Academic Partners

CAIA Association partners with academic institutions around the world to promote education and professionalism in the alternative investment industry at the earliest career stage. 

Our CAIA program curriculum is integrated into classroom teaching offering students of finance an in-depth view of AI strategies and practice. Academic partners may also access student and faculty scholarships.

Note: The CAIA Association is committed to its mission of educating investment professionals in alternative investments, and its Academic Partnership program is an important part of that mission. For this reason, the CAIA Association leadership team has decided to review its Academic Partnership program so that it can adapt to the changing landscapes in professional and academic education.  While this review is taking place, we will not be accepting new applications for our academic program.  We plan to announce a new set of initiatives in this area over the next few months.  In the meantime, we will continue supporting our current academic partners.

The Benefits of Partnership

  • Access to scholarships for qualified students and faculty
  • One-year complimentary academic license to the CISDM Hedge Fund Database
  • Access to issues of AIAR, a publication of the CAIA Association
  • Networking opportunities for faculty and students through CAIA events
  • Recognition of the program on our website

Partnership Guidelines

  • Accreditation.  Institutions must be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), the Association of MBAs, or a similar accreditation organization.
  • Curriculum Coverage. Institutions must be able to demonstrate that its curriculum covers a substantial portion of topics covered by the CAIA curriculum as represented by the CAIA Level I and Level II readings, including the CFA’s Standards of Practice Handbook. The CAIA Association will determine whether a program's coverage satisfies this requirement. Find details on CAIA curriculum readings here.  


Learn more about available scholarships for academic partners. Get in touch to learn more about the requirements for academic partnerships. 

  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • EMEA