Alternative Investment Management Association Representing alternative asset managers globally
AIMA first published the ‘Roadmap to Hedge Funds’, the world’s first collaborative educational guide for institutional investors in hedge funds, back in 2008. Although it was released at the height of the financial crisis, it quickly became the most-downloaded publication in AIMA’s history. Commissioned by AIMA’s Investor Steering Committee, it sought to de-mystify the hedge fund industry at a time when misconceptions around issues such as short-selling, fees, transparency and risk were widespread. It had a global readership and in 2010 was even translated into Chinese.
In the new 2012 edition the author, Alexander Ineichen, one of the leading authorities on hedge funds, has identified new trends and developments and strongly makes the case that hedge funds still provide a value proposition for investors. All of the original data from the 2008 edition have also been updated.