London, 26 November 2012 – Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company is delighted to announce that Stephen Oxley, Managing Director and Senior Partner of PAAMCO in Europe was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by Hedge Funds Review in recognition of his long standing service to and championship of the global Fund of Hedge Funds industry. The award was presented to Stephen at a gala dinner to celebrate the publication’s 11th Annual European Fund of Hedge Funds Awards which was held in London last night.
Citing the judges’ unanimous choice of Stephen for this year’s award, Margie Lindsay, Editor of Hedge Funds Review, noted: “The judges were impressed with Stephen’s commitment to the industry through his support and defence of hedge funds and funds of hedge funds as well as his many contributions through speaking and writing at bettering the industry’s responsiveness, corporate governance and sensitivity towards investor needs. His efforts to promote innovation in the industry over the past years have made him one of the leaders in the European fund of hedge funds industry.”
Stephen oversees all of PAAMCO’s client relationships; he also sits on the partnership board and takes an active role in the management of the firm globally. He is a frequent and popular writer, contributing to numerous industry publications and is a regular guest speaker at European investment and pensions industry conferences. In 2008, he sat on the Alternative Investment Management Association’s committee that helped write the best practice standards guidelines for global fund of hedge funds. A veteran of 25 years working in the hedge fund industry, Stephen has in addition completed the three investment management programmes at London Business School.
Jane Buchan, Chief Executive of PAAMCO commented, “Stephen has been with us since the earliest days at PAAMCO and his character, professionalism and commitment to the industry perfectly exemplify the type of executive that we employ here. He has been terrific at nurturing the new generation of talented individuals we have rising through the firm and he plays a major part in our group globally. We are all thrilled to bits that he has won this award.”
About Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (“PAAMCO”)
Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (“PAAMCO”) is a hedge fund of funds dedicated to offering strategic investment solutions to large, sophisticated institutional investors. Based in Irvine, California, PAAMCO was started in March 2000, has a global headcount of 130, offices in London and Singapore, and approximately $8bn of assets under direct management. The firm’s portfolio management team has both a strong academic background and years of experience in working with institutions and analysing and creating multi-strategy portfolios of hedge funds. Website: www.paamco.com
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