Sponsored by the CAIA Association®, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation is the only educational standard uniquely designed for individuals specializing in alternative investments. Covering hedge funds, real estate, private equity, commodities and managed futures, and credit derivatives, the CAIA charter demonstrates one's commitment to professionalism and command of AI's unique fundamentals—setting you and your firm apart from the competition.
The CAIA program is comprised of a two-tier exam process (Level I and Level II) through which you may earn the CAIA charter. The Level I exam challenges your understanding of the alternative investment market's tools and terms, and tests your knowledge of various trading strategies and their performance characteristics. The Level II exam assesses how you would apply the knowledge and analytics learned in Level I within a portfolio management context. Both levels incorporate segments on ethics and professional conduct, which are essential components of the CAIA program.