This role has been created to strengthen the regulatory resources available to the Association as it increases its engagement with policy makers, regulators, investors and other stakeholders on behalf of its members. Mr. Bullmanâs role within AIMA will aid the associationâs important work in the fields of regulation and tax. His appointment follows that of Andrew Baker, who joined AIMA as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in August.
Mr. Bullman has joined AIMA from Barep Asset Management Ltd., the alternatives division of SociÃ©tÃ© GÃ©nÃ©rale, where he held the position of Compliance Supervisor. Prior to his role at SociÃ©tÃ© GÃ©nÃ©rale, Mr. Bullman was Legal and Compliance Executive with Pioneer Alternative Investment Management Ltd, the alternative investment division of UniCredito Italiano.
Mr. Bullman holds a BBLS (Hons) in Business and Law and an LLM in Commercial Law from University College Dublin. He is currently undertaking a PhD in hedge fund regulation.
Andrew Baker, Deputy Chief Executive of AIMA, said âI am very pleased to welcome Tom to AIMA. AIMAâs engagement with the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and other stakeholders in regulation is a fundamental component of the work that AIMA does on behalf of its members. The strength of Tomâs background in alternative investment regulation and compliance enables us to better engage on a wide range of issues.â