TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - Gary Ostoich, Chair, Alternative Investment
Management Association - Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment
of James Burron, FCSI, CAIA, as Chief Operating Officer of AIMA
Canada. The appointment takes effect May 1, 2011.
Mr. Burron will work closely with AIMA Canada's Executive Committee and
its membership on a broad range of association management and executive
duties, including member liaison and communications, as well as
focusing on broader policy and strategy objectives.
In announcing the appointment, Mr. Ostoich said: "James Burron has a
solid background of more than 15 years of international experience in
the securities industry including a significant background in the
alternative investment industry. Most recently, he has been involved
in product origination on global platforms. He has also been active in
event organization, research and writing as a Chapter Executive and
spokesperson for the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
"With his extensive background and industry knowledge, James will be a
major asset as we continue to advance and develop the AIMA Canada
organization to serve its growing membership within Canada," he said.
A graduate of Simon Fraser University, Mr. Burron holds the Chartered
Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation and is a Fellow of
the Canadian Securities Industry (FCSI). He has been very active over
the years in industry associations and is a frequent speaker on
Mr. Burron will be based in Toronto. He can be contacted at
About the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)
AIMA is the hedge fund industry's global, not-for-profit trade
association with over 1,200 corporate members (with over 5,000
individual contacts) in more than 40 countries worldwide.
Members include hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime
brokers, legal and accounting firms, investors, fund administrators and
independent fund directors. They all benefit from AIMA's active
influence in policy development, its leadership in industry
initiatives, including education and sound practice manuals and its
excellent reputation with regulators.
AIMA Canada, the Canadian chapter of the Alternative Investment Management
Association (AIMA), was formed in March 2003 to act as the voice of the
alternative investment industry in Canada. AIMA Canada now has over 65
corporate members. Additional information on AIMA Canada is available
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