Individuals can now apply for IBF Certification, as they earn the CAIA designation,
the global standard in alternative investment education
AMHERST, MASS. & SINGAPORE (April 1, 2019) – The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, the global leader in alternative investment education, is today announcing that its CAIA Charter program has obtained the Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) accreditation under the Fund Management Standards. The IBF is the national accreditation and certification agency for financial industry competency in the fast-growing global financial hub of Singapore.
With the IBF accreditation, finance professionals who successfully complete the rigorous Level I and Level II CAIA exam, will not only earn the prestigious CAIA Charter but may also apply to be IBF Certified. IBF Certification is an industry mark of quality for finance professionals in Singapore. In addition, local participants who successfully complete the CAIA Charter program may also be eligible for up to 90% funding under the IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS). This applies to both levels of the program. Eligibility requirements for IBF Certification and funding may be found here.
"We are thrilled to be working so closely with the IBF, an outstanding organization that believes, like CAIA, that education is a crucial component in helping professionals build their respective careers and in helping the alternative investment industry maintain the highest standards for professionalism and ethics,” said William J. Kelly, CEO of the CAIA Association. “The growth in the alternative investment space in Singapore has been tremendous, and we look forward to continuing this partnership and helping more people become CAIA Charterholders and IBF Certified."
“IBF’s accreditation is an industry-endorsed mark of quality for financial education and training in Singapore. It offers assurance of standards to those seeking to develop skills needed for a career in financial services. IBF welcomes CAIA to join our community of quality providers and contribute towards raising the professional competencies of financial practitioners in Singapore,” added Ms Rachie Hui, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Standards, IBF.
The CAIA Charter program is a rigorous, self-directed education for finance professionals seeking deep knowledge and expertise in alternative investing including private equity, structured products, commodities, real assets, and hedge funds. The CAIA designation, which is granted upon successfully passing Level I and Level II exams and meeting membership requirements, is valued by top employers and recognized globally as the highest standard of achievement in alternative investment education.
The Association supports 30 global Chapters in financial centers in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America, as well as a Virtual Chapter that brings together Members from far-flung locations in more than 60 countries. CAIA sponsors more than 250 educational and networking events each year and has over 60 academic and association partnerships in the Americas, EMEA, and the Asia Pacific region.
About the CAIA Association
The CAIA Association is the world leader in alternative investment education, offering the only education program uniquely designed for individuals specializing in institutional-quality alternative investments. The
Association is best known for the CAIA Charter, an internationally-recognized credential granted upon successful completion of a rigorous two-level exam series, combined with relevant work experience. Earning the CAIA Charter is the gateway to becoming a Member of the CAIA Association, a global network of more than 10,000 alternative investment professionals located in more than 95 countries. CAIA also offers the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments certificate program (”Fundamentals”), an introductory-level online course, designed to provide a foundation in the core concepts in alternative investing. This program represents a natural extension of CAIA’s mission to provide solutions to specific market needs for alternative investment education.
To learn more about the CAIA Association, contact Deborah McLean +1 (413) 253-7373. For more information on the CAIA Charter, please visit caia.org.
About the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF)
The Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF) is a not-for-profit industry association, fostering and developing the professional competencies of the financial industry. IBF is the national accreditation and certification agency for financial industry competency in Singapore under the IBF Standards. Find out more about IBF Standards and Certifications on www.ibf.org.sg