canada's Web address is www.aima-canada.org.
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