Alternative Investment Management Association
Through the provision of financial support in excess of standard membership fees, AIMA’s Sponsoring Members play a vital role in assisting AIMA in undertaking global activities and enhancing the level of sound practices within the industry.
Sponsoring Membership of AIMA is an invitation-only membership option and the following are the current Sponsoring Members:
Accountant / Auditor
Ernst & Young
Fund of Hedge Funds Manager
Hedge Fund Manager
Simmons & Simmons
All information supplied in the following sponsoring member profiles has been provided by the member company and its accuracy is not guaranteed by AIMA.
CME Group is the operator of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade and the New York Mercantile Exchange. We understand the importance of hedge funds in global financial markets as providers of liquidity and absorbers of risk. In a world of increasing volatility and uncertainty, hedge fund customers around the globe rely on CME Group as their partner and premier source for managing risk. CME Group is the largest and most diverse financial exchange in the world – providing you with the credit risk reduction, liquidity, products, anonymity and speed you need to meet your business objectives and achieve your firm’s financial goals. Our exchange provides transparency and more importantly, the proven security of central counterparty clearing. CME Group is traded at NASDAQ under the symbol "CME."
More information can be found at www.cmegroup.com.
Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a strong and profitable private clients franchise. A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets. With more than 80,000 employees in 73 countries, Deutsche Bank offers a unparalleled financial services throughout the world. The bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions for demanding clients, creating exceptional value for its shareholders and people.
For more information, go to www.db.com.
Ernst & Young has earned a reputation as the pre-eminent advisor serving hedge funds. We provide ideas and solutions tailored to meet the needs of entrepreneurial alternative asset managers, banks, brokerage firms, and traditional asset managers entering the alternative asset management business. We are the leading service provider to onshore and offshore hedge funds, and have been ranked as the number one accounting firm in the Advest and HedgeWorld surveys. For the second year in a row, we were named the Best Accounting Firm by the Hedge Fund Journal and we also shared the award of Best Deal Advisor.
Ernst & Young have a team that brings together the knowledge and experience required to meet and exceed the demands of clients managing and investing assets in Europe and around the world. We are the market leader in our chosen sphere and provide services to 75% of the 50 largest European funds and 9 of the top 10 funds.
Client teams are multi-disciplinary, drawing on expertise in such areas as accounting, regulatory, tax, transactions, derivatives, executive compensation and risk management.
For more information, go to www.ey.com.
Fauchier Partners is one of Europe's leading managers of funds of hedge funds. Established in 1994, we have a long track record of achieving strong, stable returns. We currently manage in excess of US$ 8.8 billion with approximately 60 professionals based in London, New York and Guernsey.
Fauchier Partners, whilst independently managed, enjoys a strategic relationship with BNP Paribas Asset Management.
We are a conservative investor, and the preservation of our clients' capital is a top priority. We exercise our judgement in the selection of hedge funds and the construction of portfolios. Investment decisions are made by senior members of our team who have direct experience in financial markets and are in regular contact with the hedge fund managers to whom we allocate.
For more information, go to www.fauchierpartners.com.
Man Investments is a world-leading alternative investments management business that can trace its origins back more than 225 years. The original business was launched in 1783 and rapidly evolved to become a global leader in commodities trading before entering the asset management industry in 1983. Since then, it has launched over 500 investment products worldwide and its parent company, Man Group plc, is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100 Index.
Man Investments has always focused exclusively on alternative investments and, through its specialist investment managers, has developed in-depth knowledge and strengths in different alternative asset classes.
1 As at 31 December 2008
Further information on Man Investments can be found at www.maninvestments.com.
SEI has been at the forefront of providing back- and middle-office solutions to investment managers around the world. With a proven ability to deliver leading-edge technologies and processes, SEI helps managers keep up with the changing regulatory landscape, the growing demand for transparency and the changing needs of their businesses – all in a cost-effective, resource-efficient, and scalable manner.
SEI provides comprehensive alternative investment administration, accounting, investor servicing, trustee, and custody services, as well as key middle-office functions, to key domiciles including U.S., Ireland, the Cayman Islands, BVI, and the Bahamas. As of December 31, 2011, through its subsidiaries and partnerships in which the company has a significant interest, SEI manages or administers $404 billion in mutual fund and pooled or separately managed assets.
The division has been recently recognized by Buy-Side Technology as “Best Fund Administrator,” by Hedge Funds World Middle East as “Best Service Provider” and by HFMWeek as “Best Single Manager Hedge Fund Administrator (Over $30B AUA)” in the U.S. and “Best Administrator – Technology Provider” in Europe.
For more information, visit www.seic.com/ims.
Our hedge fund practice has been providing authoritative advice to hedge fund sponsors and managers since this dynamic industry was first established in Europe.
A market leader, we act for many of the best known hedge fund managers. Our clients include both specialist hedge fund firms and many institutional fund management houses based in the UK and across Europe, the US and Asia.
With the largest hedge fund team of any UK law firm, we provide the full range of legal services required by hedge fund clients, including: funds, regulatory, prime brokerage and derivatives documentation, ownership structures, M&A, taxation, employment, intellectual property, IT and litigation.
The quality of our practice has been recognised as follows: Simmons & Simmons has been named Best European Law Firm of the Year at the reader-nominated HedgeWeek Awards 2012. The firm has also been awarded The Leading Law Firm at the Hedge Fund Journal Awards 2012 – this is the second year running that the firm has won the double accolade.
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