Key takeaways from AIMA’s Singapore Annual Forum 2022

Published: 10 May 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the AIMA Singapore Annual Forum was back in person in April, offering a full day of panels and (socially distanced) networking. In true Singaporean fashion, delegates received a warm welcome in every sense of the word, and even an early morning monsoon was unable to dampen delegates’ spirits as estranged colleagues and friends reconnected after lengthy stints working remotely and through lockdowns and travel bans. 

The high attendance was a testament to peoples’ enthusiasm to get back into the world, with AIMA’s flagship Singapore event offering one of the first opportunities to do so since the relaxation of COVID rules in March.   

The forum took on the ambitious task of encapsulation several eventful years for the alternative investment industry into a single day of panels, led by co-hosts Natalie Curtis, partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, and Thomas Scott-Barton, COO at Trovio Group, who gamely co-hosted the day’s agenda. 

The conference, unsurprisingly, delivered a bounty of insightful discussions and nuggets of wisdom which, in the document available via the download button below, have been distilled into five key takeaways.

The focuses of the day were partly guided by AIMA’s close working relationships with regulators, including the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and other trade bodies across APAC. As was noted in the opening address, AIMA’s team in APAC were quick to adapt to operating in a virtual environment and maintained its output of thought leadership and advocacy efforts on behalf of members. Some of these tools will be retained as they offer an additional option for our events going forward. 

As always, the day was only possible thanks to AIMA’s member sponsors, along with the many panellists, moderators, event coordinators, and many others who volunteered their time. Our sincere thanks to you all for bringing the AIMA APAC family back together. 

We hope to see you all again soon next year, or at our other regional events scheduled for later this year.


Key takeaways from AIMA’s Singapore Annual Forum 2022

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