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06 April 2022       SBAI

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The Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI), an active alliance of institutional investors and alternative asset managers, announced today the launch of its Global Regulatory Committee. The Committee brings together leading institutional investors, asset managers and investment consultants to enhance and support the SBAI’s dialogue with regulators around the world. Chris Bowlin, Sr. Compliance Counsel, Teacher Retirement System of Texas has been appointed Chair of the Committee, and Stephen Berger, Managing Director, Citadel, has been appointed Deputy Chair.

Chris Bowlin said: “I am honored to chair the SBAI’s Global Regulatory Committee, which will help the SBAI further develop its balanced perspective on regulatory topics, taking account of manager and institutional investor considerations.”

The SBAI Regulatory Committee will start work immediately and help formulate the SBAI’s responses to the US SEC's recent requests for public comments on its Proposals for Private Funds, Securities Lending, as well as Short Positions and Short Activity Reporting.

Members of the Committee include:

  • Gaurav Amin, Head of Fintech & Implementation, Albourne Partners
  • Arthur Bengasino, Portfolio Manager, TelstraSuper
  • Stephen Berger, Managing Director, Global Head of Government & Regulatory Policy, Citadel; Committee Deputy Chair
  • Hans Bergström, Compliance Officer, AP7
  • Chris Bowlin, Sr. Compliance Counsel, Teacher Retirement System of Texas; Committee Chair
  • Luana DiCandia, Director & Senior Legal Counsel, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Jason Eng, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Dymon Asia Capital
  • Kimberly Hamm, Director, Global Public Policy Group, BlackRock
  • David Lau, Chief Compliance Officer, Springs Capital Brigid Rentoul, General Counsel, Winton Group
  • Merel Uittenbogaard, Senior Legal Counsel, Regulatory Team, APG Asset Management
  • Karl Wachter, General Counsel, Magnetar Capital
  • Glen Zwicker, Managing Director, Head of Investment Operations, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Mario Therrien, Head of Investment Funds and External Management, CDPQ, and Chair of the SBAI said: “We see regulators increasingly turn to the Standards and the SBAI’s work more broadly, as they continue to take notice of the practical solutions the SBAI provides to some of the complex issues the industry faces. We are thrilled to have the members of this Committee support our efforts.”

Since its inception, the SBAI, an Affiliate Member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), has engaged proactively on a wide range of regulatory topics, including regulation for alternative investment managers, financial stability, short selling and ESG.

Thomas Deinet, Executive Director, SBAI, said: “We look forward to working with the Committee to provide constructive input into the global regulatory process, supporting efforts to facilitate fair and efficient markets, reduce systemic risk, and help investors make well-informed investment decisions.”