Citigate Dewe Rogerson announces Christen Thomson as Senior Director in its Financial Team
Christen is a former Deputy CEO and Head of External Affairs of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of the alternative investment industry. At AIMA, which has more than 1600 corporate members in over 50 countries who collectively manage more than $1.5 trillion in assets, Christen was responsible for co-ordinating strategic communications for the industry and worked closely with both many of the world’s biggest hedge funds and many of the world’s biggest investors in hedge funds, as well as with the leading journalists covering the industry globally.
During Christen’s period at AIMA (2008-2014), the Association created a comprehensive thought leadership programme based on the industry’s value to investors, markets and the broader economy, publishing some 20 major pieces of research. This research was successfully used in big press campaigns to support the industry’s engagement with institutional investors and on multiple regulatory issues, including the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). Christen led AIMA’s engagement in the United States and was in charge of opening its New York office. He also launched AIMA’s initiatives in the Middle East and Brazil.
More recently, Christen was Head of Communications for Terra Firma, the leading European private equity firm. He is a former BBC journalist who spent 12 years at the Corporation.
Patrick Donovan, Managing Director of Citigate Dewe Rogerson commented, “Christen brings huge knowledge of hedge funds and private equity to Citigate Dewe Rogerson, as well as extensive thought leadership and reputation management experience. I am looking forward to working with him.”
Christen Thomson added, “I am very glad to be joining Citigate Dewe Rogerson, which has a strong reputation for innovative, strategic thinking. The alternatives industry has become truly global and Citigate Dewe Rogerson has tremendous international reach, with offices around the world. I am very much looking forward to working with our teams and with Citigate Dewe Rogerson’s excellent clients.”