William J. “Bill” Kelly was appointed CEO of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association by the professional organization's board of directors.
Mr. Kelly will take over leadership of the association effective Jan. 13 from Florence Lombard, who is retiring, confirmed Deborah McLean, a CAIA spokeswoman, in an interview. Mr. Kelly will be based in the association's Amherst, Mass., headquarters.
Mr. Kelly was one of the founding partners and ultimately served as CEO of Boston Partners Asset Management. He was most recently CEO of Robeco Investment Management until his retirement in 2009. Since that time, he has held several independent board director roles, Ms. McLean said.
CAIA offers alternative investment education courses and is the provider of the CAIA designation.