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During this time of uncertainty and volatility, AAAIM’s mission continues. In fact, our work is more vital today than ever as we support all diverse communities through professional development, coalition building and empowerment. At AAAIM, we are redoubling our efforts to educate, connect, and build our diverse network of investment professionals in order to serve as a catalyst for broad economic growth in our country for years to come.
Research findings, both in this study and work from other academics, continue to suggest the existence of large gaps in representation throughout the asset management industry.
Prof. Josh Lerner, Bella Private Markets
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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...
Announcing Avante Capital Partners as an AAAIM Partner
Avante Capital Partners is the largest women-owned private credit and structured equity fund. The firm, which is headquartered in Los Angeles, was founded over a decade ago to build a top performing manager that looked and acted very differently than the rest of the...
AAAIM Endorses more Transparency and Enhanced D&I Data Collection Efforts
AAAIM was asked to submit its perspectives to the Housing Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion regarding several bills focused on mandating data reporting and providing expanded opportunities to underrepresented communities in the investment...
Harvard Business School Board of Directors Diversity Initiative- Interview with Gordon Liao
Recently, Jim Park, CEO of AAAIM, caught up with Gordon Liao, Vice Chair and head of Emerging Leaders Initiative at AAAIM, about his views on leadership challenges for our community and preparing our next generation of AAPIs to fully breakdown the bamboo ceiling. The...
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