Alexander M. Ineichen is the founder of Ineichen Research and Management AG, and has been a CAIA Association member since 2003. Alexander started his financial career in origination of risk management products at Swiss Bank Corporation in 1988. From 1991 to 2005, he had various research functions within UBS Investment Bank in Zurich and London related to equity derivatives, indices, capital flows, and alternative investments. At UBS, he focused on asset allocation, risk management and research initiatives, three areas that play a key role in the CAIA Association's curriculum. Alexander has written extensively on investment topics. He is the author of the two popular UBS research publications, "In Search of Alpha-Investing in Hedge Funds" (October 2000) and "The Search for Alpha Continues-Do Fund of Hedge Funds Add Value?" (September 2001), as well as two books, Absolute Returns-The Risk and Opportunities of Hedge Fund Investing (Wiley Finance, 2002) and Asymmetric Returns-The Future of Active Asset Management (Wiley Finance, 2006). He is also the author of AIMA’s “Roadmap to Hedge Funds” that has been published in 2008 and updated in 2012. He has published research on equity derivatives and hedge funds in various peer-refereed financial journals, contributed several chapters to financial books, and written numerous articles for the financial press. Alexander holds a Federal Diploma of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) from the Universities of Applied Sciences SIB in Zurich, Switzerland as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the FRM designations.