AIMA | Michael Holding Event

Published: 14 July 2022


The Governor of the Cayman Islands, Martyn Roper and his wife Lissie Roper, hosted a dinner at Government House for AIMA and the West Indian cricket legend Michael (“Mikey”) Holding. The dinner was a kick-off to the AIMA event with Mikey to be held at the Harquail Theater on Friday September 16, 2022.

The dinner included a number of event sponsors from the Cayman financial services sector who are raising funds for charitable organizations in the Cayman community. This will raise funds for Jasmine, Cayman Islands Cancer Society, Big Brother/Big Sister and the Alex Panton Foundation (in memory of Addi Kelly). Sponsors for the event include:

PwC Cayman Islands, Maples Group, Alvarez & Marsal, Mourant, Marbury, KPMG, Ogier, RSM, Harmonic Fund Services, Blackbeard’s & AIMA

The idea was initiated by Russell Burt who serves on the global board of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), which is the leading industry body for the fund industry worldwide.

After the event, Mikey will be available to sign copies of his thought-provoking book – ‘Why We Kneel, How We Rise’ - about racism in sport and more generally, seen through the eyes of leading black sports men and women (including  Usain BoltThierry Henry, and Naomi Osaka). Free copies of the book will be available to attendees of the event. Tickets for the event will be limited and only available to sponsors of the event and a limited number of AIMA members.

Accolades of the book include:

  • Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Prize 2021
  • Winner of the Sunday Times Sports Book Awards of the Year
  • The Times and The Sunday Times Book of the Year

About AIMA

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with around 2,100 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage more than US$2.5 trillion in hedge fund and private credit assets.

AIMA draws upon the expertise and diversity of its membership to provide leadership in industry initiatives such as advocacy, policy and regulatory engagement, educational programmes and sound practice guidesAIMA works to raise media and public awareness of the value of the industry.

AIMA set up the Alternative Credit Council (ACC) to help firms focused in the private credit and direct lending space. The ACC currently represents over 250 members that manage US$600 billion of private credit assets globally.  

AIMA is committed to developing skills and education standards and is a co-founder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA) – the first and only specialised educational standard for alternative investment specialists. AIMA is governed by its Council (Board of Directors).