Andrew Baker is the chief executive officer of AIMA, the global hedge fund trade association; he has been in this role since January 2009 having joined the Association in August 2007. He joined the Board of CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association, Inc.) as a director in January 2011. Prior to joining AIMA he spent six years at Schroders in London where he was COO – Alternative Investments. Andrew has 33 years of experience of the institutional asset management industry, 15 of which were as a portfolio manager at Rothschild, HD International and UBS Asset Management. He has a BSc degree in Mathematics from Imperial College, London.