AIMA Names Lee, Bugel To Executive Positions in APAC Region

Jan 13 2017 | 9:40pm ET

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has strengthened its position in the Asia-Pacific region through the appointments of Lilian Lee as director and general manager for Singapore and Michael Bugel as co-head of APAC.

Lee brings to AIMA a wealth of experience and expertise in alternative investment management, the association said in a statement. She joins from sovereign wealth fund GIC Private Limited, where she was most recently Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager within the External Managers Department. Part of her job entailed helping to manage GIC’s exposure to equities-related hedge funds.

Bugel joined AIMA’s Hong Kong office last year from HSBC, where he managed senior relationships within the asset management sector for the firm’s Financial Institutions Group. His experience also extends to sales and trading and he previously held leadership positions at Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan.

In his new role, Bugel works closely with fellow APAC co-head Kher Sheng Lee in shaping and delivering AIMA’s strategy for the region, AIMA said in the statement. 

“I am delighted to welcome people of the calibre and experience of Michael and Lilian to AIMA’s expanding APAC operations,” said AIMA’s CEO Jack Inglis in the statement. “We now have branches in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Japan and Australia.”

AIMA is a global alternative investment industry association with 1,700+ corporate members in more than 50 countries. It is the co-founder of the well-known Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation, and its manager members collectively manage more than $1.5 trillion in assets worldwide. 

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