Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Finnish asset manager AIM Capital has announced the expansion of its alternative investment capabilities with the appointment of Kristian Laitinen as a Portfolio Manager. Laitinen joins AIM Capital from OP Bank, where he worked in various executive roles.
“We are excited to add Kristian to our growing investment team,” says Miikka Hautamaki (pictured), CEO and Managing Partner of AIM Capital. “Kristian joining the firm is an important next step in accelerating our growth strategy as the market opportunity for alternatives continues to grow and evolve,” he continues. “Kristian has extensive experience that will help to create long-term value for clients.”
“Kristian joining the firm is an important next step in accelerating our growth strategy as the market opportunity for alternatives continues to grow and evolve.”
“I am excited to join AIM Capital as the company has a strong long-term track-record and a state-of-the-art investment capabilities,” Kristian Laitinen comments on joining Helsinki-based AIM Capital. “I believe the shifts in monetary policy and in inflationary regime provide a favorable backdrop for our investment strategies.”
“I am excited to join AIM Capital as the company has a strong long-term track-record and a state-of-the-art investment capabilities.”
AIM Capital manages two funds of funds, including one of the Nordic region’s best-performing funds of hedge funds in recent years, and bespoke advisory mandates for institutional investors. AIM Diversified Strategies has been awarded second place in the “Best Nordic Fund of Hedge Funds” category at the Nordic Hedge Award for a third consecutive year. The fund of hedge funds primarily invests in alternative strategies run by hedge fund giants such as Citadel Advisors, D.E. Shaw & Co., and Two Sigma Advisers.
AIM Diversified Strategies advanced 8.7 percent in 2021, its best year since launching in the second half of 2009, and advanced an additional 8.1 percent in the first four months of 2022. Up 15.3 percent over the past 12 months, the fund is enjoying its best 12-month rolling return since inception.