Claude Perron is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cristallin Management, a firm specializing in arbitrage strategies on fixed-income securities, convertible bonds and market events (primarily mergers and acquisitions). He also held the position of Co-Chairman of the Board of AIMA Canada (Alternative Investment Management Association) for several years. As part of his activities at AIMA, Claude has organized numerous events on various themes of interest to the Montreal financial and investment communities. Claude also helped launch CAASA (Canadian Association of Alternative Strategies & Assets) by organizing the BBQ Méchoui 2018 (5th edition) exclusively with CAASA.
AIMA and CAASA are two groups that work in a common community space. AIMA is international in scope, with headquarters in London and regional chapters in Canada, the United States, Australia, Japan and Singapore, among others. Although both associations serve the same market, the younger and more entrepreneurial CAASA has embraced a broader range of alternative investment areas and corresponding membership.