About AIAM


In May 2015, the Association of Independent Asset Managers of Hong Kong (AIAM) was officially founded by six passionate practitioners who had been amongst those pioneering the concept of independence within the Wealth Management industry in Hong Kong.

We are a non-profit organization uniting a team of practitioners working as independent asset managers in HongKong. The time is right to create a structured voice and a community for all those who share the goal of offering high quality and unbiased financial advice to their clients.


Independent Asset Managers (IAMs) are senior finance professionals who operate outside of the traditional private banking space. Concentrating on private investors, IAMs play an important role in the strategic function of Wealth Management. Holding key client relationships, IAMs are relationship-focused, advisory-driven and solutions-based practitioners.

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The AIAM aims to be a representative body that would be able to assist the public and all interested parties to foster a better understanding of the Independent Asset Manager business model. It also champions the CFA Code of Ethics as an industry standard for the benefits of its members, industry practitioners, clients and regulatory authorities.

AIAM aims to:

  • Assist the public and the various stake holders to have a clear understanding of the unique business model of Independent Asset Managers;;
  • Establish, preserve and increase the reputation and professionalism of the IAMs in the region;
  • Strive to make an effective contribution to the protection of investors and the combating of unscrupulous business practices in the Wealth Management industry;;
  • Exchange best practices as well as share industry trends among the AIAM Members;
  • Network with other practitioners and service providers of the eco system locally and around the world;
  • Assist in consultation and advisory of potential parties who wish to set up an IAM business in Hong Kong;
  • Facilitate, pursue and cultivate the interests of the profession and to define the Code of Ethics & Best Practices which are considered to be exemplary and authoritative beyond the membership;
  • Act as a forum for open dialogue with the Securities and Futures Commission and other regulators in Hong Kong to represent the interests of the industry group.

AIAM was established to:

  • To be the unified voice to dialog with regulatory authorities and advocate for the needs of IAMs
  • To be the center of excellence allowing all people to learn and understand the Independent Asset Managers business model and how they can benefit from their services
  • To inform, educate and partner investors in their quest for suitable and high quality investment advice
  • To maintain and uphold Integrity, Ethics and the highest level of professional conduct are the cornerstones of the investment services offered and followed by its members
  • To represent the interests of the Independent Asset Managers and cultivate an effective communication with all other stake holders in the community including investors, financial institutions, service providers and the regulator


to the market with the support of an organized and recognized entity. All members have sufficient qualification in the field, a good reputation and have extensive expertise.


to the best IAM market practices and industry direction. Professional development opportunities are offered to AIAM members throughout the year.


to share, exchange and transfer knowledge, connections and skills amongst industry practitioners and external service providers.


and enhance the IAMs professional conduct and delivery to clients and the community. We are the unified voice to dialogue with regulatory authorities and advocate for the needs of IAMs.

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AIAM strives to champion best industry practices, professionalism and integrity of IAMs in Hong Kong. Supported by active members, AIAM equips IAM practitioners with business support, training development and networking to operate competently and thrive in today’s fast changing wealth management landscape.


Charles Cheng


Cyrill Arzner


David Benskin


Harmen Overdijk


Jessica Cutrera-Papadopoulos


Tariq Dennison




Alexander Florsheim