Intern Training Day


AIMA is launching a new educational program for summer interns at our manager member firms. Over the course of this in-person half day session, AIMA members will provide an overview of the alternative investment landscape, discuss investment and non-investment career paths in the industry, share practical recruiting guidance and discuss future trends disrupting our industry.

Registration: Due to space constraints, we are limiting spots initially to two per firm, but will keep a wait list in the hopes of accommodating additional interest. Lunch will be provided, so please note any dietary restrictions when registering. To register, please email [email protected]

Update: We have reached max capacity for this event. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please email [email protected]


8:00      Registration

8:30      Breakfast/Welcome

  • Michelle Noyes, Head of Americas, AIMA
  • Michael Linn, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Varadero Capital, L.P.

9:00      The State of Alternative Investments

The world of alternative investments continues to grow and change. Nearly $10 trillion in assets have flowed into the alternative investment industry in the last fifteen years. Now AI is starting to show up in mutual funds and ETFs. What might the future hold?

  • Keith Black, Ph.D., CAIA, CFA, Managing Director, Curriculum & Exams, CAIA

10:00    Career paths in alternatives

Hear how industry professionals have carved different career paths in the industry as investment professionals, allocators, compliance professionals, investor relations professionals and operational professionals.

  • Steven Herrup, Credit Analyst, Varadero Capital 
  • Bruce Berger, COO/CFO, Atlantic Investment
  • Linda Luu, Hedge Fund Seeding, Blackstone
  • Lee Binks, CCO Man FRM and Global Head of Distribution Compliance, Man Investments
  • Craig Kaplan, Senior Member, North American Investor Relations Team, Lombard Odier Investment Management (LOIM)


  • Alexis Kwon, Associate Director, AIMA

11:00    Coffee break

11:30    Hedge fund hiring

How do alternative investment boutiques approach hiring and talent management? Practical guidance on surviving and thriving the hedge fund hiring process

  • Emily Macina, Head of Human Resources, Napier Park Global Capital


  • Michelle Noyes, Head of Americas, AIMA

12:15    (Working lunch) Alts, disrupted

How will the industry respond to disruptive trends including AI, machine learning, big data and decentralized technology? And how is investor demand for responsible investment shaping the industry going forward?

  • John D’Agostino, Global Leader, Investor Engagement, DMS

14:00    Depart

Update: We have reached max capacity for this event. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please email [email protected]

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