Analyst, Sound Practices and Asset Management Regulation

United Kingdom, London


AIMA seeks an Analyst – Sound Practices and Asset Management Regulation for its Government and Regulatory Affairs (GRA) Department.


£20,000 – £35,000 (salary dependent on experience); hours can be flexible for successful candidates in advanced degree programmes


AIMA, a global trade association representing the hedge fund industry, seeks a university graduate to assist in the development and maintenance of a library of sound practice guides, due diligence questionnaires and other guidance and to assist its busy Asset Management Regulation team. The successful candidate will be able to display excellent writing, organisational and time management skills. A good knowledge of how hedge funds operate in the EU and/or the US as well as a solid working knowledge of financial services regulatory requirements would be helpful but are not required. However, enthusiasm and a keenness to learn more about how hedge funds operate and the regulatory requirements applicable to them are essential. A financial services, legal, compliance or other relevant industry or trade body background and/or experience within a governmental or similar agency will be a plus.


The role includes: assisting in the organisation and running specialist committees and working groups to handle specific projects and initiatives in relation to sound practices, guidance, and due diligence questionnaire, asset management regulation policy and regulatory proposals, as well as other matters of interest to members; managing the development and publication of several large documents simultaneously; reporting to the Head of Asset Management Regulation and Sound Practices and generally assisting him/her and the departmental Managing Director/Director in their day-to-day roles; assisting/collaborating with colleagues from AIMA’s other departments; responding promptly to members’ queries and requests in relation to relevant projects; keeping members up to date with the association’s publications and the global regulatory and industry environment in which it operates; attending events and networking with members and industry participants; and liaising with AIMA’s offices globally and with members acting locally in different jurisdictions and, when necessary, travelling in connection with the above work.


Required skills and experience for this position include: 

  • minimum University degree with a 2:1, and preference for degrees in law, economics or politics;
  • proven experience and ability to operate with a high level of autonomy and initiative;
  • excellent writing and editing skills in English;
  • very good organisational and project management skills;
  • good research skills;
  • the ability to communicate effectively with both regulatory representatives and members;
  • the ability to absorb and organise substantial amounts of both general and detailed information and to disseminate and ‘distil’ it in a manner readily accessible to AIMA members and in good English;
  • attention to detail, diligence, accuracy and thoroughness in the written and spoken word;
  • the ability to adapt to and fit in with AIMA culture;
  • a ‘can do’ attitude – including a willingness to tackle a broad range of work and to work enthusiastically and happily within a small team in a small office; and
  • the ability to work under pressure and to represent AIMA professionally and positively, both internally and externally.

Eligibility to work in the United Kingdom is required.

How to Apply

lease call for further information and/or forward your CV:

Jennifer Wood – Director, Head of Asset Management Regulation and Sound Practices

The Alternative Investment Management Association Limited (AIMA) 
167 Fleet Street
London EC4A 2EA


Tel +44 (0)20 7822 8380

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