Private Credit industry on track to reach $1trillion by 2020: global borrower and institutional investor bases expand

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According to research published by the Alternative Credit Council (ACC) – the private credit affiliate of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) – and global law firm, Dechert, private credit is now a globally established source of mainstream finance for borrowers around the world, with the industry on-track to grow to $1 trillion of assets […]

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AIMA appoints new local chair, elevates Chadwick to global Board

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The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global body representing the hedge fund industry, has appointed a new local Australian Chair and elevated one of its Australian industry pioneers to the global AIMA board. Following a record election turnout, Paul Chadwick has been successfully elected to represent the global AIMA Board, marking the first Australian […]

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AIMA announces keynote speakers for annual forum

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Nobel Gulati, CEO of Two Sigma Advisers and Shane Finemore, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Manikay Partners will provide keynote addresses at the Forum that has become an internationally renowned event for the hedge fund community. Two Sigma Advisers is a pioneer in blending computer-driven, model-based trading systems with culture and research to unearth […]

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Extending the ESG Spotlight to Hedge Funds

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Renewed interest in alternative investment exposures, growth in new launches and ever closer alignment of interests with investors have pushed hedge fund assets to more than $3 trillion global highs with plenty of green shoots, according to AIMA Australia General Manager Michael Gallagher. “This improved outlook, around the globe and in Australia, has helped the […]

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Hedge funds finished 2015 up 2.42%

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Hedge funds finished last year up 2.42%, beating equities and bonds on an absolute and risk-adjusted basis, according to an analysis of performance data by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative body for alternative asset managers. AIMA said the analysis, based on returns reported to HedgeFund Intelligence (HFI) by funds with total assets under management (AUM) of […]

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AIMA welcomes proposed IMR legislation

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The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry association, has welcomed proposed changes to Australia’s Investment Manager Regime (IMR) legislation released by Treasury. Paul Chadwick, Chairman of AIMA Australia, said the proposed changes should help to unlock significant potential within the local investment sector and make Australia a more dynamic and vibrant hedge fund centre in Asia-Pacific. “We commend Treasury for […]

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Alternatives expert to chair AIMA Australia Education Committee

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The Alternative Investment Management Association’s (AIMA) Australian National Group has welcomed Craig Stanford, Ibbotson Associates Australia’s Head of Alternative Investments, as Education Committee Chair and Executive Committee Member. Michael Gallagher, General Manager of AIMA’s Australian National Group, said the appointment is key to extending the global hedge fund industry association’s education to the financial planning, accounting and SMSF channels. “We are thrilled that Craig […]

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AIMA Australia appoints new general manager

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The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has appointed former hedge fund manager Michael Gallagher as General Manager of its Australian National Group. Gallagher was chosen to fill the role previously held by Brett Ireland who has decided to focus solely on a full-time role elsewhere within the financial services industry. Gallagher has over twenty years experience in the finance industry […]

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