Have you considered the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Charter?
Hedge funds, real assets and private equity assets under management continue to grow globally and on the back of this we have seen an increase in fund managers selecting Ireland as their domicile and service location.
With Ireland being the largest alternative fund service centre in the world we have become subject matter experts in the areas of legal, audit, risk, compliance and operations.
It is an exciting time to be working in the alternative investment sector with both established and new entrants actively hiring on the back of new business wins. Due to the bespoke and high value nature of the funds our client’s recruitment requirements have changed over the last 12 months.
Clients would like to meet with commercially minded professionals who understand alternative investment fund strategies and a professional qualification in this area is highly desirable.
The CAIA Association was founded in 2002 and is viewed as the global authority in alternative investment education. It is best known for the CAIA charter, which is an internationally recognised finance credential and the gateway to a network of more than 10,000 alternative investment leaders in more than 95 countries.
We have witnessed an increased demand for CAIA qualified candidates and it’s a good option for people who do not want to go down the traditional Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) route.
Due to the continued growth in this sector CAIA is an excellent option for people considering a professional qualification.
The benefits of the CAIA are:
The CAIA Association gives members access to a global network and are the only recognized designation for Alternative Investment expertise.
CAIA charter holders will have an in-depth understanding of alternative investment concepts, tools, and practices.
Compared to the CFA which is best suited to revenue generating investment professionals, the CAIA is quite diverse and appeals to front, middle and back office personnel.