Career after CAIA Designation

WHY Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst

Becoming a Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst is an excellent way to break into a job with a firm that specializes in alternative investments such as hedge funds, venture capital, private equity and real estate


By earning the CAIA Charter, you join a global community of more than 8,700 other CAIA Charterholder in more than 80 countries around the world.

The CAIA Charter is recognized as the global benchmark in alternative investment education and is a steppingstone for many new entrants into the field.

CAIA Charter is the educational standard for professionals who specialize in advising and managing alternative investments such as hedge funds, venture capital, private equity and real estate investments.

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Course

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Course Details

 

CAIA Level-I

Approximate Exam Weight

Professional Standards and Ethics 15-25%
Introduction to Alternative Investments 20-28%
Real Assets including Commodities 11-17%
Hedge Funds 12-20%
Private Equity 11-17%
Structured Products 10-14%
Professional Standards and Ethics 15-25%
Introduction to Alternative Investments 20-28%

CAIA-Level-II

Multiple Choice

Constructed Response

Ethics, Regulation, and ESG 0% 10%
Models 8-12% 0-10%
Institutional Asset Owners and Investment Policies 8-12% 0-10%
Risk and Risk Management 8-12% 0-10%
Accessing Alternative Investments 8-12% 0-10%
Methods for Alternative Investing 8-12% 0-10%
Due Diligence and Selecting Strategies 8-12% 0-10%
Volatility and Complex Strategies 8-12% 0-10%
Current and Integrated Topics 0% 10%

Who should take Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst?

Risk Manager

Portfolio Managers

Risk Managers

Analysts

Traders

Business Development / Marketing Manager

Operations Managers

Advisors

Why Delphi?

Certified & Professional Trainers

Our faculties are qualified & industry experts with significant experience in their domain.

Live Instructor Led Training

We conduct live classes through GoToMeeting, Zoom and other live meeting software.

Cloud e-learning portal

Get live class notifications, view class recordings, or practice questions all in one access.

Flexible Batch Timings

All our batch schedules are designed to support work while you study principle.

Placement Assistance

We guide you to benefit from the newly acquired global professional certification.

Reputed Study Materials

We provide internationally reputed study materials with our customized success slides.

Exam Pass Guarantee

We guarantee you’ll pass your exam on the first attempt.

CAIA Course Trainer

Shyam Sarrof

CPA (USA), CMA (USA), ACA, ACMA, CS, CFA, ACTM, MBA, B Com (H)

Shyam is a versatile scholar and trainer, possessing a hard-core Advisory, Control & Risk Management experience of more than 22 years.Read More

Avijit Goswami

CPA (USA), CMA (USA), FCS, FCMA, LLB, CFA, M.Com.

Mr. Avijit Goswami, an educationist possessing the qualities of a leader has come back to India to launch his education venture Read More

Certified & Professional Trainers

Our faculties are qualified & industry experts with significant experience in their domain.

CAIA Course FAQs

The Level I and Level II exams are offered twice in a year, in late August / September and late February / March, giving candidates the opportunity to complete the CAIA program within a single year, if they choose to do so. The Level I and Level II exams cannot be taken within the same exam window. CAIA Candidates have unlimited time to pass the Level II exam after passing Level I to qualify for the CAIA Charter.

The CAIA exams are administered by Pearson VUE testing centers around the world. Review the current list of exam locations to determine where the CAIA exams are offered. For more information and to view a list of current sites offering the CAIA exams, visit Exam Locations.

The CAIA Examination staff uses 70% of the total points as the initial benchmark, but since they compare the candidate’s score against the average exam score, the curve effectively moves the passing score below 70%. The passing score and candidate’s actual score are never disclosed.

The exam is 100% computerized, but don’t expect to get the score right after the exam.

You can expect to get your results within 3 weeks for Level 1 and 6 weeks for Level 2.

The CFA exam is harder according to both student surveys and official pass rates. Only 43% of CFA test-takers pass Level 1, with 47% passing Level 2 and 54% passing Level 3, whereas for CAIA, pass rates are higher for both Level 1 (63% in 2017) and Level 2 (59%).

Two levels

The CAIA program is divided into two levels. The Level I curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of alternative investment markets, while Level II concentrates on advanced topics in alternative investments. Both levels take a global perspective and incorporate issues of ethics and professional conduct.

CAIA is primarily a multi-asset primer and benchmark for investment professionals. Whether it’s worthwhile or not depends on your career aspirations. About half of all CAIA charter holders work in some investment decision-making capacity (analyst, portfolio manager, asset consultant).