Alternative Investment Management Association
29 February 2012
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund association, has announced the formation of its AIMA Brazil Network.
The AIMA Brazil Network will feature a series of networking events for AIMA Brazil members and guests. A working lunch series in Sao Paulo has already commenced, with subjects such as fund regulation, shareholder activism, operational due diligence, AIFMD and international investments being discussed.
AIMA announced the launch of its Brazil initiative and the appointment of a local representative, Michelle Noyes of BRZ Investimentos, last year, saying that it saw its role as opening up an international channel of communication so that the Brazilian industry could engage in dialogue on key industry issues with their counterparts internationally.
“There has been a tremendous appetite for AIMA’s networking events in Brazil," said Michelle Noyes, AIMA’s Brazil representative. “It’s very heartening that some key members of the Brazilian industry have already joined AIMA. We are liaising closely with the Brazilian industry, the Brazilian authorities and with the Brazilian trade body ANBIMA, whose work we very much support.”
“We see tremendous interest from the Brazilian industry in engaging and thinking globally,” said Andrew Baker, AIMA’s CEO. “And there is considerable international interest in Brazil, for understandable reasons from investors, from managers and from service providers. We have a role in facilitating the dialogue taking place.”
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As the global hedge fund association, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has over 1,300 corporate members (with over 6,000 individual contacts) worldwide, based in over 40 countries. Members include hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting firms, investors, fund administrators and independent fund directors. They all benefit from AIMA’s active influence in policy development, its leadership in industry initiatives, including education and sound practice manuals and its excellent reputation with regulators worldwide. AIMA is a dynamic organisation that reflects its members’ interests and provides them with a vibrant global network. AIMA is committed to developing industry skills and education standards and is a co-founder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA) – the industry’s first and only specialised educational standard for alternative investment specialists. For further information, please visit AIMA’s website, www.aima.org.