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The Alternative Investment Management Association

Alternative Investment Management Association Representing the global hedge fund industry

AIMA's New 'One Stop Shop' Website for Hedge Fund Industry

23 October 2008

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the leading global representative association for the hedge fund industry, has announced the launch of its new and improved website.

The re-engineered site has been structured with specific areas for members, investors, policy makers, regulators and tax authorities, and the media. The website provides these groups with information tailored to their specific needs and includes research resources on a wide range of subjects relevant to the industry.

A substantial increase in interest in the hedge fund industry has triggered a notable upgrade to AIMA’s online services.

Key features of the new website include:

  • the AIMA Knowledge Centre, with sections dedicated to education, policy, regulation & Tax, and sound practices;
  • a resource giving information on the regulatory and taxation positions in a number of hedge fund jurisdictions;
  • information on services for those wishing to establish a hedge fund business; and
  • a media centre containing AIMA’s press releases and published articles.

Emma Mugridge, Director, AIMA, said, “It is one of AIMA’s strategic objectives to become a hub for non-commercial information about the industry. Having represented the hedge fund industry for the past 18 years, we understand various stakeholder groups’ requirements and have been keen to meet their needs in the most effective way possible.

We are particularly pleased to be able to provide helpful information about aspects of the industry to policy makers and regulatory authorities through the website.”

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Editors’ Notes:

About AIMA

AIMA, the Alternative Investment Management Association, has over 1,280 corporate members worldwide, based in 47 countries. Members include leading hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting services and fund administrators. 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 membership’s 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.


About www.aima.org

Key features of the new website include:

  • Knowledge Centre – sections dedicated to Education, Policy, Regulation & Tax and Sound Practices;
  • an online hedge fund research database on a wide range of subjects relevant to the industry;
  • policy position statements on key topics, such as the benefits of investing in hedge funds, regulation, and transparency;
  • for members: access to AIMA’s Guides to Sound Practices and illustrative Due Diligence Questionnaires;
  • a resource detailing the regulatory and taxation positions in a number of hedge fund jurisdictions;
  • information on services for those wishing to establish a hedge fund business; and
  • a media centre containing AIMA’s press releases and published articles.

In the interests of transparency, much of the site is accessible by any individual: a password is not required.  This includes the glossary, research database, bibliography and many of the AIMA Journal articles.  However, some of the items listed above have access restricted to specific stakeholders.
 

 
 
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