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.

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 09:46

CAIA Member Greg Kaufmann and Duke Kim, Director of Institutional Client Solutions at The Giving Block, hosted the second part of an educational webcast around NFTs. In the first event, we covered investing in this emerging asset class. This second part was a practicum. We walked members through the process of transferring crypto from an exchange to a wallet and from there, we showed you how to buy an NFT. Time permitting, we looked at an NFT marketplace, viewed a live minting process, provided a brief introduction to Discord, reviewed some interesting NFT projects, and highlighted some additional resources. 

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 10:06

Our new report “CAIA Insights: The Rise of India’s Private Equity Market” has been released, where we showcase insights, spotlight opportunities, and summarize our call to action for this fast-evolving sector. Combining commentary penned by leading PEVC industry specialists, alongside CAIA’s crafted content, and supported by our knowledge and data partner – Venture Intelligence – we position tangible insights, actionable intelligence and provide knowledge on a market too big to ignore. To coincide with the report’s release, our launch webinar brought together a number of its authors to spotlight key themes, discussed why India’s emergence as one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and technology-orientated nations presents massive opportunities, and showcased India’s growing and increasingly sophisticated alternative investment industry.

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 10:08

India has reached a pivotal arc in its economic growth story, offering up broad reaching and significant investment opportunities demanding of attention. A key component is India’s Private Equity and Venture Capital (PEVC) sector where unprecedented attention is leading to burgeoning growth and its accompanying fruitful prospects.

Our new report “CAIA Insights: The Rise of India’s Private Equity Market” has been released, where we showcase insights, spotlight opportunities, and summarize our call to action for this fast-evolving sector. Combining commentary penned by leading PEVC industry specialists, alongside CAIA’s crafted content, and supported by our knowledge and data partner – Venture Intelligence – we position tangible insights, actionable intelligence and provide knowledge on a market too big to ignore.

To coincide with the report’s release, our launch webinar brought together a number of its authors to spotlight key themes, discussed why India’s emergence as one of the world’s most entrepreneurial and technology-orientated nations presents massive opportunities, and showcased India’s growing and increasingly sophisticated alternative investment industry.

Tue, 03/08/2022 - 14:24

CAIA CEO Bill Kelly speaks with Regan Landrigan of the Private Markets Club at the University of Delaware. The club recently launched a new and improved educational newsletter, with the first issue focused on proptech. Landrigan shares some of the insights he and his team gained in researching this hot topic.

Wed, 03/02/2022 - 16:40

The pursuit of diversification for the average financial advisor is not as straightforward as it once was. From private capital to collectibles, the barriers to access alternative asset classes are lower than ever, thanks to regulatory changes and product innovation. In this webcast, Phil Huber, CFA, CFP®, and Aaron Filbeck, CAIA, CFA, CIPM, FDP, discussed Phil’s background, his approach to asset allocation and portfolio construction for his clients, and his new book, The Allocator’s Edge

Wed, 03/02/2022 - 14:46

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. This webinar featured members of the FDP Curriculum Team as well as Candidate Relations. The following topics were discussed: Curriculum materials, exam format, and available resources. For each topic we discussed the required readings, keywords, learning objectives and sample questions. 

Wed, 02/23/2022 - 15:40

By now, you probably know what an NFT is. You have also probably heard of the staggering sums being made by individuals. More recently, several funds have launched that are approaching investing in NFTs in an institutional manner. CAIA is excited to have put together a panel of Funds to discuss the various approaches being used to invest in this emerging asset class. We reviewed the term NFT,  how NFTs are valued as well as some of the investment strategies being employed. This panel will be followed a few weeks later with a practicum on how to buy NFTs.

Tue, 02/22/2022 - 13:40

Diversification and digitalization are key factors in this challenging as well as shifting economy, in which African institutional investors juggle between currency restriction, language barriers and government regulation. During this webinar we speak about how to diversify investments by allocating to Alternative investments while complying to ESG standards.

Mon, 02/14/2022 - 11:25

Quantitative investors have long used traditional data sources, such as income statements and balance sheets of public firms, to drive stock selection models. With the explosion in the amount and diversity of data in the last five years, alternative data sources are quickly revolutionizing quantitative investing. Alternative data sources can include natural language processing of news and social media content, review of credit card transactions and consumer emails, and geolocation data using cell phone signals and satellite images.

Listen in as the Japan Alternative Data Accelerator Association and Financial Data Professional Institute have a discussion on the applications of alternative data in financial markets.

Mon, 02/14/2022 - 11:14

Dan Joldzic, CEO of Alexandria Technology and Keith Black, PhD, CFA, CAIA, FDP discussed how machines are interfacing with humans to effect manager selection and private asset secondary sales in this second installment of Turn Text to Alpha. After a quick recap of Part I (https://bit.ly/3r2k8nx), the webinar continued to discuss key questions that sit across technology and finance:

- Can machines actually uncover hidden patterns that escape the human eye and emotions?
- How would the interface between technology applications enhance our ability to pick the best managers and companies?
- What are the limitations on artificial intelligence and other machine learning based models that are most likely to hinder or interrupt results?
- Can AI be used to expedite the secondary sale of private assets?