Haymarket Financial Media9th Annual Asian Investment Summit, 21-22 May 2014, Hong Kong

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS

AIMA

Founded in 1990, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global hedge fund association. We represent all practitioners in the alternative investment management industry – including hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime brokers, investors, legal and accounting firms, fund administrators and independent fund directors. 
 
Our membership is corporate and comprises over 1,300 firms (with more than 6,000 individual contacts) in more than 50 countries. They all benefit from our active influence in policy development, our leadership in industry initiatives and our outstanding reputation with regulators.
 
For further information please visit AIMA’s website, www.aima.org or contact the Hong Kong Branch Managing Director, Heide Blunt at hblunt@aima.org.




ASIFMA

ASIFMA
is an independent, regional trade association with over 60 member firms comprising a diverse range of leading institutions from banks and asset managers to law firms and market infrastructure service providers. Together, we harness the shared interests of the financial industry to broaden and deepen capital markets in Asia.  ASIFMA advocates stable, competitive and efficient Asian capital markets that are necessary to support the region’s economic growth.  We drive consensus, advocate solutions and effect change around key issues through the collective strength and clarity of one industry voice.  Our many initiatives include consultations with regulators and exchanges, development of uniform industry standards, advocacy for enhanced markets through policy papers, and lowering the cost of doing business in the region.  Through the GFMA alliance with SIFMA in the United States and AFME in Europe, ASIFMA also provides insights on global best practices and standards to benefit the region. 
 
For more information, visit www.asifma.org.



CFA Institute

SHAPING AN INVESTMENT INDUSTRY THAT SERVES THE GREATER GOOD

CFA Institute is a global community of more than 120,000 investment professionals working to build an investment industry where investors’ interests come first, financial markets function at their best, and economies grow. We are driven by the belief that lasting economic growth depends on trust, competence, and transparency in financial markets, and we know that it must be led by professionals adhering to the highest levels of ethics and investment expertise.

We achieve these goals by: raising standards of professional excellence in the industry; championing ethical behavior in investment markets; serving as a respected source of knowledge in investment markets; and creating a strong global community of investment professionals. In short, we are here to lead, support, and connect all those who want to create a better investment industry.

The Future of Finance Project:

Led by CFA Institute, the Future of Finance project is a long-term global effort to shape a trustworthy, forward-thinking financial industry that better serves society. The project aims to provide the tools to motivate and empower the world of finance to commit to fairness, improved understanding, and personal integrity.
For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org

For more information, please visit www.cfainstitute.org.



Hedge Fund Association
 

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA) is a global non-profit organization supported by member hedge funds, investors and service providers.
 
The HFA seeks to educate the public, media and government about hedge funds to foster understanding and cooperation.
 
The HFA is organized into regional chapters across the US, Asia, Australia, Latin American, Cayman Island and UK, which hold educational symposiums and networking events for members.
 
HFA members include hedge funds, financial institutions, broker-dealers and investors, such as funds of funds, family offices, pension funds, endowments and foundations, high net worth individuals.
 
For more information, please visit thehfa.org.
 



The Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (“HKIFA”) is a non-profit-making organization that represents the asset management industry in Hong Kong.  We have two major roles, namely consultation and education.  On consultation, we work closely with the authorities to relay the views of our members on issues that have implications for the asset management industry.  On education, we spearhead initiatives to enable Hong Kong people to understand more about the risk/return characteristics of mutual funds; and to use them effectively for retirement investment and other financial planning purposes.  We have 59 fund management companies as full/overseas members.  They manage about 1,220 SFC-authorized funds as at the end of November 2013, involving total assets of over US$995 billion.  In addition, we have 72 affiliate and associate members.

For more information, visit www.hkifa.org.hk.
 


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