AIMA Canada Announces Executive Committee Membership for 2012-2014

TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - AIMA Canada, the national group of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), is pleased to announce the composition of its Executive Committee for 2012-2014 which will be as follows:

Chair: Gary Ostoich, President, Spartan Fund Management
Deputy-Chair: Andrew Doman, Chief Operating Officer, Man Investments Canada        
Legal Counsel: Michael Burns, Partner, McMillan LLP
Secretary: Paul Patterson, Vice President, Private Investments, Integrated Asset
Management (IAM) Group
Treasurer: Chris Pitts, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

The Executive Committee also includes James Burron who is AIMA Canada's Chief Operating Officer.
Gary Ostoich, one of the founders of AIMA Canada who has led the organization since 2009, was elected to an additional two-year term as Chair.  Also elected to serve on the Executive Committee for the next two years are long time Committee members Andrew Doman, Michael Burns and Chris Pitts and new member Paul Patterson.

Mr. Doman succeeds Eamonn McConnell who is stepping down as Deputy Chair after having served in that post since 2008. Mr. Patterson joins the Executive Committee as Secretary, a position previously held by Mr. Doman.

In announcing the new Executive Committee membership, AIMA Canada Chair Gary Ostoich expressed gratitude to outgoing Deputy-Chair Eamonn McConnell for his distinguished past service and welcomed Paul Patterson to the Executive Committee.

He also expressed sincere appreciation to continuing members Andrew Doman, Michael Burns, Chris Pitts and James Burron for their "important contributions to AIMA Canada and the alternative investment industry in recent years. I look forward to continuing to work with the Committee over the next two years to expand our contribution to the industry and our growing membership," he said.

About the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)
AIMA is the hedge fund industry's global, not-for-profit trade association with over 1,300 corporate members (with over 6,000 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 Canada National Group 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 more than 90 corporate members. Additional information on AIMA Canada is available at


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