Barak joins AIMA Membership: Alternative Investment Management Association
As 2016 nears its end, Barak Fund Management has signed an Agreement with the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) in order to align its compliancy structures with global alternative investment standards. This strategic decision was undertaken as Barak’s flagship Structured Trade Finance Fund has had a strong year of AUM growth and reporting requirements have become a core investor focus.
AIMA has been seen as the leading alternative asset manager’s industry benchmark for over 25 years in terms of reporting and compliance standards, and continues to provide an interactive and professional forum for its membership and act as a catalyst and promoter of the industry’s global development. Among this core objective, the Association aims to provide leadership to the alternative asset industry and be its pre-eminent voice, as well as to develop sound practices, enhance industry transparency and education, and to liaise with the wider financial community.
Barak will be looking to align a lot of its current reporting and compliance objectives and activities to the guiding frameworks that AIMA has produced in the industry since inception in 1990. Not only will this partnership provide a “stamp of approval” for Barak’s ongoing reporting material, but the company aims to be active in keeping in touch with the Associations continuous developments across its various interactions with alternative asset managers all over the globe.
AIMA’s corporate members are based in over 50 countries with a total membership of 1,700 (with over 11,000 individual contacts), with a particularly strong presence in Europe, North and South America, and Singapore. AIMA addresses the real issues effecting the industry’s development. Its focus on education, regulation, policy development and sound practices.
Barak looks forward to aligning its current activities and operations to those of the base that AIMA has built up over the years, and is excited that due to current fund growth, further advancements will be made in this field in the new year. AIMA has built an excellent reputation for its professionalism, high quality output and meaningful dialogue with policymakers around the world. Its role in this dynamic industry is substantial. It provides a unified voice for this large and growing industry.