AIMA & CAIA Intern and Young Professional Boot Camp


Are you or your team getting started in the alternative investment industry or still unsure about where to focus? Is your intern program kicking off this summer?

In this three-part series, the CAIA Association and AIMA are joining forces to provide educational content and career insight for students, interns, and young professionals who want to learn more about careers in the alternative investment space.

Please note, you will need to register for each session separately.

The State of Alternative Investments
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (EDT)

In this first web seminar, please join Dr. Keith Black, PhD., CAIA, CFA,FDP as he discusses the state of alternative investments. 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 alterantive investments is starting to show up in mutual funds and ETFs. What might the future hold?


Keith Black, Ph.D., CFA, CAIA, FDP, Managing Director, Content Strategy, CAIA Association


Hedge Funds I: Structure, Categories and Biases followed by ESG History, Approaches and Integration
Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (EDT)

In this second of three web seminars, please join Aaron Filbeck, CAIA, CFA, FDP, CIPM, Director, Global Content Development at CAIA as he 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. We look at hedge fund industry performance and the dynamics of particular investment strategies. Finally, we cover issues with hedge fund industry databases, noting the role of indices, the presence of biases, and the implications of imperfections in performance measurement process.

Aaron will then present an overview of environmental, social, and governance investing (ESG). First, we discuss the history of ESG investing, including its evolution from values-based investment philosophy to a data-centric investment process. Next, we compare the three primary approaches to ESG investing: socially responsible investing (SRI), impact investing and ESG integration. Finally, with a focus on ESG integration, we discuss the three pillars of ESG: environmental, social, and governance, and how an investor may consider each when making investment decisions. 


Aaron Filbeck, CFA, CAIA, CIPM, FDP, Director, Global Content Development, CAIA Association

Aaron Filbeck

Director, Global Content Development, CAIA Association


Career Panel
Friday, June 18, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (EDT)

In this third web seminar, please join Michelle Noyes, Managing Director, AIMA, as she hosts a panel of experts that aim to provide interns with a view to different paths a career in this industry can take covering both investment and non-investment roles.


Maria Henry, Associate, The Blackstone Group  
Noelle Sisco, CFA, CAIA, Director, Napier Park Global Capital 
Joanne La Porte, Investment Solutions Analyst, Aspect Capital
Shudan Ma, CPA, CFA, Senior Fund Accountant, Citco


Michelle Noyes, Managing Director, AIMA



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