Multimedia Library

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, 11/01/2022 - 16:20

How can investment professionals meet their clients' needs under ever-changing economic and market conditions? We call future-proofed portfolios the Portfolio for the Future™. The five distinct marks of the Portfolio for the Future™ are the defining features of all-weather portfolios that meet the challenges of the global economy and capital markets. The 5 marks are – Broadly Diversified, Less Liquid, Rooted in a Fiduciary Mindset, Actively Engaged and Dependent on Operational Alpha.

Tune in to entail on an exciting webinar journey which will cover a range of topics around the investment dynamics for an ardent finance professional.

Thu, 10/20/2022 - 15:09

Much has been written about the great wealth transfer expected this decade. It is estimated that women will assume control of nearly thirty trillion dollars within the next ten years. Additionally, they will continue to earn more, as business founders with women-owned companies reaching “unicorn status” grew from 18 to 83 between 2020 to 2021 alone! How does this wealth transfer and growth for women impact the private wealth management industry, and, more broadly, the asset management industry? How must the industry change to meet the needs of this growing body of wealthy women? This session offered a discussion around examining the unique challenges posed to the industry associated with women as clients and investors. Both advisors and the industry will need to evolve to meet the distinctive needs of women – their perspectives, attitudes, and strategies.

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 12:08

The Rocky Mountain Chapter seeks to build a diverse and inclusive community of CAIA Members, Candidates, and industry professionals across seven western US states including Colorado, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. The Chapter will provide opportunities to network, share ideas, educate and promote the use of alternative investments to improve long-term outcomes for investors and society.

CAIA's CEO Bill Kelly, EVP John Bowman, and CAIA Foundation President, Debbie McLean, were in attendance in Denver as we officially launched the Rocky Mountain CAIA Chapter. The launch event featured two panel discussions from industry thought-leaders.

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 15:50

To support FDP Candidates and those considering the pursuit of the FDP Charter, we offered a brief, live webinar with our Curriculum team. A typical Orientation Session includes the following:

• Review sample exam questions.
• Learn exam-taking tips.
• Have your questions answered by our exam experts.

Formal remarks of the presentation lasted approximately 45 minutes, with 15 minutes for Q&A.

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 11:29

Today's investors face daunting prediction challenges, and it is more critical than ever to blend intuition with data-driven rigor. Dr. Hossein Kazemi of the FDP Institute hosted a discussion with co-authors of the new book “Prediction Revisited”, David Turkington and Megan Czasonis. The focus of the discussion was on the building blocks of data-driven prediction from a fresh perspective whereby data represents “experiences” rather than variables, revealing the link between linear regression and information theory and how the concept of relevance leads to more intuitive and effective predictions.

Tue, 08/30/2022 - 14:30

What types of managers and strategies use quantitative techniques such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, regression, and backtesting? What do investors need to understand before making allocations to these strategies? What due diligence considerations are specifically helpful when evaluating quantitative managers? Albourne Partners, AIMA, and FDP Institute hosted a discussion on quantitative investing. Dr. Keith Black, FDP Institute discussed the landscape of quantitative investing with Michelle Noyes, AIMA and Michael Ide, Albourne Partners.

The Financial Data Professional Institute (FDPI), established by CAIA Association, has designed a self-study program to provide financial professionals with an efficient path to learn the essential aspects of financial data science.

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 10:08

The Portfolio for the Future simultaneously represents a “back to basics” mantra and a forward-looking view of where our industry and capital markets are headed. What defined success over the past decades may very well be at a tipping point at a time where many of these secular trends may be challenged moving forward. Rising inflation, tightening monetary policy, low and volatile interest rates, and high valuations mean that the Portfolio for the Future will be defined by five distinct “marks”: Broadly Diversified, Less Liquid, Rooted in a Fiduciary Mindset, Actively Engaged, and Dependent on Operational Alpha.

Listen in as CAIA's CEO Bill Kelly, CAIA, EVP John Bowman, CFA, and a world class panel of senior investment professionals explore this new initiative.

Wed, 08/17/2022 - 12:41

Language is one of the great untapped resources of information. Today’s NLP field covers the full cycle of recognizing and understanding speech, processing natural language and generating text including automatic coding. NLP is everywhere – when you dictate a text message to Siri, ask Alexa for the weather, search on Google, use email services that filter out spam, check out spelling and grammar, and even autocomplete an entire message.

Adoption in financial services is wide and high impact with applications such as – sentiment analysis, tracking relationships, legal and compliance, speech recognition and advanced chatbots, information retrieval, and ESG.

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 15:34

Language is one of the great untapped resources of information. Today’s NLP field covers the full cycle of recognizing and understanding speech, processing natural language and generating text including automatic coding. NLP is everywhere – when you dictate a text message to Siri, ask Alexa for the weather, search on Google, use email services that filter out spam, check out spelling and grammar, and even autocomplete an entire message.

Adoption in financial services is wide and high impact with applications such as – sentiment analysis, tracking relationships, legal and compliance, speech recognition and advanced chatbots, information retrieval, and ESG. We discussed the current state of NLP and implications for financial services.

Wed, 07/27/2022 - 15:20

With the intersection of product democratization and the evolution of advice in the wealth management space many questions arise: 

- What is the role of governance? 

- How important is product knowledge? 

- What is the true meaning of funded contentment beyond the four corners of your financial balance sheet? 

Panelists Brian Portnoy, CFA and Founder of Shaping Wealth; Martina Kelly, Director of Funds, IOB Ireland; Aaron Filbeck, CAIA, CFA, CIPM, FDP, Managing Director, and Head of UniFi by CAIA™, CAIA Association, and moderated by Laura Merlini, CAIA, Managing Director, EMEA, Industry Relations, CAIA Association held a lively discussion exploring the evolution of the wealth management space. 

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 09:33

Due to the transparent nature of public blockchains, substantial data is available to traders. Listen in as we discuss algorithmic trading powered by machine learning, as well as delving into some interesting and unexpected findings. Algorithmic trading using non-deterministic methods are also discussed.