AIMA Forms Global Investor Board
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: December 20, 2021
In what it says is a move to further strengthen its engagement with the investor community and its growing allocator membership, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has created a new Global Investor Board (GIB).
The board, which comprises of senior leaders at global institutional investors (representing interests in public and private markets), will provide oversight to AIMA’s investor outreach, advancing industry sound practices and education for the alternative investment industry.
The board will be chaired by Eduard van Gelderen, CIO, PSP Investments and the founding members will invite new directors to join in the early part of 2022, AIMA says.
The mission of the GIB is to be an advisory body to channel the ideas of the allocator community back to alternative asset managers industry participants so that they can continue to evolve and meet the changing needs of investors. Initial topics of priority identified by the GIB include: ESG (including DE&I) integration; overcoming the challenges of in-person/virtual meetings in a pandemic-constrained environment; strategic relationships between GPs & LPs and the role of alternatives in a total fund portfolio.
“AIMA continues to collaborate with investors towards the ultimate goal of achieving mutually beneficial alignment of interests with alternative investment fund managers,” says van Gelderen. “I welcome the creation of this new global investor board and I look forward to serving with my fellow board members to advance industry sound practices and education on the alternative investment industry.”
AIMA’s CEO Jack Inglis, adds, “I am delighted to have such a stellar group of global institutional investors be the founding members of this new important industry initiative. AIMA looks forward to working with the distinguished members of this group supporting our advocacy and educational efforts for the benefit of the alternative investment industry.”