AIMA

The Alternative Investment Management Association

Alternative Investment Management Association Representing the global hedge fund industry

About AIMA

Founded in 1990, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global representative of the hedge fund industry. We represent all practitioners in the alternative investment management industry – including hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting firms, investors, fund administrators and independent fund directors.

Our membership is corporate and comprises over 1,400 firms (with over 7,000 individual contacts) in more than 50 countries. AIMA’s manager members manage a combined $1.5 trillion in assets (as of March 2014). AIMA members benefit from our active influence in policy development, our leadership in industry initiatives and our outstanding reputation with regulators.

We address the real issues affecting the industry’s development. We represent the global hedge fund industry at national and international levels in ongoing discussions about the future regulatory framework for the industry.

Our focus on education, regulation, policy development and sound practices has resulted in a substantial body of work used around the world by members, institutional investors, policymakers and supervisors.

We are a dynamic organisation that reflects our members’ interests and provides them with a vibrant global network. We are committed to developing industry skills and education standards, and we are a co-founder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA) – the industry’s first and only specialised educational standard for alternative investment specialists.

AIMA is governed by its Council (Board of Directors).

To learn more about AIMA and the benefits of membership, click here or refer to our brochure.

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