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The New Zealand Absolute Return Association endorses the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association®.
The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association® is an independent, not-for-profit global organization committed to education and professionalism in the field of alternative investments.

Founded in 2002, the Association is the sponsoring body for the CAIA designation. Recognized globally, the designation certifies one’s mastery of the concepts, tools and practices essential for understanding alternative investments and promotes adherence to high standards of professional conduct.
The CAIA charter is earned through successful completion of all CAIA program requirements, including the Level I and Level II examinations.
The CAIA curriculum focuses on the five core areas of alternative investments:

– Hedge Funds

– Managed Futures

– Private Equity

– Commodities

– Real Estate

In addition, the curriculum includes quantitative techniques and professional standards.

Please click on the logo above to be taken to the CAIA website.

Please note the links below for more information on the CAIA program.
Preliminary Diagnostic Review - a test of the traditional finance material that candidates are expected to know)

Meet a CAIA Member

Please note a representative of CAIA is likely to be visiting Australia and New Zealand in early 2009.

Please call +64 21 564 555 for local information on the CAIA program.

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