Partnerships & Associations

 

Battea – Class Action Services is pleased to be affiliated with these organizations.

Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)

AIMA Canada, a national group of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) in Canada, was formed in March 2003 to act as the voice of Canada’s alternative investment industry. AIMA is a not-for-profit international educational and research body that represents practitioners in hedge fund, futures fund and currency fund management—whether managing money or providing a service such as prime brokerage, administration, and legal or accounting tasks. AIMA’s global membership is comprised of over 1,350 corporate members throughout 47 countries, including many leading investment managers, professional advisers and institutional investors.

AIMA aims to provide an interactive and professional forum for its membership and act as a catalyst for the industry’s future development; to provide leadership to the industry and be its pre-eminent voice; to develop sound practices, enhance industry transparency and education; and to liaise with the wider financial community, institutional investors, the media, regulators, governments and other policy makers.

Council for Institutional Investors

The Council of Institutional Investors (CII) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association of corporate, public and union employee benefit funds and endowments with a focused policy mission: to be the leading voice for effective corporate governance practices for U.S. companies and strong shareowner rights and protections. CII has more than 120 General Members with combined assets that exceed $3 trillion. In addition, our Associate Members include more than 50 asset management firms that manage assets in excess of $20 trillion.

The Connecticut Hedge Fund Association

The Connecticut Hedge Fund Association (CTHFA) is a leading not-for-profit trade association dedicated to promoting the industry’s growth locally and globally. Based in Fairfield County, Connecticut, the “hedge fund capital of the world,” the CTHFA represents some of the largest hedge funds in the world and attracts hundreds of industry professionals to its highly rated conferences and events each year. CTHFA hosts a series of education, networking and charitable events throughout the year and produces the Global Alpha Forum, an investment management and economic conference that seeks to bring the spirit of Davos to Connecticut each year.

The CTHFA also fosters a sense of responsibility within our community by developing several philanthropic initiatives with our members each year.

The CTHFA’s mission is to promote a favorable business climate for hedge funds operating within Connecticut and to provide networking and educational forums for our members and invited guests. The CTHFA has quickly become the leading forum for hedge fund industry professionals to share ideas and find solutions to improve our industry in Connecticut, as well as globally.

EzeCastle Integration

Eze Castle Integration is the leading provider of technology, consulting and IT services to the investment industry. The company’s products and services include technology consulting, outsourced iT support, private cloud services, project and technology management, professional services, telecommunications, business continuity planning and disaster recovery, archiving, storage, colocation and internet service. Eze Castle Integration is headquartered in Boston and has offices in Chicago, Dallas, Geneva, London, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, Singapore and Stamford.

The Hedge Fund Association

The Hedge Fund Association is an International not-for-profit industry trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization devoted to advancing transparency, development and trust in alternative investments.

HFA members includes hedge fund firms and global financial institutions with hedge fund offerings, including private banks, asset management firms, and broker dealers; investors, including funds of hedge funds, family offices, public and private pension funds, endowments and foundations, high-net-worth individuals, and allocators; and service providers, including prime brokers, administrators, custodians, auditors, lawyers, risk managers, technologists, and third-party marketers.

Hedge Funds Care

Hedge Funds Care is an international charity, supported largely by the hedge fund industry, whose sole mission is preventing and treating child abuse. It has two goals:

  • To raise as much money as possible to fund the programs for prevention and treatment.
  • To showcase the philanthropy of the hedge fund industry.

This mission is accomplished by raising money and granting it to child welfare organizations throughout the United States, Canada, the Cayman Islands, and the United Kingdom. Hedge Funds Care is the only grant-making public charity that focuses exclusively on funding this cause. It fosters:

  • education to enhance awareness and understanding of abuse and neglect for children, parents, and professionals in the community
  • prevention services to at-risk children and families
  • interventions for children who have been physically or sexually abused and support services to non-offending family members
  • research on best practices in child welfare
  • advocacy to improve child welfare
  • training to equip paraprofessionals and professionals to provide child abuse prevention and treatment services.

The Managed Funds Association

The Managed Funds Association (MFA) represents the global alternative investment industry and its investors by advocating for sound industry practices and public policies that foster efficient, transparent, and fair capital markets. MFA, based in Washington, DC, is an advocacy, education, and communications organization established to enable hedge funds and managed futures firms in the alternative investment industry to participate in public policy discourse, share best practices and learn from peers, and communicate the industry’s contributions to the global economy. MFA members help pension plans, university endowments, charitable organizations, qualified individuals, and other institutional investors to diversify their investments, manage risk, and generate attractive returns.

National Association of State Treasurers

The National Association of State Treasurers seeks to provide advocacy and support that enables member states to pursue and administer sound financial policies and programs benefiting the citizens of the nation.  Membership is comprised of all state treasurers or state finance officials with comparable responsibilities from the United States, its commonwealths, territories, and the District of Columbia. The private sector is represented through the Corporate Affiliate Program that was established to build professional relationships and foster cooperation between the public and private sectors.  The association serves its members through educational conferences and webinars, a variety of working groups, policy advocacy and publications that provide information about developments in public finance.

National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) is the largest trade association for public sector pension funds, representing more than 500 funds throughout the United States and Canada. It is a unique non-profit network of trustees, administrators, public officials and investment professionals who collectively manage nearly $3.7 trillion in pension assets held in trust for approximately 21 million public employees and retirees — including firefighters, law enforcement officers, teachers, and other public servants.

The National Investment Company Service Association

The National Investment Company Service Association (NICSA) is the leading provider of independent education and networking forums to professionals in the global investment management community. It is a network of nearly 10,000 business professionals from the investment management industry and the firms that support the it, including mutual fund complexes, investment management companies, custodian banks, transfer agents and independent providers of specialized products and services. The Association consists of about 250 corporate member firms with over 600 member offices operating in major financial centers around the world.

The New York Hedge Fund Roundtable

The Roundtable is a non-profit organization committed to promoting education and best practices in the hedge fund industry. The membership is comprised of investors, investment managers and other industry professionals who meet regularly to share insights and connect with like-minded colleagues. The Roundtable hosts events featuring a wide range of thought-provoking speakers, which provide its members the opportunity to garner useful information and exchange ideas. The Roundtable’s goal is to create a forum for thought leadership where professionals can enhance their skills and network with others committed to advancing the industry along the highest ethical standards.

The Texas Hedge Fund Association

The Texas Hedge Fund Association (THFA) is a US-based association of hedge fund industry participants and other interested parties. The THFA is a regional trade association that represents the hedge fund industry throughout the state of Texas and surrounding states. Its membership is composed primarily of hedge fund managers and investment advisers, high-net-worth investors, institutional investors (pension funds, foundations, banks), fund of funds and industry service providers, such as administrators, auditors and accountants, attorneys, third-party marketers and others.

The primary objectives of the Texas Hedge Fund Association (THFA) are to (1) promote the understanding of the hedge fund industry and dialogue between the regional members of the investment community, through education and communication, and (2) encourage the maintenance of industry standards and professionalism to further enhance the growth of the industry.

100 Women in Hedge Funds

Founded in 2001, 100 Women in Hedge Funds is a global association of more than 10,000 professional women. Through the volunteer efforts led by its members, the group makes a difference in its industry and community with unique educational programming, professional leverage initiatives and philanthropy.