Proposal mutual fund

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The Company AIM Funds is one of the nation's largest and most successful mutual fund companies. Over the years, such funds as AIM Weingarten Fund, AIM Constellation Fund, and AIM Value Fund have become household words for millions of investors. AIM funds are sold through financial advisors as a reflection of the company's belief that investors can benefit significantly from having the advice and guidance of a professional who can create investment plans to meet the individual needs of their clients.

As a member of the $357 billion AMVESCAP Group, AIM offers more than 50 mutual funds, multiple investment management styles, a broadened product range, and a variety of investment services. Managing global portfolios successfully requires insight into the intricacies of different markets, cultures, and financial systems, and AIM has access to more than 80 experienced portfolio managers and more than 100 analysts across the globe. In a rapidly expanding global marketplace, AIM is committed to making its management expertise and products available worldwide.

Company Background Chairman Charles T. Bauer, President and CEO Robert H. Graham, and Director of Investments Gary T. Crum, all of whom remain active in the day-to-day management of the company, founded AIM on a dream and a vision. When AIM started out in 1976, the company had only a table, two chairs, and a telephone. The Houston-based company now has more than $160 billion in assets under management and more than 2,200 employees.

AIM's foundation was built on innovative money-market and fixed-income products. In 1977, the company introduced the first underwritten high-yield bond fund. Three years later, AIM launched the first low-cost institutional money-market fund. Today, The AIM Family of Funds® offers a full, diversified line of retail mutual funds and investment products for investors at all levels of risk tolerance.

AIM also serves many of the...