Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI) is the central advocacy association for the alternative investment industry sector in Germany. The BAI serves as a catalyst between institutional and professional German investors and recognized providers of alternative investment products worldwide. Particularly, one goal is to make it easier for institutional and professional German investors to more effectively diversify their financial assets into Alternative Investments, especially as many of those investors are responsible for safeguarding long-term retirement pensions. Another core task of the organization is to improve public awareness and enhance the understanding of asset classes and strategies in public. The BAI maintains an intense dialogue with political institutions as well as supervisory bodies. Furthermore, the BAI cooperates with various national and international organizations and industry associations. It advocates for legal reforms to design an attractive and competitive regulatory environment for Alternative Investments in Germany. At present, BAI counts 200 members from all areas of the professional alternative investments sector. www.bvai.de.