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31 December 2015 - BNN

James Burron of AIMA in Canada is interviewed on BNN‘s The Street discussing the outlook for the hedge fund industry in 2016, growth of the industry in Canada and globally, institutional and retail interest in alternative strategies and why '2 and 20' isn’t yet going away


7 October 2015 - BNN

AIMA CEO Jack Inglis discusses the upcoming AIMA Canada Hedge Fund Conference, as well as providing insight on the market, nationally and globally with Frances Horodelski of BNN Business Day.




30 June 2014 - Opalesque TV

AIMA CEO Jack Inglis discusses the future for AIMA and the hedge fund industry on Opalesque TV.


29 April 2014 - Euromoney

AIMA CEO Jack Inglis was interviewed in this video by Josh Friedlander of Absolute Return magazine during the 2014 EuroHedge Summit in Paris.




7 October 2013 - Bloomberg TV

AIMA Deputy CEO Christen Thomson discusses what investors want from hedge funds with Deirdre Bolton of Bloomberg TV's Money Moves.


10 September 2013 - Hedge Fund Journal TV

Jiri Krol, AIMA Deputy CEO and Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, discusses the Association's enhanced policy principles, published in September 2013, with Hamlin Lovell, Contributing Editor of the Hedge Fund Journal.



10 June 2012 - MandateWire

AIMA’s Director of External Affairs Christen Thomson discusses some of the findings of our survey of the industry with KPMG in this video interview for the Financial Times’ MandateWire service for institutional investors.



5 October 2011 - Opalesque TV

AIMA Chairman Todd Groome discusses global financial regulatory reform in an interview with Opalesque TV.



18 November 2010 - EuroparlTV

AIMA's Andrew Baker spoke to Europarltv, the European Parliament’s webcasting service, about the AIFMD.


22 October 2010 - Webcast with AIMA and Deutsche Bank Global Prime Finance

In a 20-minute video interview, AIMA's Jiri Krol discussed the AIFMD with Anthony Byrne of Deutsche Bank (you may need to register (free) for the webcast in order to view this video).


8 October 2010 - MarketWatch

Todd Groome was interviewed about financial regulation by MarketWatch.


13 October 2010 - AmeriCatalyst 2010

Todd Groome hosts a discussion with Kyle Bass of Hayman Advisors.


10 June 2010 - Reuters Insider

AIMA’s Todd Groome commented on regulatory matters in an interview with Reuters during the IOSCO conference in Montreal.


21 May 2010 - Bloomberg

Andrew Baker talked with Bloomberg’s Paul Gordon about regulatory reforms in Europe and the US.


17 May 2010 - BBC World Business Report

Andrew Baker was interviewed on the BBC News Channel’s World Business Report programme.


31 March 2010 - EuroparlTV

Andrew Baker was interviewed about the AIFM Directive by EuroparlTV, the European Parliament’s webcasting service.


6 April - CNBC
Andrew Baker was recently interviewed on CNBC on the outlook for the hedge fund industry following the G20 Summit.  The interview, entitled ‘Hedge funds face new regulations’ can be viewed here.


30 March – Business News Network
AIMA Canada’s Chairman, Phil Schmitt, was interviewed on BNN, where he gave a Canadian perspective of U.S. regulatory initiatives.  Click here to view this interview.


25 March – Reuters
Andrew Baker took part in a joint interview with the Simon Walker of BVCA (industry body for the private equity industry) ahead of the G20 Summit to discuss the future of the hedge fund and private equity industries.  Click here to view this interview.


12 March – CNBC
AIMA’s Chairman, Todd Groome, appeared on CNBC, where he discussed the aspects of fair value counting.  This interview can be viewed here.


24 February 2009 - CNBC
Following the public announcement of AIMA's new policy platform, Andrew Baker appeared on CNBC to elaborate on AIMA's policy positions, which it believes will add value to the discussions on the future regulatory framework for the industry. The interview, entitled "Are hedge funds facing over-regulation?" can be viewed here.


27 January 2009 - UK Treasury Committee Hearing
Andrew Baker took part in the UK’s Treasury Committee hearing on the banking crisis, along with Doug Shaw of BlackRock, Paul Marshall of Marshall Wace, Stephen Zimmerman of NewSmith, and Chris Hohn of TCI.  This hearing was part of a broader enquiry into the banking crisis on which the Committee will report back to the British government.  This hearing was the UK industry’s first opportunity to appear in front of a committee of MPs and put its case; to watch the hearing please click here


15 January 2009 – CNBC
In his first television interview as AIMA’s new Chairman, Todd Groome appeared on CNBC to speak on “the economic crisis and lessons to be learnt going forward”.  In this interview, which can be accessed here, Todd set out AIMA’s thoughts on what the future may hold for the hedge fund community in the changing alternative investment landscape. 


25 September 2008 - Canada's Business News Network
Chairman of AIMA Canada, Phil Schmitt, was interviewed on Canada’s Business News Network where he was asked to comment on the recent short-selling restrictions and the impact these rules will have on the hedge fund industry.  Please click here to view this interview.


19 September 2008 - BBC News 24
Following the short-selling restrictions imposed by regulators in the UK and US, Florence Lombard, CEO of AIMA, was invited to appear on BBC News 24. She spoke on the benefits of short-selling and the negative implications that restrictions will have on financial markets.


29 April 2008 - BBC Newsnight
AIMA’s Deputy CEO, Andrew Baker, was interviewed on BBC Newsnight as part of a segment on sectors in the UK economy that have managed to do well during the credit crisis. This programme was repeated on BBC America and BBC World.


11 April 2008 - CNBC
AIMA’s CEO, Florence Lombard, recently appeared on the CNBC’s Squawk Box, where she was called upon to defend the hedge fund industry in light of recent market developments. To view the show, please click here; running time is approximately 8 minutes.


8 April 2008 - Canada's Business News Network
Phil Schmitt, Chairman of AIMA Canada, was invited to provide an industry perspective to Canada’s BNN SqueezePlay following AIMA’s recent announcement, ‘Hedge fund industry the target of unreasonable criticism,’ in defence of the industry.


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