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The Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM) is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in the investment management industry, serving as a powerful voice for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Our goal is to elevate underrepresented groups through education, networking, and empowerment.

Help Us Break the Bamboo Ceiling!

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are well represented within the top business schools, which has helped the community get our foot in the door of the institutional investment industry.  Despite the strong representation at the entry levels, a disproportionately low number of AAPI advance to senior positions. This groundbreaking study will help shed new light on upward mobility challenges of AAPI community and will inform AAAIM’s educational efforts to help train and mentor future leaders in our industry.


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Asian-Americans Manage Less than 1% of Capital in the Asset Management Industry Despite Solid Performance, Study Finds

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entrepreneurial spirit of
AAPI Emerging Leaders

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AAPI Investment Managers

of the total U.S. population are AAPI, and the fastest-growing of any other racial group.

of firms are owned by AAPI.

of AUM is held by AAPI owned firms.

AAPI-sponsored funds perform better than or equal to non-AAPI owned funds.

I believe lifting up AAPI community and embracing our spirit of entrepreneurship will elevate our society and strengthen the asset management field.

Sanjiv K. Shah
Board Co-Chair

AAPI community has come a long way but our journey for full economic inclusion is yet to be achieved.

Brenda Chia
Board Co-Chair

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2021 Emerging Leaders Cohort Launched to Support High Potential Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) Excel in the Investment Industry

San Francisco — April 15, 2021— The Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM) is proud to announce our first ever Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI) Cohort, launching in New York City this year, with cohorts in other markets to follow. Our research...

Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders Face ‘Bamboo Ceiling’ in Money Management

In this broader conversation around diversity and inclusion, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, or AAPIs, are at risk of being left behind because myths of the "model minority" persist. While the recent escalation of heinous hate crimes against the AAPI community...

AAAIM Welcomes Kabouter Management, LLC 2021 Partnership

San Francisco — April 1, 2021— As the Chief Operating Officer of a Latino-owned firm based in Chicago, diversity, equity, and inclusion have been central to the firm's values and ethos since its inception. With 69% of our team members represented by minorities and...

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