The Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM), a forum for Asian American investment managers met and conducted business with plan sponsors, fund-of-funds and institutional investors, announced the agenda for its 2010 conference, Building Bridges: Capital Access, Asia, Government Policy today. The conference was held at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco on October 14-15, 2010.

Building Bridges brought together established names in the international investment community, respected investment professionals from Wall Street’s top financial institutions, principals from Washington, DC and governmental officials to share their success stories. The conference included panels featuring top limited partners and investors whose decisions and advice have the ability to move markets and trends.

“We are entering a new era of opportunity that will involve a high-level of collaboration between the US and Asia,”” said Brenda Chia, President, AAAIM. “Investment professionals who understand the environment and are ready to capitalize on the emerging global economy with a clear understanding of the opportunities as well as the challenges will be poised to create lasting impact.”

The program featured the Who’s Who in the Asian American financial community as presenters, speakers and honorees including: The Honorable John Chiang, California State Controller, The Honorable John Liu, New York City Comptroller, Christopher Ailman, Chief Investment Officer, CalSTRS, Joseph Dear, Chief Investment Officer, CalPERS, Larry Schloss, Chief Investment Officer, New York City Employees’ Retirement System, Lynda Choi, University of California, Office of the Treasurer of the Regents, Ta-lin Hsu of H&Q Asia Pacific, Benjamin Liou of The Getty Foundation, Yuelin Yang of IMC Corp Singapore, Ginger Lew of the National Economic Council and representatives from the Chinese Consulate and Singapore government. AAAIM will present Ambassador Linda Tsao Yang with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

About the Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM)

AAAIM was founded in 2006 to serve as a platform for Asian American investment managers to meet and conduct business with plan sponsors, fund-of-funds and institutional investors. We encourage institutional investors to diversify their pool of fund managers by introducing them to high-performing, qualified Asian American fund managers across all major asset classes such as hedge funds, fixed income, private equity, real estate, and venture. AAAIM encourages and fosters business ties among Asian-led and managed firms, and takes a deep interest in mentoring Asian American students who intend to create a career in finance. For more info, please go to