Experienced professionals from Hong Kong, Switzerland, and the U.S., respectively, bring a diversity of thought and experience to the Board as CAIA Association continues its drive to professionalize the industry in preparation for the Portfolio for the Future
AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS (January 04, 2023) – The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, the professional body for the global alternative investment industry, today announced that Jayne Bok, CAIA, Head of Investments, Asia for WTW in Hong Kong; Elena Manola-Bonthold, CAIA, Chief Investment Officer, CERN Pension Fund in Geneva; and Greg Brown, Professor of Finance at UNC Kenan Flagler Business School and Founder and Research Director at the Institute for Private Capital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina have been elected to serve on CAIA’s Board of Directors.
Each began a three-year term starting January 1, 2023.
“Jayne, Elena, and Greg each bring a long track record of success and innovation in the investment industry, and will no doubt provide important guidance and insights as we continue our efforts in 2023 and beyond,” said Valerie Sill, CFA, CAIA, Chair of the CAIA Board of Directors and CEO of Dupont Capital Management. “I am very excited to welcome them to the Board.”
These appointments round out a board composition of 12 global professionals and come at a critical time for the CAIA team as the organization continues to lead, challenge and reform the profession towards higher standards of education and portfolio diversification. This news builds on key accomplishments from 2022 where CAIA unveiled a new “bundled access” approach making its industry-leading curriculum available to all registering for the March 2023 exam cycle; introduced UniFi by CAIA™, filling a key educational gap for professionals in wealth management; further advanced its commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and published The Portfolio for the Future and A Renewed Professionalism, a roadmap through which the industry can reprioritize the client and reengage with a fiduciary mindset.
"The work accomplished in 2022 on behalf of the industry proved to be a foundational year for what CAIA is to become. We look forward to 2023 as a year for building on that foundation with unceasing efforts to professionalize our industry, keeping education at the forefront, and helping to remind every practitioner that product should not be our focus, it must always be the end-client", added William J. Kelly, CEO of CAIA Association. “Jayne, Elena, and Greg share in that focus and I can think of no better additions to our Board as we continue this important work together.”
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About the CAIA Association
The CAIA Association is a global professional body dedicated to creating greater alignment, transparency, and knowledge for all investors, with a specific emphasis on alternative investments. A Member-driven organization representing nearly 13,000 professionals in approximately 100 countries, CAIA Association advocates for the highest ethical standards. The organization provides unbiased insight on a broad range of investment strategies and industry issues, key among them being efforts to bring greater diversification to portfolio construction decisions to achieve better long-term investor outcomes. To learn more about the CAIA Association and how to become part of the organization’s mission, please visit https://caia.org/.
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