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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.


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AAAIM Launches Research on AAPI Women in Financial Services

AAAIM is shedding light on the experiences of Asian American women in hiring, retention and promotion, and exploring topics of bias and discrimination in investment management for our latest research. Results and analysis of the survey will be published in the Summer, expanding upon our 2021 AAAIM report detailing the unconscious biases that stall AAPI advancement. The survey is sponsored by Backstop Solutions Group, whose mission is to help the institutional investment industry use time to its fullest potential.

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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AAPI Investment Managers

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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.

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

News & Research

Majority of Asian American Investment Managers Continue to Face Discrimination and Biases, According to AAAIM Survey

65% of survey respondents say that structural racism has been a moderate or serious problem in their careers September 14 (San Francisco, California): The Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM) today released its new report: “Good Workers – Not...

AAAIM High Emerging Leaders in Investment (ELI) Podcast Celebrates Its Silver Anniversary!

CEO, Jim Park interviews AAAIM High ELI podcast creator, host, and Board Member, Johnny Wu   Question - Johnny, Congrats on your 25th AAAIM High Podcast! What has been the most rewarding part of hosting this podcast? Johnny: I've been an avid podcast listener for...

SEC’s Asset Management Advisory Committee’s Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee Makes Significant Transparency Recommendations

AAAIM Co-Chair Brenda Chia serves on the subcommittee and has pushed for greater transparency in the industry and greater AAPI participation. Both Brenda Chia and Clayton Jue, members of AAAIM's Executive Board, have testified in series of hearings held by the SEC in...

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