Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association®

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

CAIA Stars Shine at Hedge Fund Awards

Friday, June 13, 2014


Christopher M. Schelling, CAIA, and Sanjay Patel., CAIA candidate, have been selected as recipients of Institutional Investor’s 12th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards.

Recipients are “individuals who are playing an increasingly significant role in the hedge fund industry, either for a manager, an investor or a brokerage firm or other service provider.”

A New Era of Alternative Investing

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The era of the robo-advisor—put your retirement goals into the retirement calculator and get your “personalized” asset allocation—is over. The 60/40 equities/fixed-income prescription is a thing of the past. Alternative investments that are accessible to the general investing public have changed the way investment advisors and their clients think about investing.

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Announces Partnership with CAIA

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) is pleased to announce a global partnership with the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association. In response to the global growth of alternative investment products, DeAWM is partnering with the CAIA Association to offer the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Program to its client coverage and investment professionals globally. DeAWM is the first asset manager to require certification of its retail coverage in the Americas, affirming its commitment to the evolving alternative investment landscape.

CAIA Across the Globe: Bill Kelly's 100 Day Milestone

Thursday, May 15, 2014

My First 100 Days…

As a result of destiny or maybe irony, my 100th day as the CEO of CAIA was not spent in Amherst, Boston, or anywhere else in the United States.  In fact this milestone was reached almost 4,000 miles away in Zurich, which was my first stop on a nine-city European tour that spanned 11 days; brought me to five of our Chapters; and introduced me to hundreds of CAIA members for whom I work.  The trip was excellent, and I have never felt more proud about our brand, our opportunities, our members, and my colleagues.

The Small Business Investor Alliance and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA) Announce Partnership

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Leading Private Equity and Alternative Investment Organizations Combine Expertise to Support Member Experience and Drive Public Awareness of Benefits of Private Capital Investment

The Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA), the leading association for lower middle market private equity funds and investors, and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, the global authority in alternative investment education, today announced a partnership to further thought leadership and analysis within the private capital investment industry.

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association Partners with the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management

Friday, April 11, 2014

AMHERST, MA—The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association®, the global leader in alternative investment education, and the University of Arizona today announced a strategic partnership between the CAIA Association and the University’s Eller College of Management. Under the partnership, the students in the Eller College of Management will have access to the CAIA Association's curriculum and events and be eligible to apply for scholarships to earn the CAIA Charter.

Jane Buchan, Chairwoman of the Board of the CAIA Association and CEO of PAAMCO, to be Honored by 100 Women in Hedge Funds

Thursday, March 20, 2014

​100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF), a leading non-profit organization for professionals in the alternative investments industry, today announced it will honor Jane Buchan, Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO) with the 2014 North American Industry Leadership Award. Ms. Buchan will receive the award at the annual 100WHF New York Gala, to be held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on November 12, 2014. She will also be recognized as the award honoree at the inaugural 100WHF Cayman Gala at Tiki Beach on May 3, 2014.

An Interview with Linda Pells Calnan, CAIA Senior Investment Officer, Houston Firefighters' Relief and Retirement Fund

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

By Barbara Mack, Research and Publications Manager, CAIA Association

BM: What is your background, how did you get into finance, and how did you discover CAIA?

LPC: In a nutshell, I have a Bachelor’s degree in economics and international business from Sam Houston State University in Texas and an MBA from the University of Miami.  I have been doing private markets work since 1992. 

CAIA Foundation and 100 Women in Hedge Funds Announce the Opening of Registration for the 100 WHF / CAIA Scholars Program for 2014 funded by PAAMCO, Program Recognizes Extraordinary Women Alternative Investment Professionals

Monday, February 3, 2014

Would you or a colleague like to be considered for a scholarship recognizing excellence in alternative investment practice?  The CAIA Foundation is pleased to announce the fourth year of its 100 Women in Hedge Funds / CAIA Scholars program. 
Registration begins on February 3rd and closes on March 14th The CAIA Foundation will award ten scholarships to extraordinary women intending to take the Level I CAIA exam in September 2014.
Apply at