Created by industry professionals, for industry professionals.

The Alliance of Alternative Asset Professionals (TAAAPs) is a nonprofit organization that provides an educational and networking platform for the alternative asset industry.  Launched in 2009, TAAAPs was co-founded by Paul Marino, Matt Kosara, and Dennis Schall.  Membership in the association includes investors, hedge fund, private equity and venture capital funds, investment bankers, family offices, and service providers including accountants, attorneys, marketers, administrators, custodians, auditors, risk managers, technologists and third party marketers.

The association aims to keep members alert to industry developments, from regulation, administration, and operations to the changing economy and advances in investment strategies.  Members are supported with industry educational events, published articles, newsletters and access to industry professionals.

Our Mission

Provide (i) real time insight into current market conditions in the financial services industry; (ii) a forum for well qualified and experienced professionals to engage in discourse on the industry, trends and future development; and (iii) education on the regulatory environment, policy changes that impact financial services professionals in the alternative asset space.



TAAAPs Leadership Team

Paul Marino
TAAAPs President

Lance Baraker
TAAAPs Vice President

Matt Kosara
TAAAPs Executive Secretary

Dennis Schall
TAAAPs Treasurer

Meet the TAAAPs Executive Board



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