An investors alliance.
AAAIM is an alliance of prominent, successful Asian American leaders.
AAAIM is an alliance of prominent, successful Asian American leaders. AAAIM serves as a conduit between Asian American investment professionals and institutional investors.
Founded in 2006, The Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in the field of investment management. Challenged with a lack of diverse executive leadership, AAAIM supports those trying to grow their careers by providing a forum for professionals in the industry to meet, network and create business opportunities.
Today, AAAIM is recognized as the national voice of AAPI investment managers and the only national organization with a database of AAPI investment managers. Our expansive network of seasoned and rising investment managers handle $100 billion in assets under management and continues to grow as we further engage more people and raise awareness of our organization as a conduit that brings together industry leaders to meet, learn about current trends and issues from experts, and gain access to national and international institutional investors.
AAAIM’s efforts center around three major pillars :
Supporting Asian American leaders in their firms as they climb the corporate ladder.
Engage and support investment managers who choose an entrepreneurial path and focus on starting their own firms
Help young professionals advance their career by introducing them to peers and potential mentors
Grace Reyes is the President of the Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM), an organization with over 1,600 investment managers that have over $100B AUM and a strategic partner of the largest public pension plans in the US. Reporting to the Board of Directors, she is responsible for the overall strategic and operational planning and execution for AAAIM. It is her personal mission as well as professional mission to promote diversity and gender balance in the investment management industry.
With over 10 years' work experience, Ms. Reyes was most recently in the corporate and business development team at Switchfly, a travel firm reporting to the Executive suite. As the first hire of the team, she built international relationships with influential industry leaders and opportunities with some of the top internet and travel tech firms for the company. Prior to that, Ms. Reyes established and honed relationships with prominent investors when she spearheaded the investor relations and fundraising efforts at The Reliant Group, a private equity firm where she also reported to the Executive suite.
Ms. Reyes was named globally as one of the Top 35 Under 35 Rising Stars by Phocuswright as well as one of ten Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Scholars in 2015. She is the Founder and Co-Host of goodtimesSF, San Francisco's largest investment networking happy hour. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a Computer Specialization from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Growth from Failure Podcast
Listen to a sneak peak of Yinh Hinh's Growth from Failure Podcast featuring Grace which includes her personal and professional journey and future of goals of AAAIM.
Board of Directors
AAAIM serves as a conduit between large sources of capital and the talent, experience and skills of Asian American investment professionals.
Honorary Advisory Board
Ginger Lew | Managing Director - Cube Hydro Partners
Honorary Board Chair
David Fann | President & CEO, TorreyCove Capital Partners
Dr. Ta-lin Hsu | Chairman, H&Q Asia Pacific
Dr. Ta-lin Hsu is Founder and Chairman of H&Q Asia Pacific and has been investing in Asia for over 22 years.
The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta | Former Secretary of Commerce and Secretary of Transportation of the United States
Secretary Norman Y. Mineta is Vice-Chairman of Hill & Knowlton, a worldwide communications.
Roger J. Sit | Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Global Chief Investment Officer at Sit Investment Associates, Inc.
Maeley L. Tom | Board Chair Emeritus
Ambassador Linda Tsao Yang | Director, Pacific Pension Institute
Ambassador Yang chairs the Asian Corporate Governance Association based in Hong Kong.
Sanjiv K. Shah
Limited Partners Committee
Tony J. Lee
Emerging Leaders Initiative
Committee Vice Co-Chair
Committee Vice Co-Chair
CAIA Exam Scholarship
AAAIM is proud to launch a new scholarship program this year. A member will be chosen to receive a grant for the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association Exam in September 2019.