Fri, Mar 27, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

CAIA Association reaches 5,000 members worldwide as CAIA Charter conferred upon BlackRock Associate Hans Valer

Thursday, June 09, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update - The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association announced that its global membership of CAIA designees has reached 5,000, highlighting the exceptional growth and recognition of the designation within the finance industry. Currently, 48 percent of the association's members are from the Americas, 37 percent from the region covering Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and 15 percent from Asia-Pacific.

Hans Valer, associate within the Global Client Group at BlackRock (NYSE: BLK), is the CAIA Association's 5,000th member, having passed the CAIA Level II exam during the March 2011 exam cycle. "The CAIA designation was instrumental in helping me secure my current position at BlackRock. It was very useful to tell the interviewers that I had just passed the CAIA Level I and was preparing for the Level II," Valer said. "The CAIA designation helped me get a job with the largest asset manager in the world, so it's a pleasure to know I helped the CAIA Association achieve a milestone in its nine-year history."

Chris Leonard, Head of EMEA Human Resources at BlackRock, said: "BlackRock is proud to be an employer of choice for the best and brightest in our industry. To help our talent build a successful and rewarding career with our firm, we place strong emphasis on continuing employee development opportunities such as the CAIA program."

Florence Lombard, CEO of the CAIA Association, said: "The CAIA Association was created in 2002 to set the global standard for alternative investment education. Reaching the 5,000-member mark is a statement of the importance of the CAIA designation to the alternative investment industry. We are poised for further growth as alternative investments continue to attract institutional investors' allocations and regulators increasingly require professionals to demonstrate their knowledge and qualifications."

(press release)

Source

kb

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
http://www.opalesque.tv/youtube/Florence_Lombard/1

In this Opalesque.TV interview, Florence describes how the CAIA Association follows global asset allocations trends to stay at the leading edge of alternative investments. The Association is reactive and nimble enough to then use these new trends to build each curriculum, putting them at the forefront of continuing … http://www.opalesque.tv/youtube/Florence_Lombard/1 Matthias Knab |   June 09, 2011 09:55:26 PM
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Other Voices: Does the hedge fund industry benefit society?[more]

    This article was authored by Don Steinbrugge, Chairman of Agecroft Partners, a US-based global consulting and third party marketing firm for hedge funds. It is no secret that the hedge fund industry is viewed negatively by a la

  2. Private credit comes into focus for investors[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As investors look for a way out of the low yield/no yield environment, private credit is becoming an increasingly attractive asset class, according to a white paper from Bayshore Capital Advisors. Private credit has grown steadily since the financial crisis as

  3. M&A - Hedge funds no longer attractive targets for banks, reinsurers, Blackstone buys stake in Christopher Pucillo’s Solus event-driven hedge fund[more]

    Hedge funds no longer attractive targets for banks, reinsurers From Institutionalinvestor.com: Swiss RE, the world’s second-largest reinsurer, is looking to sell its 15 percent stake in Jersey, Channel Islands–based hedge fund firm Brevan Howard Asset Management. Morgan Stanley reported

  4. Opalesque Radio: Threadneedle expects continuing equity volatility this year[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Investors should expect more volatility, which is signaling a "slow moving" top to the market, KKM Financial’s founder and CEO Jeff Kilburg told CNBC on Monday. And this volatility is going

  5. Hedge funds show strong performance of 2.52% so far in 2015[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge fund industry got off to a strong start in 2015 "completely unmindful" of the poor performance last year, according to data provider Preqin. According to Preqin, following a year which saw the average he

 

banner