Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association®

News and Press Releases

Media Contact: Deborah McLean, Head of External Relations, CAIA Association or (413) 253-7373

CAIA Foundation Honors Six “100 Women in Hedge Funds/CAIA Scholars”

Monday, June 10, 2013

Amherst, Mass.—The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Foundation, sponsored by the CAIA Association, today announced that six members of the 2011 and 2012 classes of “100 Women in Hedge Funds/CAIA Scholars” have earned the CAIA Charter, the leading alternative investment designation. The scholarship initiative, offered by the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Institute through the sponsorship of Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, LLC (PAAMCO), was established to recognize and reward rising female talent in the alternative investment industry.

CAIA Association and the University of Amsterdam Sign Partnership

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. — The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association®, the global leader in alternative investment education, and the University of Amsterdam today announced a strategic partnership. Under the partnership, the first of its kind in the Netherlands, the University of Amsterdam Master in International Finance students will have access to the CAIA Association's curriculum and events. The students, more than 80% of whom are international, can also apply for scholarships to earn the CAIA Charter, which requires passing rigorous Level I and Level II examinations.

CAIA Association and IE Business School Make Available IE-CAIA Scholarships to CAIA Members toward Completion of a Finance Master Degree

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Recently, CAIA Association announced a compelling new benefit for CAIA members: five scholarships toward Master of Advanced Finance or Global Master of Finance degrees at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. Each scholarship is valued at 30% of tuition fees.

The scholarship follows the announcement of a formal partnership between the two organizations through CAIA’s Academic Partnership Program.

Macquarie University, CAIA Association Partner

Friday, May 10, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. — The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association®, the global leader in alternative investment education, and Macquarie University, one of Australia’s leading Universities, today announced a strategic partnership between the CAIA Association and the Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre’s Master of Applied Finance program.

A Message for CAIA UK Members Who Advise on or Deal in Securities

Friday, May 3, 2013

The CAIA Association wishes to support your efforts to obtain a Statement of Professional Standing (SPS) from CFA UK.  CFA UK is one of eight FSA Accredited Bodies able to provide SPS.  Beginning January 1, SPS is required for CAIA UK members who advise retail clients on or deal in securities. 

Prior to issuance of SPS, CFA UK requires the following:

CAIA Association Appoints Mark J.P. Anson, Chief Investment Officer at Acadia Investment Managers, to its Board of Directors

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association today announced that Mark J. P. Anson, chief investment officer of Acadia Investment Management, the Family Office he founded with Robert M. Bass, has joined the Board of Directors. The CAIA Association is the provider of the CAIA Charter, the international alternative investment industry’s education benchmark.

CAIA Exams Now Offered Locally in Amsterdam, Dublin, Espoo / Helsinki, Melbourne, and Stockholm

Monday, April 22, 2013

April 22, 2013--CAIA Association announces the addition of five international, computerized test centers available now for the September 2013 CAIA exams.  Including these new Pearson VUE test centers, CAIA Level I and II exams are now available in more than 290 test centers in 33 countries.

All Pearson VUE test centers are easily accessible with comfortable seating and security protocols to protect candidate identity, test results, and the overall integrity of the CAIA program.


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

During the past three years, Florence Lombard, the current Chief Executive Officer, co-founder and former Chair of the Association, has led CAIA to new levels of success. Membership today is over six thousand in 80 countries and we now have 16 chapters around the world. She is announcing her retirement and will be returning to Europe effective December 2013.

A Call for Volunteers - Please Join the 100 Women in Hedge Funds / CAIA Scholars Selection Committee

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

With great fanfare, CAIA recently launched the third annual 100 Women in Hedge Funds / CAIA Scholars program, funded by the Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO). Ten scholarships will be awarded to extraordinary women who are professionals in the alternative investments industry. The CAIA Foundation will accept applications through April 1st from members of 100 Women in Hedge Funds who are intending to take the Level 1 CAIA examination in September 2013.