AIMA/PwC Global Distribution Survey launched

Posted: 11/05/2015

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are working together to conduct a comprehensive, global survey on the global distribution challenges and opportunities facing the managers of alternative funds in the coming years.

While there have been any number of workshops and presentations on how/where to market alternative funds and how to work through specific local regulations, there has generally been a great deal of opacity about how and where alternative fund managers raise money, the challenges they face, the differences in servicing different investor types, and so on.

The survey aims to gain a better understanding about how the industry raises assets, and distributes and sells their funds globally.

With the advent of AIFMD, the JOBS Act, the rapidly growing liquid alternatives segment and a closer focus on private placement rules, the AIMA and PwC believe it is particularly timely to bring some insights to the industry on this subject, and anticipate that the findings may be helpful in an on-going engagement with regulators and policymakers.

They anticipate that the report on the results of this survey will provide information on, among other things:
• Which countries managers have historically focused on and how that has or will change in in light of regulatory developments such as the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive;
• Trends in the types investors that managers are focusing on;
• The types of products investors are seeking; and
* Trends in where new funds are most likely to be established.

The survey can be completed here. It will remain open until 15 June 2015.

The final report using these survey results will be released in Autumn 2015. The information provided will be used for analysis purposes only and no responses will be attributed to individuals without specific consent. All responses will be looked at in strict confidence, with the results made available in aggregate, anonymous form only.

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