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The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, a non-profit organization founded in 2002, is the world leader in alternative investment education. The CAIA Association is best known for the CAIA Charter. Earning the CAIA Charter is the gateway to becoming a member of the CAIA Association, a network of 6,900 AI leaders located in 80+ countries. CAIA is considered a leading authority on industry trends and developments worldwide.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Cambrian Explosion

Three scholars affiliated with University College London have posted a paper on the dangers that increasingly sophisticated algorithms pose for markets, employing a fascinating analogy from paleontology. But we begin with their big picture. The autho...

Diversification: The Only Free 3-Course Meal?

By Aaron Filbeck, CAIA, CFA, CIPM | Associate Director, Content Development at CAIA Association Depending on the day this blogpost is published, equity markets could be up 10% or down 10%. I guess timing blogposts is just as hard as timing the market...

‘Access to private capital benefits should not require premier status’

John Bowman, CFA, Senior Managing Director at CAIA Association “If the devil can quote Scripture, in his spare time he might be working on private capital return methodology.” So uttered Bill Elfers in 1995, founder of Greylock Capital and arguab...

Be Direct with Me, Please!

By Aaron Filbeck, CAIA, CFA, CIPM Associate Director, Content Development at CAIA Association Original Article: “Direct Investments” by Paul Kenny, AIAR Volume 8, Issue 3 Viewpoint Author: Aaron Filbeck, CFA, CAIA, CIPM Excerpted from the Alterna...

Machine learning is not magic—It is just a tool!

Keith Black, PhD, CFA, CAIA, FDP, Managing Director of Content Strategy, CAIA Association “Building your dream has to start now There’s no other road to take You won’t make a mistake I’ll be guiding you You have to believe we are magic Nothin...