AIMA, the global trade association representing the hedge fund and private credit industry, seeks to add a U.S. Associate Director, basedin New York, to engage and grow our expanding Americas membership.
The U.S. Associate Director will report to the Head of Americas and work closely with the U.S. Membership and Event Associate and Global Head of Membership to grow and engage the national membership.
The mandate is broad, but primary responsibilities include:
The objective is to grow the membership in the US thus contributing to meeting membership targets.
Respond to inbound interest in AIMA membership
Identify key membership prospects and follow up on insights from marketing campaigns
Call/meet with prospective members on a regular basis and manage sales pipeline
Attend industry networking events and internal and external conferences on behalf of AIMA.
Call/meet with existing members on a regular basis to provide updates on the association’s work and understand their key priorities
Support U.S. peer groups
Manage annual renewal process with the aim of meeting renewals targets in the region.
Event and digital content:
Contribute to regular series of ongoing practical webinars and roundtables
Identify ways for members to engage in AIMA’s content.
All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
The successful individual will demonstrate most of, if not all, of the following:
Sales instinct matched with strong account management skills
Experience in hedge fund and/or private credit industry and desire to grow this knowledge. Have the ability and interest to learn new, often technical, subject areas including investment, regulatory, compliance, and operational topics
Strong writer and confident presenter
Ability to juggle multiple projects and short and long-term deadlines
Willingness to travel (post-COVID) for events and meetings as needed
Comfortable working with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
Be self-motivated, confident and possess a strong work ethic
Flexibility to pitch-in as needed as part of a small, collaborative team
The ability to work under pressure and to represent AIMA professionally and positively.
A bachelor’s degree and eligibility to work in the United States are required. A CAIA certification is also a preferred qualification. This is an excellent opportunity for professional with 5-10 years industry experience to take the next step in his or her career in a relationship-driven and impactful role at an international organization with an excellent reputation globally.
The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with around 2,000 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage more than $2 trillion in hedge fund and private credit assets.
AIMA draws upon the expertise and diversity of its membership to provide leadership in industry initiatives such as advocacy, policy and regulatory engagement, educational programmes and sound practice guides. AIMA works to raise media and public awareness of the value of the industry.
AIMA set up the Alternative Credit Council (ACC) to help firms focused in the private credit and direct lending space. The ACC currently represents over 170 members that manage $400 billion of private credit assets globally.
AIMA is committed to developing skills and education standards and is a co-founder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA) – the first and only specialised educational standard for alternative investment specialists. AIMA is governed by its Council (Board of Directors).