AIMA Hong Kong names Philip Tye chairman
03 September 2012
News, Asia, Global, Hong Kong
Global hedge fund association Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) announced on Monday (September 3) that Philip Tye, founding partner and managing director of DragonBack Capital Limited, has been elected as the new chairman of its Hong Kong National Group.
Additionally, Anthony Byrne, head of Asia-Pacific prime finance and managing director at Deutsche Bank, was elected deputy chair while Michael Gibson, partner at Lim Advisors Limited, was elected treasurer.
Mr. Tye has been a senior figure in the Asia finance industry across his two-decade career. He joined DragonBack from PMA, where he was chief financial officer for three years and previously worked at Credit Suisse, where he was a director in the prime brokerage unit with regional responsibility for the Asia Pacific.
Mr. Tye replaces Christophe Lee who has served as chairman of AIMA Hong Kong since 2003.
“I am honoured that the members of AIMA Hong Kong have placed their confidence in me to lead AIMA going forward and to meet our key objectives over the next two years” says Mr. Tye.
“I look forward to building on the excellent work carried out by Christophe Lee and working with the Hong Kong Executive Committee, AIMA members, and key stakeholder groups to provide leadership to the hedge fund industry in Asia and to be its pre-eminent voice," he added.
Mr Tye is also a director and executive committee member of The Hong Kong Securities Institute and a member of the global AIMA council.
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