"Going through the CAIA Program gave me the framework necessary to better understand eclectic asset classes and alternative investment strategies. I started pursuing both the CFA and CAIA Programs while I was still finishing my undergraduate degree, knowing I would be entering the investment profession during a time where alternative investments were becoming a more conventional piece of a client’s portfolio.

I believe the CAIA Program provided me with a broader knowledge of alternative investments, context as to how they fit into a multi-asset portfolio, and ultimately improved my way of analyzing and applying these complex investments into our portfolio management processes. In addition to the applicability to the designation, the CAIA designation has expanded my professional network. It has been recognized multiple times amongst my professional peers and contacts as a valued designation, and I believe further improves my credibility within the industry."

Aaron Filbeck, CAIA is an Investment Analyst for The Joseph Group Capital Management, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in Columbus, Ohio. As a voting member of the firm’s Investment Committee, he is tasked with leading investment research and portfolio construction efforts for the firm’s objective-based asset allocation strategies, with a focus on conducting manager due diligence and selection, tactical asset allocation decisions, and individual security analysis.

Aaron graduated with distinction from Penn State University with a B.S. in Finance, and is both a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Charterholder and a Level III Candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program. He is a member of the CAIA Association of Chicago and the CFA Society of Columbus.