AIMA CEO message, AIMA Journal 132

By Jack Inglis, CEO, AIMA

Published: 28 November 2022

Although hedge funds have on average performed admirably this year, according to popular indices, global trading conditions remain tricky. As we head into the final weeks of the year, fund managers and businesses across the alternative investment sector – including AIMA – are naturally reflecting on what went well and where improvements can be made.

Reading the Q4 AIMA Journal, I found a refreshingly concise collection of expert opinions that offer insights and practical considerations focused on a host of the macro economic, operational, technology and legal challenges plaguing our corner of financial markets.

This edition contains a wealth of information on some of the biggest issues of the moment that have dominated AIMA’s agenda this year, including a deluge of new regulatory proposals from the SEC and other regulators, along with general compliance concerns. Whether it’s navigating financial sanctions, the fast-evolving arenas of ESG and digital assets, or the increasingly complex regulatory framework our market operates in, the themes discussed in this edition will likely only compound in 2023 and beyond.

That’s why, as always, AIMA will be there each step of the way providing guidance and a forum for valuable industry discussion that will make all this more manageable.

I would like to draw particular attention to the multiple articles in this edition aimed at emerging managers, penned by several well-established names in the alternative  investment sector, that offer guidance and support to the next generation of fund managers. These articles are precisely the reason the AIMA Journal has remained free-to-read for all and is distributed to a community of more than 30,000 subscribers, including members and non-members.

Either through our Next Generation Managers Group, our busy calendar of events, or publishing market research and thought leadership aimed at smaller fund managers, AIMA has always embraced the responsibility of cultivating a thriving community of newcomers to the space.

Allow me to close my final Journal note of 2022 with an earnest thank you to all our contributors that provide insights and inspiration for so much of our work, from informing our research to providing discussion points for our podcast The Long-Short. The thoughtful pieces submitted in each edition never fail to result in a highly valuable resource for all.

As always, the spaces for the next edition are quickly being filled so if you’re looking for a creative new year’s resolution then make it contributing to the AIMA Journal next year.