Alternative Investment Management Association Representing alternative asset managers globally
08 December 2006
London, 8 December 2006: AIMA, the global trade association for hedge funds assesses the highs and lows of 2006 and looks forward to 2007.
With 2007 nearly upon us, AIMA highlights the events of 2006 and considers what next year holds in store for the hedge fund industry.
Important events in 2006 included:
In 2007 we expect to see:
Commenting on the prospects for 2007, Florence Lombard, Executive Director of AIMA said, “Despite inevitable challenges, 2007 will be an exciting year for hedge funds as they confirm their place at the top table with all other forms of asset management.
It will be business as usual, both for managers striving to meet the demands of their investors: providing performance and mitigating risk and for AIMA which will continue to work with regulators and other interested parties to enhance the regulatory environment for its members globally.”
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1. About AIMA
As the only truly representative global hedge fund association, AIMA, the Alternative Investment Management Association, has over 1100 corporate members worldwide, based in 47 countries.
Members include leading hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting services and fund administrators. They all benefit from AIMA’s active influence in policy development, its leadership in industry initiatives, including education and sound practice manuals and its excellent reputation with regulators, worldwide.
AIMA is a dynamic organisation that reflects its membership’s interests and provides them with a vibrant global network.
AIMA is committed to developing industry skills and education standards and is a co-founder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA) – the industry’s first and only specialised educational standard for alternative investment specialists.
For further information, please visit AIMA’s website www.aima.org.