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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.
Opening Doors of Opportunity for
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.
Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Examining the Intersectionality of Being an AAPI Woman in Financial Services
As a follow up to our widely covered “Good Workers – Not Leaders” study, AAAIM and Backstop Solutions now tackle the unique challenges facing AAPI women in investment industry. This year’s survey and research looked at the “double bind” facing many AAPI women who must navigate both the bamboo and glass ceilings simultaneously. A majority of AAPI women surveyed indicate that the combination of these gender and racial biases have had a material impact on their professional growth and upward mobility in their career.
Good Workers — Not Leaders: Unconscious Biases That Stall AAPI Advancement
For many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, what some have called the “bamboo ceiling” is a daily obstacle. It manifests itself in regular microaggressions — co-workers who always confuse Asian Americans on staff because they “look alike” or a manager who expects an AAPI professional to play the role of “model minority,” stereotypically shy or demure.
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