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Michael LeVar, CFA

Managing Director of Strategy & Manager Research

Michael J. LeVar, CFA, is the Managing Director of Strategy and Manager Research. He sets the strategic direction for portfolios with AIM’s strategy team and as a part of AIM’s senior investment team, supervises the research, sourcing, due diligence, and monitoring of investments across AIM’s investment strategies, with a focus on private credit and opportunistic credit investments. He has 28 years of investment industry experience.

Prior to joining AIM in 2011, Mr. LeVar worked for Mercer Investment Group. He came to Mercer through its acquisition of Hammond Associates in January 2011. At Hammond Associates, he was the Director of Hedge Funds and the Director of New Service Development. His role entailed portfolio management for several internal fund offerings, manager research and due diligence, and product structuring. Prior to joining Hammond, Mr. LeVar held portfolio management and due diligence positions with NIP, Alpha Plus Investment Management Company, and Mansur Capital Corporation. He began his career with Horton Investment Services, a boutique alternative investment firm, eventually rising to the position of Chief Investment Officer.

Mr. LeVar earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Quincy College in Quincy, Illinois, and his Masters of Science in Mathematics from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He is also a CFA charter holder.