Press release: AIMA and ITN Productions Industry News announce new programme “Holding Strong: Alternative Investments in a Volatile Market”

Published: 06 October 2020

LAUNCH: summer 2021

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and ITN Productions Industry News are co-producing “Holding Strong: Alternative Investments in a Volatile Market” a news-style programme to raise awareness of alternative investments and how the sector is facilitating the economy’s recovery.

The immediate effect of the 2020 global pandemic on markets was colossal with the second biggest one-day fall in the FTSE 100’s history and interest rates cut to a record low.  The effects of the pandemic are likely to reverberate around the global economy and the world’s stock markets for years to come.

Amid a series of significant market disruptions, the alternative investment industry has doubled in size over the past ten years. The hedge fund industry has proven its ability to manage risk and volatility while still producing above market returns for investors. The benefits of investing in private markets are increasingly clear across the world – providing borrowers with a much-needed alternative to traditional lending, offering investors the opportunity to invest in assets with differentiated risk-return profiles and supporting policy-makers efforts to foster a more resilient financial system.

“Holding Strong: Alternative Investments in a Volatile Market” will show how and why hedge funds and the alternative investment sector have performed during the coronavirus crisis, highlighting their value to investors, to markets and to the broader global economy.

The programme will examine the latest innovations and technologies that are driving the alternative investment industry  forward, exploring how ESG and socially responsible investments are key areas for the future while addressing how the industry is fostering diversity and inclusion to attract the next generation of talent.

Anchored by ITN Productions Industry News presenter, the programme will combine interviews with the industry’s leading figures, news-style reports and sponsored editorial profiles from leading organisations, thought-leaders and industry innovators.  The programme will launch at a flagship investor conference in Summer 2021.

Please go here to see a short video with Jack Inglis Chief Executive Officer of AIMA announcing the launch of this new programme.

Announcing this news at AIMA’s Global Investor Forum Jack Inglis, Chief Executive Officer of AIMA said: 

We are delighted to announce this new partnership with ITN Productions Industry News. Now more than ever investors should consider an allocation to alternative investments to provide solid investment outcomes for the world’s pool of savings and alternative asset managers are best positioned to deliver. We look forward to showcasing our industry and its crucial role in protecting savers and financing the economy

Elizabeth Fisher-Robins, Head of ITN Productions Industry News said: “We’re delighted to be producing a programme that raises awareness of alternative investments, de-mystifies the myth that alternative investments are exclusive to the mega-rich and recognises the sector’s role in aiding economic recovery.

For further information, or to participate in the programme, please contact: James Linden, Head Programming Director, Industry News at ITN Productions Industry News [email protected]


About ITN Productions Industry News

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About AIMA

AIMA is the global representative of the alternative investment industry with around 2,000 corporate members in over 60 countries.  AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage more than $2 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 guides. AIMA 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 on the private credit and direct lending space. 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). For further information, please visit AIMA’s website,