Viewpoints

CAIA Viewpoints offer a summary-level look at industry trends and models that continue to shape alternative investment strategies. Each Viewpoint links to the full text of the paper as it appeared in CAIA journals.

June 16, 2017
Assessing Risk of Private Equity: What's the Proxy?

Alexandra Coup, Associate Director at PAAMCO, explores the common issues facing CIOS in identifying the right private equity proxy. She evaluates alternative methods in constructing a proxy and draws on PAAMCO’s experience in managing hedge fund portfolios.

May 23, 2017
Hedge Fund Investment: A Sound Approach

In the paper titled “Hedge Fund Investment Philosophy,” Kostas Iordanidis explores the complexities of investing in hedge funds and offers tools that could help investors navigate the murky waters of hedge fund investing.

May 23, 2017
What is the Best Way to Invest in Commodities?

In the paper titled “Oil Price Movements and Risks of Energy Investments,” the authors attempt to answer the above question through comparative performances of various methods of accessing the commodity space.

May 23, 2017
A Long-Term Solution to a Short-Term Mindset

In the paper "Long-Termism Versus Short-Termism: Time for the Pendulum to Shift" by Kelly Tang and Christopher Greenwald, the authors explore the issues public companies face with having a short-term mindset, and propose a new paradigm in how to combat that with what some would define as innate behavior. Not only is the approach intuitive, it properly defines which group(s) could have the most impact.