Certified Alternative Investment Manager (AIM)

In Association With: 

The Certified Alternative Investment Manager (AIM)  is an industry recognized standard for professionals advising Alternative Investments. AIM certification is jointly offered by the Association of International Wealth Management of India (AIWMI) & National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM).

Indian Association of Alternative Investment Funds (IAAIF) – a representative and advocacy body for the Alternative Investment industry in India is the Knowledge Partner for the AIM certification. IAAIF has developed this certification based on rigorous academic research and on extensive discussions with Regulators, Industry Practitioners, Clients and prominent thought leaders.

The purpose of this certification is to explore the world of alternative investments, such as hedge funds, private equity / venture capital funds, real estate, and commodities either directly or through funds of funds. The certification has been developed based on rigorous academic research and on extensive discussions with industry practitioners. The certification addresses the need for qualified professionals in the context of the distinctive characteristics of alternative investment versus other financial products.


  • Rich Investment Management Content
  • Job Opportunities
  • Practical Knowledge
  • One-On-One Access
  • Global Analytical Models
  • Market Savvy Nature of the Certification
  • Access to in-depth market reports
  • Rigor
  • Differentiation
  • Ethics
  • Multiple Perspectives

Course Structure & Fee

Fee Amount (Rs)
Registration (Valid for 5 years) Rs. 47,200

Fee mentioned is inclusive of GST.

Reference Book

The Suggested/Recommended reference book for this course is “Alternative Investments: Instruments, Performance, Benchmarks and Strategies, H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, ISBN: 978-1-118-24112-7, Paperback. The study material is included as part of your registration fees and are also available on leading bookstores and online portals.

Exam Details

AIWMI offers the examination across 5000+ Pearson VUE computer testing centers in 180 countries worldwide. Candidates can schedule exam after paying exam fees on any working day on any of the above centres.


No. Of Exam/s Exam Type Duration Passing % Negative Marking Calculator Allowed Exam Fees ( In India) International Exam Fees
1 120 Multiple Choice Questions 3 hours 60 No Scientific and financial calculators are permitted INR 3,540 ~ USD 50 USD 100