Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst

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A chartered alternative investment analyst is an individual who has been granted accreditation by the CAIA Association. Earning the CAIA designation requires the passage of two exams covering issues and topics relevant to the alternative investment community. Such topics include:[1]

  • Professional Standards and Ethics
  • Introduction to Alternative Investments
  • Real Assets
  • Hedge Funds
  • Structured Products
  • Commodities
  • Private Equity
  • Structured Products
  • Risk Management and Portfolio Management
  • Manager Selection, Due Diligence, and Regulation
  • Research Issues and Current Topics


  1. Study Guide. CAIA Association.