Alternative Investments: CAIA Level I, 4th Edition is the curriculum book for the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Level I professional examination. Covering the fundamentals of the alternative investment space, this book helps you build a foundation in alternative investment markets. You'll look closely at the different types of hedge fund strategies and the range of statistics used to define investment performance as you gain a deep familiarity with alternative investment terms and develop the computational ability to solve investment problems. From strategy characteristics to portfolio management strategies, this book contains the core material you will need to succeed on the CAIA Level I exam. This updated fourth edition tracks to the latest version of the exam and is accompanied by the following ancillaries: a workbook, study guide, learning objectives, and an ethics handbook.
About the Author
DONALD R. CHAMBERS, PhD, CAIA, is Associate Director of Programs at the CAIA Association, Chief Investment Officer of Biltmore Capital Advisors, and Emeritus Professor at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Dr. Chambers previously served as Director of Alternative Investments at Karpus Investment Management. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Alternative Investments. MARK J. P. ANSON, PhD, CAIA, CFA, CPA, JD, is Chief Investment Officer for Commonfund. Prior to joining Commonfund, he was the President and Chief Investment Officer of the Bass Family Office-winner of the Family Office of the Year award for 2014-2015. Dr. Anson previously served as President and Executive Director of Investment Services at Nuveen Investments Inc., Chief Executive Officer of both the British Telecom Pension Scheme and its wholly owned asset management company in London, Hermes Pension Management Limited, and Chief Investment Officer at California Public Employees' Retirement System. He has published over 100 research articles in professional journals, has won two Best Paper Awards, is the author of six financial textbooks, and sits on the editorial boards of several financial journals. KEITH H. BLACK, PhD, CFA, CAIA, FDP is a managing director at the CAIA Association overseeing content strategy. He was previously an associate at Ennis Knupp and prior, an assistant professor at Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Alternative Investments. HOSSEIN B. KAZEMI, PhD, CFA, is co-founder of and the Senior Advisor for the CAIA Association. Dr. Kazemi is the Michael and Cheryl Philipp Distinguished Professor of Finance at Isenberg School of Management, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Director of the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets, and editor of the Journal of Alternative Investments and Alternative Investment Analyst Review.