Strong Investment Team
Interests Are Aligned
|For the "Typical Loan Characteristics" table please use the following rows:|
|Average Term||12-18 Months, with option to renew|
|Structure||Senior Secured Convertible Loan|
|Typical Loan Size||$1mm-$15mm|
Jay Bala, CFA is the CEO, Co-Founder and Senior Portfolio Manager of AIP Asset Management. Jay previously worked as an Associate Portfolio Manager with Kingsmont Investment Management and Third Eye Capital as an Investment Analyst. Jay holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and is a CFA charter holder. In 2014, Jay was a nominee for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Alex Kanayev, MBA, CPA, ICD.D, CIM is a co-founder & Chairman of AIP Asset Management and a Member of the Advisory Board. He sits on the board of several companies and is Managing Partner at AIP Private Capital. Previously, he worked as Senior Vice President at Third Eye Capital and was Portfolio Manager at BMO Financial Group. Alex received his MBA from Schulich School of Business at York University and is a CPA charter holder and has an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. In 2014, Alex was a nominee for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Karl Lohwater, JD, LLM (Taxation) is the CCO of AIP Asset Management. Previously, Karl was General Counsel of two of the world’s largest actuarial and human resources consulting firms, Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson) and Buck Consultants (now Buck Global). He was also the President, CCO, and Financial and Operations Principal of broker-dealer subsidiaries of Mellon Financial Corporation (now Bank of New York Mellon). Karl received his J.D. from Columbia University Law School and LLM (Taxation) from New York University Law School.
Karim Mecklai is the Vice President of business development at AIP Asset Management. Previously, Karim worked at Portfolio Strategies Securities Inc. (PSSI), B2B Bank, Beacon Wealth Management, Dundee Wealth and Assante Wealth Management. During his time at Assante, Karim was registered as a Regional Vice President (RVP) for Central Canada region. Karim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of British Columbia.
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