AIMA expands Regulatory Team with new appointment

London - 26 September 2007

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) today announces the appointment of Thomas Bullman as Assistant to the AIMA Regulatory Department.

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. Bullman’s role within AIMA will aid the association’s 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 Société Générale, where he held the position of Compliance Supervisor. Prior to his role at Société Générale, 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 “I am very pleased to welcome Tom to AIMA. AIMA’s 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 Tom’s background in alternative investment regulation and compliance enables us to better engage on a wide range of issues.”

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