Partnership to provide AIMA members with access to the industry’s leading capital introduction network.

NEW YORK– 8th January 2021 — iConnections, the industry-leading community that seamlessly connects investment managers and allocators through a personalized, secure and information-rich platform, today announced that it has joined the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) as a Sponsoring Partner.

The strategic partnership will connect iConnections’ alternative investment management community of leading allocators and fund managers with AIMA’s members, who collectively manage more than $2 trillion in hedge fund and private credit assets, thus providing members of both organisations with the opportunity to access an invaluable network for capital introductions, industry resources and events.

Announcing this partnership Jack Inglis, CEO at AIMA, said: “Our industry has shown great resilience in the face of the current pandemic, and partnerships such as these deliver network effects that are critical to ensuring that our members can continue to facilitate global capital flows as well as generate returns for investors.”

Ron Biscardi, co-founder and CEO of iConnections, said: “iConnections is proud to be an AIMA sponsoring partner and work closely with this outstanding organization to help facilitate impactful engagement between world-class allocators and global fund managers. The partnership gives members of both organizations access to the best networking opportunities by connecting the iConnections community of leading managers and allocators with 2,000 corporate AIMA members in over 60 countries. At a time when the industry continues to adapt to Covid-19, we look forward to helping iConnections’ and AIMA’s members accelerate their networking and fundraising.”

The partnership will allow members of both organisations to benefit from iConnections’ and AIMA’s exclusive events, briefings and offers. AIMA allocator members will receive complimentary access to iConnections’ platform and Global Alternatives Virtual Conference from 21-29 January, while managers will receive discounted access. iConnections will also be hosting a virtual UK Fund Manager Briefing on 24 February for AIMA’s members.

About iConnections:

iConnections is a community that connects the investment management industry year-round. Our software platform seamlessly connects managers and allocators for virtual meetings, giving managers the ability to subscribe and share information with allocators who can efficiently select and meet managers all on one platform. The scalable technology powering iConnections can be used for bespoke events by managers, allocators and service providers. In an environment where physical events and meetings are no longer the norm, we’ve reimagined how the investment industry connects. Visit http://www.localhost:10008/ to learn more.

About AIMA:

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with around 2,000 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage more than $2 trillion in hedge fund and private credit assets. AIMA draws upon the expertise and diversity of its membership to provide leadership in industry initiatives such as advocacy, policy and regulatory engagement, educational programmes and sound practice guides. AIMA works to raise media and public awareness of the value of the industry. AIMA set up the Alternative Credit Council (ACC) to help firms focused in the private credit and direct lending space. The ACC currently represents over 170 members that manage $400bn of private credit assets globally. AIMA is committed to developing skills and education standards and is a co-founder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA) – the first and only specialised educational standard for alternative investment specialists. AIMA is governed by its Council (Board of Directors).


Rich Myers