"Getting the CAIA designation 10 years ago has added great value to my career. Not only has it equipped me with a very solid technical knowledge in Alternative Investments, it has also allowed me to become a more credible sparring partner for clients and colleagues. In addition, I have had the opportunity to meet many smart and passionate industry professionals through the network of CAIA members and Chapter Executives. As alternative investments have become more important in investor portfolios, the value of the CAIA designation has further increased. This can be felt on the ground in Hong Kong where the growing membership base has helped to attract more people to our Chapter events."
Gunther Jost is currently the Head of the CAIA Hong Kong Chapter. He has been active as CAIA volunteer since 2005 when he got involved in pre-chapter activities in Germany. After moving to Hong Kong, he became one of the co-founders of the Hong Kong Chapter in 2009.
Gunther has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry in Europe and Asia with focus on advising both institutional and private investors on Alternative Investments. He currently works as Co-Head of Hedge Funds APAC for UBS Wealth Management based in Hong Kong. Before joining UBS, Gunther was Head of Sales & Marketing at SAIL Advisors, a Hong Kong-headquartered multi-billion dollar Fund of Hedge Funds. Prior to that, he was a Senior Product Specialist for Alternative Investments at Union Alternative Assets, a subsidiary of German Asset Manager Union Investment. Previously Gunther worked in Germany and New York for the Private Banking Division of Deutsche Bank where he was an Investment Consultant. He started his career at SGZ Bank in Germany. Gunther holds a Master's degree in Business Administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) from the University of Passau, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).