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    What is
    CAIA Course?

    The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) is a professional designation for financial professionals who want to demonstrate competency in analyzing alternative investments such as hedge funds, private equity, real estate, and structured products. The CAIA Association offers the CAIA Charter, which is recognized globally as the benchmark for analysis, application, and standards of practice in the alternative investments industry. To earn the CAIA designation, individuals must complete a two-level curriculum that includes exams on topics like professional standards and ethics, risk management, and portfolio management, and meet minimum education and experience requirements. The CAIA Charter is considered the premier credential for professionals involved in the management, analysis, distribution, or regulation of alternative investments.

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      CAIA Exam Format and Fees

      Exam Component Level 1 Level 2
      Total Questions 200 100
      Time Limit 4 Hours 4 Hours

      First-Time Level I First-Time Level II First-time LII CFA Stackers Retake
      Early Reg Standard Early Reg Standard Early Reg Standard
      Enrollment Fee 400 400 400 400
      Exam Registration (includes digital curriculum*) 995 1,395 995 1,395 995 1,395 795
      TOTAL 1,395 1,795 995 1,395 1,395 1,795 795

      CAIA exam dates & registration deadlines.

      CAIA Registration Deadlines March 2024 CAIA Exams (Level 1 and 2) September 2024 CAIA Exams (Level 1 and 2)
      Registration Opens 9 Oct 2023 15 Apr 2024
      Early Registration Deadline 4 Dec 2023 10 June 2024
      Registration Closes 12 Feb 2024 19 Aug 2024
      CAIA Level 1 Exam Window 4-15 Mar 2024 (in-person)

      4-10 Mar 2024 (online)

      2-13 Sep 2024 (in-person)

      2-8 Sep 2024 (online)

      CAIA Level 2 Exam Window 18-29 Mar 2024 (in-person)

      18-24 Mar 2024 (online)

      16-27 Sep 2024 (in-person)

      16-22 Sep 2024 (online)

      CAIA Syllabus and Topic Weightage

      Level I Topic Approximate Exam Weight
      Professional Standards and Ethics 15% – 25%
      Introduction to Alternative Investments 20% – 28%
      Real Assets 11% – 17%
      Private Equity 12% – 20%
      Hedge Funds 11% – 17%
      Structured Products 10% – 14%

      Level II Topic Question Format
      Multiple-Choice Constructed-Response
      Emerging Topics 0% 10%
      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%
      Methods for Alternative Investment 8% – 12% 0 – 10%
      Accessing Alternative Investments 8% – 12% 0 – 10%
      Due Diligence and Selecting Managers 8% – 12% 0 – 10%
      Volatility and Complex Strategies 8% – 12% 0 – 10%
      Total 70% 30%

      CAIA Courses ( Level 1 )

      Basic

      [Question Bank Package]

      Early Bird Fee – ₹ 12,000

      Standard Fee – ₹ 14,000 [Post 1st May 2024]

      • Total 900+ Question Bank with Solution [Mobile App + Web Access]
      • All Chapter Wise Question Set with Solution [Mobile App + Web Access]
      • 3 Exam Oriented Mock Papers Provided [Mobile App + Web Access]
      • Summary PPT [Mobile App + Web Access]
      • Access to Fintelligents Exam Update on Telegram Channel
      • Access till Sep 2024
      • Access is on 1 Laptop and 1 Mobile App
      • Access is Specific to one system and one Mobile
      • Content will be available from 15th May 2024
      • Study Planner

      Standard

      [Video Lectures Package]

      Early Bird Fee – ₹ 20,000

      Standard Fee – ₹ 23,000 [Post 1st May 2024]

      • Video Lectures covering all the chapters
      • Total 900+ Question Bank with Solution [Mobile App + Web Access]
      • All Chapter Wise Question Set with Solution [Mobile App + Web Access]
      • 3 Exam Oriented Mock Papers Provided [Mobile App + Web Access]
      • Summary PPT [Mobile App + Web Access]
      • Access to Fintelligents Exam Update on Telegram Channel
      • Access till Sep 2024
      • Access is on 1 Laptop and 1 Mobile App
      • Access is Specific to one system and one Mobile
      • Content will be available from 15th May 2024
      • Study Planner

      Benefits of CAIA Certificate

      Industry Recognition

      Improve your career prospects by acquiring internationally recognized knowledge and credibility in alternative investments.

      Emerging Trends

      Explore opportunities by gaining new insights into emerging industries, advanced technology, and niche markets, as well as identifying evolving strategies for future advancement.

      Gain Long-Term Sustainability

      In today’s fast-changing economic, geopolitical, regulatory, and social environment, the effective long-term management of assets requires a broad range of interdisciplinary knowledge.

      Industry-Demanded Skill

      Elevate your professional profile by honing essential industry-demanded skills.

      Networking

      Cultivate valuable connections and expand your professional network within the industry. Build relationships with peers, mentors, and leaders to stay updated on industry trends, job opportunities, and potential collaborations.

      Complementary Designation

      Enhance your expertise and marketability by acquiring complementary designations that complement your existing skill set. These additional certifications and qualifications can differentiate you in the competitive job market and open doors to new career opportunities.

      Companies Hiring for CAIA

      Jobs after CAIA certification

      Investment Analyst

      Portfolio manager

      Investment Consultant

      Investment Advisor

      Success stories

      CAIA Exam Frequently Asked Questions

      That said, it’s important to note that the CFA exams have 3 levels, while the CAIA exam has only 2 levels. Considering the CFA exams’ lower pass rates (ranging from 22% – 56% depending on the level) compared to the CAIA’s pass rates (50-69% on average) , many perceive the CFA exams as more challenging.

      The CAIA is valuable in large part as alternative investments are a key element of many institutional investment portfolios. The CAIA is useful for financial professionals who want to focus on alternative investments at pension funds, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds.

      The CAIA salary in India varies from 5 to 25 lacs per year, depending on the individual’s experience and the organization where they work. Senior financial analyst and VP finance are among the highest-paying CAIA jobs.

      If you prefer to specialize in unconventional investments like hedge funds or private equity, the CAIA Charter is for you. Certified FRMs typically hold managerial and executive-level positions focusing on risk and investment risk.

      After earning the CAIA certificate, you can expect to be recognized and respected as an alternative investing leader by employers, peers, and clients. Acquire industry skills and educational standards to broaden your career opportunities.

      Per the CAIA Association Membership FAQ , in order to receive the CAIA certification,you must pass some exams, possess a bachelor’s degree, and have at least one year of relevant work experience. You can attempt the exams in college, although you’ll need to wait at least a year to be fully qualified.