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100WHF announces third year of CAIA Scholars Program

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - 100 Women in Hedge Funds is pleased to announce the third year of the 100 Women in Hedge Funds / CAIA Scholars program. The scholarship program, administered by the CAIA Foundation, was established in 2011 in collaboration with the 100WHF Institute and is underwritten by PAAMCO to support women seeking to earn the CAIA designation, the highest standard of education in alternative investments.

This Scholarship is open annually to 10 individuals with an interest in pursuing a career in alternative investment management with a specific focus on portfolio management. To be considered for the 2013 entering CAIA class, applicants must be full members of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, not be eligible for program reimbursement by their employers, have a minimum of one year of professional experience in the alternative investment industry and commit to register for the Level I CAIA exam in September 2013. The scholarships cover the enrollment and registration fees of the examination process of the CAIA designation and also include study materials.

Applications to enter the CAIA program in September 2013 will be accepted beginning February 18, 2013. Deadline to apply: 11:59 PM EDT on Monday, April 1, 2013. Please go to100 Women in Hedge Funds for more details and the link to start the application process.

The CAIA Foundation and its partners encourage talented professionals to apply for scholarships. Upon award, scholars agree to serve as an organizational steward for CAIA events and/or activities and allow CAIA to use information in support of CAIA marketing campaigns. The scholarships cover enrollment and first-time registration fees for CAIA Level I and Level II exams, CAIA Knowledge Series textbooks, CFA Standards of Practice Handbook, Core Integrated Topics for Level II, Schweser CAIA Level I and Level II Premium Instruction Study Solution®, and the CAIA Association membership fee for the first year.

100 Women in Hedge Funds/CAIA Scholars receive:

Enrollment and first-time registration fees waived (Level I and Level II exams) CAIA Knowledge Series textbooks (courtesy Wiley Publishing) CFA Standards of Practice Handbook, 10th edition Core Integrated Topics for Level II (courtesy IIJ) Schweser CAIA Level I and Level II Premium Instruction Study Solution® First year CAIA Association Membership Fee waived

The Scholarship Committee developed criteria for this initiative, and the CAIA Foundation reviews and selects the finalists, with the final decision being made by CAIA from among the recommended finalists.

2013 Scholarship awards will be announced by the end of May 2013 for the September CAIA exam.

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