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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.

Mon, 01/24/2022 - 12:21

Just a few years ago, the Financial Data Professional Institute was just an idea. Now, after five exam cycles, there are FDP Charterholders in 41 countries, and the global footprint is growing. CAIA CEO Bill Kelly and Keith Black, PhD, CFA, CAIA, FDP, Managing Director, Program Director, FDP Institute, discuss the curriculum, and why the FDP Institute’s highly specialized body of knowledge resonates with investment professionals.

Mon, 01/24/2022 - 11:52

There are many methods for conducting performance attribution with portfolios containing only liquid assets. A lack of periodic asset return data and a clear definition of what constitutes an appropriate market benchmark thwarts efforts to perform similar types of attribution analyses for portfolios of private equity funds (and other illiquid investments). This presentation covered a proposed methodology for decomposing private fund portfolio performance in an article, “Private Portfolio Attribution Analysis,” published in the Fall 2021 edition of The Journal of Alternative Investments.

Mon, 01/24/2022 - 08:44

There are currently over 11,000 cryptocurrencies and digital assets. With many experiencing price volatility of over 100% per year, or five times the volatility of stocks, there is substantial disagreement on how to value these assets. Some valuation models used for traditional equity valuation can be used to price these assets. Investors may also find it useful to understand business models, emerging industries, and oligopolistic models.

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 15:36

Map out your learning journey to obtain the CAIA Charter. CAIA EVP John Bowman shared the value add of the CAIA Charter, the updated curriculum, hiring trends, and how you can leverage your CAIA learnings as you advance your career. The CAIA team answered questions about the L1 and L2 programs, and cleared up any questions pertaining to testing.
 

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Wed, 01/19/2022 - 15:24

There are many methods for conducting performance attribution with portfolios containing only liquid assets. A lack of periodic asset return data and a clear definition of what constitutes an appropriate market benchmark thwarts efforts to perform similar types of attribution analyses for portfolios of private equity funds (and other illiquid investments). This presentation covered a proposed methodology for decomposing private fund portfolio performance in an article, “Private Portfolio Attribution Analysis,” published in the Fall 2021 edition of The Journal of Alternative Investments.

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Wed, 12/15/2021 - 14:36

ESG is no longer a mere add-on in a portfolio or investment strategy. For an increasing number of investors in alternatives, a thoughtful approach to ESG issues has become table stakes. As the industry continues to define the role of ESG and develop approaches to measure and analyze the effect of these issues on their portfolios, industry professionals must continue to educate themselves about the key trends and developments related to ESG across alternative asset classes. CAIA, in partnership with Nuveen, hosted a thought-provoking webinar series organized exclusively for the benefit of institutional investors across the world. In this fourth session, we discussed how asset owners can best integrate some of the most material ESG issues into their portfolios, regardless of asset class.

Tue, 12/14/2021 - 10:43

Listen in as Dan Joldzic, CEO & Quantitative Research, Alexandria Technology discusses natural language processing (NLP). NLP techniques can be used to analyze a variety of data sources, including news reports, company regulatory filings and earnings calls, as well as posts on social media sites such as Reddit. The output from these models can be used for stock selection with varying time horizons and degrees of alpha capture. This data can also be used to analyze sentiment regarding the ESG footprint of both public and private companies.

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 14:19

CAIA CEO Bill Kelly talks with Tony Davidow, President and Founder of T. Davidow Consulting LLC, about his new book, “Goals-Based Investing.” In their wide-ranging conversation, they touched on themes and changes Davidow sees in the wealth management advice space going forward, as well as current and future market conditions. As Davidow told Kelly, “I’d argue the next 10 years are going to be dramatically different than the last 10 years.”

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 08:52

CAIA CEO Bill Kelly was recently featured on The Fintech Files podcast, hosted by George Aliferis, where they discussed data and ethics in the investment management landscape. “A hallmark of a true professional, a true fiduciary, is doing the right thing when nobody's looking,” said Kelly, explaining that he added “diversity of people” into his blog’s tagline because it reflects his and CAIA’s commitment to diversity. Click here for the full podcast to hear more on data and ethics in investment management, and how Kelly connects this to the Hippocratic oath and talking Barbie dolls.

Wed, 12/08/2021 - 15:43

In a joint effort, KPMG International, CREATE-Research, and CAIA Association examined the role of capital markets in the transition to a low-carbon world. This report investigated the experiences to date of climate investing and the changes we can expect in the next three years, as we move towards a new investment paradigm. The research includes insights from 90 institutional investors, alternative investment managers, long only managers and pension consultants in 20 countries in all the key regions. This panel discussion focused on the insights, findings, and takeaways gathered from this report. Download the report here.