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.

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 16:03

Aaron Filbeck, Director, Global Content Development, CAIA Association explores and reviews information about the CAIA Association and our flagship program, the CAIA Charter Designation program

Fri, 07/23/2021 - 11:44

Infrastructure serves as an important element of an investment portfolio. In this presentation Aaron Filbeck provides an overview of infrastructure as an asset class, explores the historical performance of infrastructure, and comments on their role in asset allocation and inflation protection. The differences between infrastructure and financial assets are compared during this conversation, while various methods of obtaining exposure to infrastructure are evaluated, specifically looking at rising inflation and the possible implications.

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 15:20

On average, venture capital and buyout funds experience a performance fall off after seven to eight years, while the cross-sectional dispersion amongst them increases. Listen to the authors of “The Evolution of Private Equity Fund Value”, published in The Journal of Alternative Investments, as they discuss their research findings, which represents the first large-sample analysis of buyout and venture capital fund values over their lifetimes.

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 09:40

CAIA's Director of Marketing, Jeanne Barron, interviews CEO Bill Kelly and John Bowman to hear insights on the evolution of the CAIA blog and to announce the launch of Portfolio for the Future.

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 12:17

This session on analyzing cryptocurrency fund performance opens with a keynote presentation by Dr. Daniele Bianchi, during which he shares his findings from his latest paper. His presentation is followed by a panel discussion with Sui Chung, CEO of CF Benchmarks, Bastien Buchwalter, Associate Professor of Finance at SKEMA Business School, and Ken Odeluga, Head of Research and Content at CF Benchmarks. The panel shares insights on performance measurement, benchmarking, and portfolio considerations within the crypto asset space.

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Wed, 06/23/2021 - 08:31

Allocating to illiquid assets brings an additional factor to the optimization process beyond risk and return: illiquidity. Join William Kinlaw, CFA, Senior Managing Director, Head of State Street Associates, and David Turkington, CFA, Senior Managing Director and Head of Portfolio and Risk Research, State Street Associates, as they discuss how to incorporate illiquidity of asset classes, such as private equity, into the asset allocation and portfolio construction process. This session is moderated by Lydia Ofori, CFA, CAIA, Founder & CEO, Hunter Labs Technologies.

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 10:16

Join Michelle Noyes, Managing Director, AIMA, as she hosts a panel of experts who aim to provide interns with a view to different paths a career in this industry can take.

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 16:38

Aaron Filbeck discusses the characteristics of hedge funds, including recent statistics on the growth of the industry and an overview of funds by age, domicile, and concentrations across the hedge fund universe. Aaron presents an overview of environmental, social, and governance investing (ESG), a discussion of the history of ESG investing, a comparison of the three primary approaches to ESG investing-socially responsible investing (SRI), impact investing and ESG integration- and discusses the three pillars of ESG: environmental, social, and governance.

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 09:20

The world of alternative investments continues to grow and change. Nearly $10 trillion in assets have flowed into the alternative investment industry in the last fifteen years. Now alternative investments are starting to show up in mutual funds and ETFs. What might the future hold? Keith Black, PhD, CAIA, CFA, FDP, Managing Director of Content Strategy, CAIA Association, and Michelle Noyes, CAIA, Managing Director, AIMA, discuss. 

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 15:19

During this webcast we address the story beyond the numbers of the manager selection process both globally and within the African continent. The Africa Rising narrative has been phenomenal for Africa and has led to several transformational developments. Africa continues to attract foreign institutional investors as well as a burgeoning set of local asset owners to the continent. These institutional investors utilize a broad array of alternative investment strategies in order to meet their investment and developmental objectives. We discuss asset allocation trends, evolving alternative investment strategies, and how to assess proper due diligence. In addition, learn the risks an asset owner should take into consideration and why qualitative factors are as important or more important than quantitative factors in alternative manager due diligence.

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 12:01

Commodities may serve as an important element of an investment portfolio. In this presentation, Dr. Keith Black provides an overview of commodities as an asset class, explore the historical performance of commodities, and comment on their role in asset allocation and inflation protection. We compare the differences between commodities and financial assets. Various methods of obtaining exposure to commodities are evaluated, and we conclude with a discussion of futures based commodities investments. The second half of our program features an interview with Kathryn Kaminski where we explore current topics in commodities investment and look specifically at rising inflation and the possible implications.