AIMA research

AIMA is a leading source of information about the alternative investment fund industry for managers, investors, policymakers, regulators and the media. Click on the link above to read our research papers and thought-leadership reports.

Third-party research

Click on the link above for a library of research papers published by our members and other industry organisations.

Hedge Fund Confidence Index (HFCI)

The AIMA Hedge Fund Confidence Index (HFCI) is a new global index which measures the level of confidence that hedge funds have in the economic prospects of their business over the next 12 months. A product of AIMA, Simmons & Simmons and Seward & Kissel, the HFCI is calculated at a specified point in time with the index published at the start of each quarter.

About Alternatives

In this section, read a series of factsheets about the alternative investment fund industry and test your knowledge with our FAQs about the sector.

AIMA surveys

Click on the link above for our current surveys. Previous surveys have covered a broad range of topics such as sound practices, due diligence, alignment of interests and private credit.

AIMA Journal

The AIMA Journal, first published in the 1990s, is our quarterly member magazine, which only AIMA members may contribute to. Each edition is distributed to more than 20,000 contacts globally.

Fund Manager Briefings

Click on the image for our forthcoming calendar of briefings for fund management staff on a range of operational and regulatory topics.

UK parliamentary group on alternatives

Click on the image to find out more about the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on alternative investment management, for which AIMA provides the secretariat, APPGs are informal cross-party groups that are run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords.

Our educational partners

AIMA works closely with a number of educational bodies in the alternative investment sector, including the CAIA Association, which AIMA co-founded in 2003. Click on the links above for more from our partners.