SOUTHPORT, Conn., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternative Investment Group, an alternative investment management firm that invests in long/short equity strategies, today announced they have promoted Chris Ayton to Partner, effective January 1, 2011. Mr. Ayton was previously Director of Investments, a position he has held since March 2008 when he joined the firm. He serves on the firm's six-person Investment Committee. Mr. Ayton is based in London and is the first Partner based internationally.
Mr. Ayton, one of seven equity partners at the firm, will continue to focus on identifying and evaluating European and Asian managers.
"The success of our firm is directly related to the quality of our people, and Chris possesses the key attributes we look for in a Partner--deep knowledge and experience in investment markets, in this case, European and Asian markets," said David Storrs, Chief Executive Officer of Alternative Investment Group. "He has done an outstanding job identifying excellent investment managers throughout Europe and Asia, and these regions will continue to be important to the firm looking ahead. I congratulate Chris on his appointment."
Prior to joining Alternative Investment Group, Mr. Ayton spent 12 years at Stamford Associates where he was most recently Head of Manager Research. In his former role, he specialized in managers investing in Asia. He began his career at Bacon & Woodrow. Mr. Ayton holds a Bsc. in Economics from University of Southampton (UK).
About Alternative Investment Group
Founded in 1996, Alternative Investment Group is an independent investment management firm headquartered in Southport, CT. Partner-owned, the firm has a 15-year track record of investing with alternative asset managers in the U.S. and internationally. For more information, please go to: www.altinv.com.
SOURCE Alternative Investment Group, LLC