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Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company Names Two New Partners

PAAMCO a US$9 billion fund of hedge funds company, has announced that Dr. Philippe Jorion and Kemmy Koh, based in Singapore, have been promoted to partners. The promotions, respectively, highlight the firm’s expertise in risk management and Asian alternative investment strategies.

“Philippe and Kemmy’s promotions recognize the unique contributions each of them have made to the firm,” said Jane Buchan, Chief Executive Officer of PAAMCO. “Philippe has further enhanced PAAMCO’s strong risk management processes, particularly in evaluating complex securities and new markets. Kemmy has continually shown an ability to master new investment strategies and we are delighted with her latest success in building our Singapore office and overseeing our Asian long/short strategies.”

Dr. Philippe Jorion joined the firm three years ago as a Director in the Risk Management Group based in PAAMCO’s Irvine office. He is also Chancellor’s Professor of Finance at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California at Irvine. Dr. Jorion holds an MBA and a PhD from the University of Chicago, and a degree in engineering from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles. Philippe has authored more than 90 publications on the topics of risk management and international finance.

Ms. Koh is Director of PAAMCO’s Singapore office. She joined PAAMCO as a summer associate in 2000 and served in a variety of research and administrative management roles on PAAMCO’s investment team before being named, in 2005, an Internal Sector Specialist in Event Driven strategies. In the summer of 2006 she moved to Singapore to take her current position. Ms. Koh holds a MBA degree from the University of California at Irvine and a BS degree from the National University of Singapore. She is a CFA charter holder.

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, and currently has approximately $9 billion under direct management. The firm’s portfolio management team has both a strong academic background and years of experience in working with institutions and analyzing and creating multi-strategy portfolios of hedge funds.

PAAMCO has a global staff of 120 including some 30 investment professionals and is owned by 10 of its employees. In 2003, PAAMCO established a subsidiary in London (“PAAMCO Europe”), and in 2006, established a subsidiary in Singapore (“PAAMCO Asia”), both of which are majority owned by PAAMCO in the US.

Patrick Kemmis
Senior Partner
VBK Partners LLP

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