UTS became a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA) academic partner in 2013. The partnership recognises the Alternative Investments course taught by the Finance Discipline Group and the CAIA membership of our full-time academic staff. There are four prestigious CAIA Exam scholarships awarded to students each semester through a competitive process.
The vision of CAIA is to be the leader in alternative investment education worldwide, and to be the catalyst for the best education in the field wherever it lies. The UTS-CAIA academic partnership informs our curriculum in the area of alternative investments. Our courses thereby provide students with current industry-related content presented in an academic framework.
The CAIA Association, a non-profit organization founded in 2002, is the world leader and authority in alternative investment education. The Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Program® is a natural extension of CAIA’s mission to provide solutions to specific market needs for alternative investment education. The CAIA Association is best known for the CAIA Charter®, an internationally recognized credential granted upon successful completion of a rigorous two-level exam series, combined with relevant work experience. Earning the CAIA Charter is the gateway to becoming a member of the CAIA Association, a global network of 6,900 alternative investment leaders located in 80+ countries, who have demonstrated a deep and thorough understanding of alternative investing. Having grown rapidly, the CAIA Association now supports vibrant chapters located in financial centres around the world and sponsors more than 120 educational and networking events each year.