About CAIA

The CAIA Association is a global professional credentialing body dedicated to creating greater alignment, transparency, and knowledge for all investors, with a specific emphasis on alternative investments. A Member-driven organization representing professionals in more than 95 countries, CAIA Association advocates for the highest ethical standards.

 

Our Vision 

Global capital allocation is the engine for delivering pension benefits and individual retirement goals as well as preserving university, foundation and sovereign savings.  Efficiently distributing both financial and human capital across the investment industry catalyzes innovation, cultivates societal wealth, and raises the integrity and quality of human flourishing.  That virtuous purpose is incumbent on a properly functioning capital market system where training is robust, ethical conduct is consistent and enforced, and incentives of all parties are aligned.  It is also dependent on a long-term, diversified approach to allocating that patient capital.

Since 2002, CAIA Association has sought to serve investors by educating industry stakeholders on the most current knowledge and best practices across the ever-changing landscape of alternative investments.  Through credentialing of investment professionals, advocating with regulators and senior leaders, and developing world class thought leadership, CAIA aims to raise the standards of the industry.  As a member organization, we are joined by CAIA Charterholders in 100 countries on mission to collectively foster a true profession that serves the public good.

Our Mission

CAIA Association seeks to improve investment and societal outcomes of capital allocation through professional education, transparency, and thought leadership across all investor alternatives in our industry.

Learn more about our Investment Values.

CAIA Headquarters

CAIA Association is headquartered in Amherst, Massachusetts, US and has regional office locations in Hong Kong, and Geneva.

Mailing address:

11 Amity Street

Amherst, MA USA

01002

The CAIA Association® was founded by:

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)
The Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM)