Call for entries for 2011 AIMA Canada Research Award

Deadline for submissions is December 31st

TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - AIMA Canada is calling for entries for the 2011 AIMA Canada Research Award.  The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2011. This prestigious award carries a $10,000 cash prize and is now in its seventh year.

The award recognizes outstanding Canadian research pertaining to any aspect of alternative investments. The award is open to academics, students and practitioners who are either residents of Canada or Canadian citizens living abroad. Topics may include, but are not limited to, investment strategy, regulation, trading, risk management, risk measurement and manager selection.

The winning entry will be eligible for publication in summary form in Canadian Investment Review

Eligible research must have been conducted either by Canadians or non-Canadians who were living in Canada when the research for their paper was conducted. Papers must include both the full version of the research no longer than 10,000 words and a summary version no longer than 2,500 words. Additionally, to be eligible, the final draft of the paper must have been completed within the current calendar year. Where a paper has multiple authors, each author must meet the eligibility requirements outlined above.

The Adjudication Panel will consist of academic members from business schools across Canada and from selected members of the AIMA Canada Education and Research Committee.  The panel will be managed by Paul Bates, Special Advisor to the President of McMaster University.

Papers must be submitted to AIMA Canada, no later than December 31, 2011. Papers can be submitted for other award competitions but cannot be submitted for publication elsewhere during the adjudication period. The winner(s) will be announced early in 2012.  Entries should be submitted to For further information, including past research and full contest details, please visit the AIMA-Canada website at

About the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)
AIMA is the hedge fund industry's global, not-for-profit trade association with over 1,250 corporate members (with over 5,500 individual contacts) in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Members include hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting firms, investors, fund administrators and independent fund directors. They all benefit from AIMA's active influence in policy development, its leadership in industry initiatives, including education and sound practice manuals and its excellent reputation with regulators.

AIMA Canada, a National Group of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) was formed in March 2003 to act as the voice of the alternative investment industry in Canada. AIMA Canada now has over 75 corporate members. Additional information on AIMA Canada is available at


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