AIMA Survey Identifies Key Ways That Managers Align With Investors, Including Alternative Fee Structures, Skin in the Game and Customized Investment Solutions

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) recently released a paper reviewing the nature of relationships between hedge fund managers and their investors. AIMA’s report explores a number of methods that managers are using to strengthen their relationships with investors, including by employing alternative fee structures, investing significant capital in their funds and offering customized investment solutions. This article examines these and other key takeaways from the report. For additional insight from AIMA, see “Basel III Raises Prime Brokerage Costs for Hedge Fund Managers” (Feb. 18, 2016); “Structures and Characteristics of Activist Alternative Investment Funds” (Mar. 12, 2015); and “Key Drivers of the Bifurcation of the Hedge Fund Industry Between Larger and Smaller Managers” (May 24, 2012).

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