Media Resources

Hear our expert staff and Members speak on topics ranging from practical strategies in hedge fund investing to the importance of education in the alternatives space.

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 11:01

Tokenisation is the process of creating a digital representation of a non-digital asset, with the potential to democratize access to alternative investments. Listen in as Joanne Murphy, Jack Wu, CFA, Emmanuelle Pecenicic, and Adrian Lai take a focused look at Tokenisation and discuss the recently published research on The Future of Tokenisation in Alternative Investments by CAIA Association, BNP Paribas Asset Management, and Liquefy to better understand the broad spectrum of Tokenisation across all of the categories broadly defined as being “alternative”.

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 16:30

This webcast is the second installment of CAIA SoCal's series on pensions, and features panelists Zack Ellison of Applied Real Intelligence LLC, Blair Smith of Promethean AB Strategies, LLC, Cheryl Alston of Dallas Employees' Retirement Fund, Jasmine Richards of Cambridge Associates, and Guy Pinkman, also of Applied Real Intelligence LLC.

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 14:13

Over the last decade, we've seen an explosion in alternative vehicles as a more cost-efficient way to invest in private equity strategies. In this video, Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at the Harvard Business School, speaks with CAIA Association's Keith Black to discuss a recent study he coauthored, which explores how quality differences in LPs and GPs can lead to wide return dispersions across alternative vehicles. 

Read a summary of the full study here on our blog.

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:11

African Art has been one of the developing segments at auctions over the past 15 years. From a historic focus on traditional African art, the interest over the past few years has shifted to modern and contemporary. With all the recent interest in African art, is now the time to invest? If so, where should interested collectors start? What is the best way to gain an understanding of the African art market? Where do collectors buy and sell? What are the upside and risks of investing in African art? In this webcast Serge Tiroche, interviewed by Christine Bourron, shares insights from his experience building a private collection, focused on contemporary art from across Africa and the diaspora.

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 16:35

Bill Kelly In Conversation with Troy Prince, CAIA, Founder & CEO, Wall Street Bound Inc. Bill talks to CAIA Member and founder/CEO of Wall Street Bound Inc, Troy Prince, about how Troy got interested in finance and investing, and his inspiration for starting a nonprofit organization whose mission is to "create pathways of success for urban youth through careers in finance."

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 15:54

CAIA Info Series co-hosted with CAIA SoCal bring you Solutions for Optimizing U.S. Pension Structures, an in-depth series on pensions, beginning with Solutions for Optimizing U.S. Pension Structures, featuring moderator, Guy Pinkman of Applied Real Intelligence LLC, Russell Kamp, of Ryan ALM, Von Hughes, of PAAMCOPrisma and Ray Joseph, Vice President, Wilshire

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 15:12

Evidence shows that, after fees and costs, hedge fund managers as a group have shown a marked decline in risk-adjusted alpha in the ten years following the global financial crisis (GFC). What’s more, 90% of excess returns variation show that hedge funds have meaningfully altered how they drive performance, partially explaining the observed change in results post-GFC. Rodney Sullivan, CFA, CAIA, Editor of The Journal of Alternative Investments, and Esther Zurba, CAIA, CAIA Toronto Chapter Executive discuss some of the secular trends in hedge fund performance in this CAIA InfoSeries webcast, co-hosted with CAIA Toronto.

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 16:43

Due Diligence is a set of processes directed toward making informed investment decisions when hiring and firing external managers. In this web seminar, Aaron Filbeck, CFA, CAIA, CIPM, FDP, Director of Global Content Development at CAIA Association reviews due diligence as it is discussed in the CAIA curriculum. Joining Aaron is special guest Anna Snider, CAIA, Head of CIO Due Diligence for Global Wealth & Investment Management (GWIM), a division of Bank of America Corporation. Anna shares real world applications and current issues of this important concept within alternative investments.

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 12:00

Moderated by CAIA's CEO, Bill Kelly, this webcast features industry experts Wil VanLoh, Founder and CEO, Quantum Energy Partners, and Carolyn Hansard, Senior Director and Portfolio Head for Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure, Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Topics discussed include oil markets, outlook with the new administration, the current appetite for energy investing and energy transformation.

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 10:01

The European Green Deal (EGD) is paving the way for stricter regulations and targeted measures towards a zero-carbon economy. The real estate sector is an integral part of the EGD by prioritizing on existing buildings, which generate circa 40% of total energy consumption and 36% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the EU. The goal is to kick-start a major Renovation Wave across Europe focusing on improving the sustainability levels of buildings in line with the principles of circular economy. Despite the overall excitement about the potential benefits of EGD, the implications for the real estate sector are still unclear.

In this webinar, senior professionals share their views on the potential impact of EGD on different real estate stakeholders such as local governments, real estate owners / investors with special focus on REITs, tenants, developers and lenders.

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 11:01

In the first week of 2021, Bitcoin surpassed $38,000, propelling many alt-coins to all-time highs. However, despite strong recent performance, institutional investors have largely avoided the asset class, meaning performance has been driven primarily by individual investors and new entrants from hedge fund managers.