CAIA InfoSeries

Our live InfoSeries webcasts will boost your expertise on the latest industry growth areas and provide insights into the CAIA and FDP exams. Featuring CAIA and industry experts, these brief, interactive sessions will encourage and answer your questions. Find out more and join one today.

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A Conversation with Joe Simonian, Co-Editor of the Journal of Financial Data Science
Feb 27 2020 - 1:00pm Time zone: EST

Description: Please join Kathy Wilkens and Mehrzad Mahdavi for A Conversation with Joe Simonian, Co-editor of the Journal of Financial Data Science on the following topics: Use cases of ML/Data Science for financial applications - from data sets to outcomes. Our conversation will last approximately 35 minutes with the remaining time for Q&A.

Panelists: Mehrzad Mahdavi, Ph.D., Executive Director, FDP Institute, Kathy Wilkens, Senior Advisor of Curriculum, FDP Institute and Joe Simonian, Co-editor, Journal of Financial Data Science

What about Beta?
Mar 24 2020 - 12:00pm Time zone: EST

Description: CAIA's CEO, Bill Kelly, has been keeping an eye on a few topics that could have significant impacts to our industry. Please join Bill Kelly and CAIA's Aaron Filbeck for a discussion on some of his recent blog posts from 'What About Beta?' on AllAboutAlpha. Our discussion will last approximately 25 minutes with the remaining 5 minutes for Q&A.

Panelists: Bill Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association and Aaron Filbeck, CAIA, CFA, Associate Director, Content Development, CAIA Association

CAIA Charter Information Session
Mar 31 2020 - 12:00pm Time zone: EST

Description: Please join Millissa Allen, Managing Director and Global Head, FAI as she explores and reviews information about the CAIA Association and our flagship program, the CAIA Charter Designation program.

Host: Millissa Allen, Managing Director and Global Head, FAI, CAIA Association 

A Conversation with Dr. Seoyoung Kim, Co-author of "Zero-Revelation RegTech"
Feb 19 2020 - 1:00pm Time zone: EST

Description: Please join Kathy Wilkens and Mehrzad Mahdavi for A Conversation with Dr. Seoyoung Kim, Associate Professor of Finance - Business Analytics, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. Dr. Kim is a Co-Author of "Zero-Revelation RegTech: Detecting Risk through Linguistic Analysis of Corporate Emails and News." This webinar will last approximately 35 minutes with the remaining time for Q&A.

Panelists: Mehrzad Mahdavi, Ph.D., Executive Director, FDP Institute, Kathy Wilkens, Senior Advisor of Curriculum, FDP Institute and Dr. Seoyoung Kim, Associate Professor of Finance - Business Analytics, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.

A Conversation with Gene Getman Co-author of "Big Data is a Big Deal"
Jan 29 2020 - 2:00pm Time zone: EST

Description: Listen in as Kathy Wilkens and Mehrzad Mahdavi sit with Gene Getman Co-author of "Big Data is a Big Deal: An investor’s guide to the applications and challenges of alternative data" (one of the readings for the upcoming FDP Exam). This webcast lasted approximately 60 minutes including Q&A.

Panelists: Mehrzad Mahdavi, Ph.D., Executive Director, FDP Institute, Kathy Wilkens, Senior Advisor of Curriculum, FDP Institute and Gene Getman, Co-author of "Big Data is a Big Deal: An investor’s guide to the applications and challenges of alternative data" 

A Conversation with Guen Dondè, Head of Research at Institute of Business Ethics
Jan 22 2020 - 11:00am Time zone: EST

Description: Listen in as Kathy Wilkens and Mehrzad Mahdavi sit with Guen Dondè Head of Research at the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE). Some of the topics that were covered:

  • What is the impact of the GDPR from an ethical standpoint?
  • Can codes of ethics help?
  • How involved should regulators be?

This webinar is approximately 60 minutes with Q&A.

Panelists: Mehrzad Mahdavi, Ph.D., Executive Director, FDP Institute, Kathy Wilkens, Senior Advisor of Curriculum, FDP Institute and Guen Dondè Head of Research at the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE).

FDP Candidate Orientation
Jan 15 2020 - 12:00pm Time zone: EST

Description: Are you interested in becoming an FDP charterholder? This webinar features members of the FDP Curriculum Team as well as Candidate Relations. The topics discussed:

  • Curriculum Materials
  • Exam Format
  • Review of Exam Topics
  • Available Resources

Panelists: Hossein Kazemi, Senior Advisor, FDP Curriculum, and Keith Black, Ph.D., CAIA, CFA, FDP, Managing Director of Curriculum and Exams, CAIA Association

What About Beta?
Jan 14 2020 - 12:00pm Time zone: EST

Description: CAIA's CEO, Bill Kelly, has been keeping an eye on a few topics that could have significant impacts to our industry. Listen in as Bill Kelly and CAIA's Aaron Filbeck discuss some of Bill's recent blog posts from 'What About Beta?' on AllAboutAlpha. The discussion is approximately 40 minutes including Q&A.

Panelists: Bill Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association and Aaron Filbeck, CAIA, CFA, Associate Director of Financial Research, CAIA Association

FDP Institute - Learn everything about the upcoming exam
Dec 19 2019 - 2:00pm Time zone: EST

Description: Are you wondering what the FDP designation is all about? Listen in as The Financial Data Professional Institute (FDPI) founders William Kelly and Hossein Kazemi, Executive Director Mehrzad Mahdavi, and Project Manager Mirjam Dekker go into detail on the background behind the creation of FDPI, who the program is designed for, and where the industry is headed. The Financial Data Professional Institute (FDPI) was established by CAIA Association to address the growing need in finance for a workforce that has the skills to perform in a digitized world where an increasing number of decisions will be data and analytics-driven. The formal remarks of the presentation will last approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes for Q&A.

Panelists: Bill Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association, Hossein Kazemi, Ph.D., CFA, Senior Advisors, CAIA Association, Mehrzad Mahdavi, Ph.D., Executive Director, FDP Institute, Mirjam Dekker, Project Manager, FDP Institute

 

CAIA Charter Information Series
Dec 10 2019 - 12:00pm Time zone: EST

Description: Millissa Allen, Managing Director and Global Head, FAI discusses and reviews information about the CAIA Association and our flagship program, the CAIA Charter Designation program.

Host: Millissa Allen, Managing Director and Global Head, FAI, CAIA Association 

CAIA Charter Information Series
Nov 12 2019 - 12:00pm Time zone: EST

Description: Millissa Allen, Managing Director and Global Head, FAI discusses and reviews information about the CAIA Association and our flagship program, the CAIA Charter Designation program.

Host: Millissa Allen, Managing Director and Global Head, FAI, CAIA Association 

What About Beta?
Oct 21 2019 - 12:00pm Time zone: EDT

Description: CAIA's CEO, Bill Kelly, has been keeping an eye on a few topics that could have significant impacts to our industry. Bill and Aaron Filbeck, Associate Director of Financial Research had a thought-provoking discussion on some of Bill's recent blog posts from 'What About Beta?' on AllAboutAlpha. The discussion lasted approximately 25 minutes with the remaining 5 minutes for Q&A. Listen in!

Host: Stephanie Zwade, Business Development, CAIA Association 

Guest Speaker: William "Bill" Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association and Aaron Filbeck, CAIA, CFA, Associate Director of Financial Research

 

CAIA Information Session
Sep 30 2019 - 12:00pm Time zone: EDT

Description: Listen in as CAIA’s own CEO, William Kelly, and Millissa Allen, CAIA, Managing Director of Business Development, Americas, discuss CAIA Association and our flagship program, the CAIA Charterholder Designation, as well as the release of our fourth edition of the CAIA textbook.

Host: Millissa Allen, CAIA, Managing Director of Business Development, AMRS, CAIA Association 

Guest Speaker: William "Bill" Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association

What about Beta?
Mar 24 2020 - 12:00pm Time zone: EST

Description: CAIA's CEO, Bill Kelly, has been keeping an eye on a few topics that could have significant impacts to our industry. Please join Bill Kelly and CAIA's Aaron Filbeck for a discussion on some of his recent blog posts from 'What About Beta?' on AllAboutAlpha. Our discussion will last approximately 25 minutes with the remaining 5 minutes for Q&A.

Panelists: Bill Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association and Aaron Filbeck, CAIA, CFA, Associate Director, Content Development, CAIA Association

What About Beta?
Jan 14 2020 - 12:00pm Time zone: EST

Description: CAIA's CEO, Bill Kelly, has been keeping an eye on a few topics that could have significant impacts to our industry. Listen in as Bill Kelly and CAIA's Aaron Filbeck discuss some of Bill's recent blog posts from 'What About Beta?' on AllAboutAlpha. The discussion is approximately 40 minutes including Q&A.

Panelists: Bill Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association and Aaron Filbeck, CAIA, CFA, Associate Director of Financial Research, CAIA Association

CAIA Charter Information Series
Dec 10 2019 - 12:00pm Time zone: EST

Description: Millissa Allen, Managing Director and Global Head, FAI discusses and reviews information about the CAIA Association and our flagship program, the CAIA Charter Designation program.

Host: Millissa Allen, Managing Director and Global Head, FAI, CAIA Association 

CAIA Information Session
Sep 30 2019 - 12:00pm Time zone: EDT

Description: Listen in as CAIA’s own CEO, William Kelly, and Millissa Allen, CAIA, Managing Director of Business Development, Americas, discuss CAIA Association and our flagship program, the CAIA Charterholder Designation, as well as the release of our fourth edition of the CAIA textbook.

Host: Millissa Allen, CAIA, Managing Director of Business Development, AMRS, CAIA Association 

Guest Speaker: William "Bill" Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association

Highlights from the 2020 edition of the GIPS Standards
Aug 15 2019 - 12:00pm Time zone: EDT

Description: The 2020 edition of the GIPS Standards were released on 28 June 2019, with an effective date of 1 January 2020. This exclusive recording features a discussion on the key concepts of the 2020 GIPS standards and topics that impact managers of hedge funds and other alternative investments. Listen in to industry experts, Karyn D. Vincent, CFA, CIPM, Head of Global Industry Standards at the CFA Institute and Keitth Black Ph.D., CAIA, CFA, Managing Director of Curriculum and Exams at CAIA Association, who covered the important details to know.

Host: Millissa Allen, CAIA, Managing Director of Business Development, AMRS, CAIA Association

Guest Speaker:

Keith Black Ph.D., CAIA, CFA, Managing Director of Curriculum and Exams, CAIA Association

Karyn Vincent, CFA, CIPM, Head of Global Industry Standards, CFA Institute

FDP Institute - CAIA Announces A New Designation Program
Jul 17 2019 - 12:00pm Time zone: EDT

Description: Are you wondering what the FDP designation is all about? Listen in as The Financial Data Professional Institute (FDPI) founders William Kelly, Hossein Kazemi, Mehrzad Mahdavi, and Mirjam Dekker go into detail on the background behind the creation of FDPI, who the program is designed for, and where the industry is headed. The Financial Data Professional Institute (FDPI) was established by CAIA Association to address the growing need in finance for a workforce that has the skills to perform in a digitized world where an increasing number of decisions will be data and analytics-driven.

Host: Cody Durant, Assistant Director of Business Development

Guest Speakers:

  • Bill Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association
  • Hossein Kazemi, Ph.D., CFA, Senior Advisors, CAIA Association
  • Mehrzad Mahdavi, Ph.D., Executive Director, FDP Institute
  • Mirjam Dekker, Project Manager, FDP Institute
What's new at CAIA? Association News & Industry Insights
Jun 18 2019 - 10:00am Time zone: EST

Description: In this quick 30-minute recording, CAIA CEO, William Kelly, and our Assistant Director of Business Development, Cody Durant, provided an update on all things CAIA! This session provides news and developments about the CAIA Curriculum, upcoming events, as well as market and industry updates and perspectives from June 2019.

Panelists: William "Bill" Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association and Cody Durant, Assistant Director of Business Development, CAIA Association

The Myths, The Reality, and The Opportunities in Machine Learning
May 23 2019 - 12:00pm Time zone: EDT

Description: There has been a lot of discussion about the invasion of machine learning and artificial intelligence into the investment process, the ultimate generation of alpha and a more targeted model around the distribution of investment products and services. While the amount of data (structured and unstructured) has grown exponentially recently, the effective use of it is still nascent in many organizations. The pace of inquiry and adoption, however, continues to accelerate and the future investment team will likely have more data scientists working side-by-side with the financial analyst. What does this mean for our industry, our investment processes and our end investors? The key factor for success of digital transformation in our industry is the overlap between data science and financial domain expertise. FDPI Charter is to bridge this gap. Please join our webinar as we try to bring some common sense to this rapidly emerging topic.

Panelist: William "Bill" Kelly - CEO, CAIA Association, Mehrzad Mahdavi, PhD, Executive Director of the Financial Data Professional Institute, George Mussalli, Chief Investment Officer & Head of Research, Equity, Panagora, and Joseph Simonian, PhD, Co-editor of The Journal of Financial Data Science.

CAIA Updates with Bill & Cody
Mar 21 2019 - 12:00pm Time zone: EDT

Description: Join CAIA's CEO, William Kelly, and Assistant Director of Business Development, Cody Durant, as they provide an update on all things CAIA! These sessions can provide news and developments about the CAIA Curriculum and upcoming Events, as well as market and industry updates and perspectives. 

Panelist: Cody Durant, Assistant Director of Business Development and guest speaker William "Bill" Kelly - CEO, CAIA Association

What About Beta? - Opportunity Zones, Retirement Crisis, and CAIA Member Survey Results
Mar 6 2019 - 12:00pm Time zone: EDT

Description: Well on our way into 2019, CAIA's CEO, Bill Kelly, has been keeping an eye on a few topics that could have significant impacts to our industry. Join us for a discussion on some of Bill's recent blog posts from 'What About Beta?' on AllAboutAlpha. We will be reviewing topics on Opportunity Zones and what this potentially means for the US markets, the looming Retirement Crisis that could impact an entire generation heading into retirement, as well as results from our most recent member survey. Our discussion will last approximately 25 minutes with the remaining 5 minutes for Q&A.

Panelist: Cody Durant, Assistant Director of Business Development and guest speaker William "Bill" Kelly - CEO, CAIA Association

Real Estate in Institutional and Individual Portfolios with Brad Case
Dec 18 2018 - 12:00pm Time zone: EDT

Description: Real estate is one of four fundamental asset classes that should be in literally every investment portfolio. Dr. Case delved into the long-term investment attributes of public and private real estate investments including correlations, volatilities, and returns, and then use those attributes to discuss the role of real estate in mixed-asset portfolios. He concluded with a discussion of the current real estate market situation including where we stand in the real estate market cycle, macro demand conditions, supply/construction, interest rate sensitivity, the inflation outlook, and current real estate valuations. This webinar with Brad Case Ph.D., CAIA, CFA, Senior Vice President of Nareit (National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts) is a discussion on the importance of Real Estate as an investment vehicle, why it is important for all investors to consider including this asset class, and a review of the current state of the real estate market. This discussion was moderated by Keith Black Ph.D., CAIA, CFA, Managing Director of Curriculum & Exams here at the CAIA Association.

Panelist: Brad Case Ph.D., CAIA, CFA, Senior Vice President, Research & Industry Information at Nareit, and Keith Black, Managing Director of Curriculum & Exams 

There are no upcoming infoseries in the region at this time.

CAIA Virtual Chapter Educational Webinar: Operation Perfect Hedge - TipperX
Sep 27 2019 - 12:00pm Time zone: HKT

Description: CAIA Association has the pleasure of inviting Tom Hardin, "The secret witness at the center of the biggest insider trading case in a generation." - The New York Times. Tom shared his legendary story on felony securities fraud - and how he came to be known as "Tipper X". 

"The Inside Story of Tipper X"

Tom Hardin previously spent much of his career as a hedge fund equity analyst focused on the technology sector. In 2008, as part of a cooperation agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Tom assisted the U.S. government in understanding how insider trading occurred in the investment management industry. Known as “Tipper X,” Tom became one of the most prolific informants in securities fraud history, helping to build over 20 of the 80+ individual criminal cases in “Operation Perfect Hedge,” a Wall Street house cleaning campaign that morphed into the largest insider trading investigation of a generation. Since resolving his case in 2015, Tom was invited by FBI-NYC to speak to their rookie agent class in 2016 and now consults and speaks on conduct risk, ethics and compliance issues from his former frontline perspective. He holds a B.S. in Economics with a Finance concentration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Host: Jo Murphy, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, CAIA Association 

Guest Speaker: Tom Hardin, Owner, Tipper X Advisors LLC

CAIA Information Session - APAC
Sep 25 2019 - 12:00pm Time zone: HKT

Description: Listen in on the experts, CAIA CEO William Kelly alongside Managing Director of Asia Pacific, Jo Murphy, as they discuss CAIA Association and our flagship program, the CAIA Charterholder Designation in this quick 30-minute recording.

Host: Jo Murphy, Managing Director, APAC 

Guest Speaker: William "Bill" Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association

What's new at CAIA? Association News & Industry Insights
Jun 24 2019 - 12:00pm Time zone: HKT

Description: Listen in to CAIA CEO, William Kelly and Associate Director of CAIA’s Liaison Office in India, Shreekant Daga, as they discussed all things CAIA! This session provides news and developments about the CAIA Curriculum, the upcoming events, as well as market and industry updates and perspectives from June 2019.

Panelist: William "Bill" Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association and Shreekant Daga, Associate Director, Liaison Office, India, CAIA Association

CAIA Charter Information Session
Apr 9 2019 - 12:00pm Time zone: HKT

Please join Jo Murphy, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, as she provides a brief information session about the CAIA Charter program and what the designation can do for you. The formal presentation will last approximately 20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A.

There are no upcoming infoseries in the region at this time.

CAIA Information Session - EMEA
Sep 30 2019 - 11:00am Time zone: BST

Description: Listen in as CAIA’s own CEO, William Kelly, and Millissa Allen, CAIA, Managing Director of Business Development, Americas, discuss CAIA Association and our flagship program, the CAIA Charterholder Designation, as well as the release of our fourth edition of the CAIA textbook.

Host: Millissa Allen, CAIA, Managing Director of Business Development, AMRS, CAIA Association 

Guest Speaker: William "Bill" Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association

Spanish-speaker exclusive! Learn more about the CAIA exams - join a CAIA information session in Spanish
Dec 13 2018 - 12:00pm Time zone: EDT

Description: Por favor únete a Charles Alvarez, Associate Director of Financial Research y a Cody Durant, Assistant Director of Business Development para discutir en una breve sesión sobre el programa Charter de CAIA, y lo que la designación puede hacer para ti. La presentación formal durará aproximadamente 20 minutos con 10 minutos para preguntas y respuestas.

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Please join Charles Alvarez, CAIA, Associate Director of Financial Research & Cody Durant, Assistant Director of Business Development, as they provide a brief information session about the CAIA Charter program and what the designation can do for you. The formal presentation will last approximately 20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A.

A Conversation with Joe Simonian, Co-Editor of the Journal of Financial Data Science
Feb 27 2020 - 1:00pm Time zone: EST

Description: Please join Kathy Wilkens and Mehrzad Mahdavi for A Conversation with Joe Simonian, Co-editor of the Journal of Financial Data Science on the following topics: Use cases of ML/Data Science for financial applications - from data sets to outcomes. Our conversation will last approximately 35 minutes with the remaining time for Q&A.

Panelists: Mehrzad Mahdavi, Ph.D., Executive Director, FDP Institute, Kathy Wilkens, Senior Advisor of Curriculum, FDP Institute and Joe Simonian, Co-editor, Journal of Financial Data Science

A Conversation with Dr. Seoyoung Kim, Co-author of "Zero-Revelation RegTech"
Feb 19 2020 - 1:00pm Time zone: EST

Description: Please join Kathy Wilkens and Mehrzad Mahdavi for A Conversation with Dr. Seoyoung Kim, Associate Professor of Finance - Business Analytics, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. Dr. Kim is a Co-Author of "Zero-Revelation RegTech: Detecting Risk through Linguistic Analysis of Corporate Emails and News." This webinar will last approximately 35 minutes with the remaining time for Q&A.

Panelists: Mehrzad Mahdavi, Ph.D., Executive Director, FDP Institute, Kathy Wilkens, Senior Advisor of Curriculum, FDP Institute and Dr. Seoyoung Kim, Associate Professor of Finance - Business Analytics, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.

A Conversation with Gene Getman Co-author of "Big Data is a Big Deal"
Jan 29 2020 - 2:00pm Time zone: EST

Description: Listen in as Kathy Wilkens and Mehrzad Mahdavi sit with Gene Getman Co-author of "Big Data is a Big Deal: An investor’s guide to the applications and challenges of alternative data" (one of the readings for the upcoming FDP Exam). This webcast lasted approximately 60 minutes including Q&A.

Panelists: Mehrzad Mahdavi, Ph.D., Executive Director, FDP Institute, Kathy Wilkens, Senior Advisor of Curriculum, FDP Institute and Gene Getman, Co-author of "Big Data is a Big Deal: An investor’s guide to the applications and challenges of alternative data" 

A Conversation with Guen Dondè, Head of Research at Institute of Business Ethics
Jan 22 2020 - 11:00am Time zone: EST

Description: Listen in as Kathy Wilkens and Mehrzad Mahdavi sit with Guen Dondè Head of Research at the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE). Some of the topics that were covered:

  • What is the impact of the GDPR from an ethical standpoint?
  • Can codes of ethics help?
  • How involved should regulators be?

This webinar is approximately 60 minutes with Q&A.

Panelists: Mehrzad Mahdavi, Ph.D., Executive Director, FDP Institute, Kathy Wilkens, Senior Advisor of Curriculum, FDP Institute and Guen Dondè Head of Research at the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE).

FDP Candidate Orientation
Jan 15 2020 - 12:00pm Time zone: EST

Description: Are you interested in becoming an FDP charterholder? This webinar features members of the FDP Curriculum Team as well as Candidate Relations. The topics discussed:

  • Curriculum Materials
  • Exam Format
  • Review of Exam Topics
  • Available Resources

Panelists: Hossein Kazemi, Senior Advisor, FDP Curriculum, and Keith Black, Ph.D., CAIA, CFA, FDP, Managing Director of Curriculum and Exams, CAIA Association

FDP Institute - Learn everything about the upcoming exam
Dec 19 2019 - 2:00pm Time zone: EST

Description: Are you wondering what the FDP designation is all about? Listen in as The Financial Data Professional Institute (FDPI) founders William Kelly and Hossein Kazemi, Executive Director Mehrzad Mahdavi, and Project Manager Mirjam Dekker go into detail on the background behind the creation of FDPI, who the program is designed for, and where the industry is headed. The Financial Data Professional Institute (FDPI) was established by CAIA Association to address the growing need in finance for a workforce that has the skills to perform in a digitized world where an increasing number of decisions will be data and analytics-driven. The formal remarks of the presentation will last approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes for Q&A.

Panelists: Bill Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association, Hossein Kazemi, Ph.D., CFA, Senior Advisors, CAIA Association, Mehrzad Mahdavi, Ph.D., Executive Director, FDP Institute, Mirjam Dekker, Project Manager, FDP Institute