Alternative Investment Management Association
By Florence Lombard, CEO
The CAIA Charter is the global benchmark for alternative investment education. Developed, regularly reviewed and expanded by academics and senior industry practitioners, the CAIA curriculum provides regulators and investment professionals with a complete background in alternative investments. Understanding these complex markets and strategies is essential for more effective and proactive regulatory oversight and relevant legislation.
The CAIA Charter has been recognized by leading global regulator authorities such as the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA), the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Securities and Futures Commission Hong Kong (SFC) and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA).
In the UK, the FSA has added the CAIA Association as a Qualification Provider to itsAppropriate Qualification Tablesfor Securities Advising & Dealing in the UK.Successful completion of the CAIA Level I examinationis now recognized among the appropriate qualifications for Activity 12 by the FSA.
In support of CAIA UK members’ efforts to obtain a Statement of Professional Standing (SPS) from CFA UK, one of eight FSA Accredited Bodies able to provide SPS, the CAIA Association arranged a one-day gap-fill on Investment Principles and Risk and Securities in March and April 2013 at the CFA Institute in London.
In another example of regulatory endorsement, the MAS, through its Financial Training Scheme (FTS) grant, has for a number of years supported the CAIA program and charter by reimbursing 50% of all training costs and registration fees up to SGD$3,000 for qualified employees of Singapore-based entities.
The CAIA Association supports the regulatory community by offering a substantial discount to the CAIA program. Full time and qualifying employees of regulatory authorities will be charged a reduced exam registration fee of US$450 for each level of the CAIA exam. No program enrollment fee is required.
With an exclusive network of more than 6,400 CAIA members, 16 global chapters, in 80 countries, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association provides all its members with a powerful international network of investment professionals and numerous educational events.
To learn more about earning the CAIA Charter and how alternative investment education can support your career, visit CAIA.org info@CAIA.org or call +1 413 253 7373 for more information.
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