The CAIA Foundation's mission is to increase knowledge and talent in the alternative investment industry for the benefit of the investor.


The CAIA Foundation enables the finance industry to participate in the development and dissemination of alternative investment knowledge. Partners of the Foundation participate by funding research and commentary on alternative investments, contributing to the enhancement of alternative investment curriculum standards, and encouraging talent through scholarships and recognition. The Foundation was established in February 2011. For more information on supporting the CAIA Foundation, please send an email to or call (413) 253-7373.

CAIA Foundation is proud to have partnered with 100 Women in Finance, who, with the generous funding of Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO), established the
"100 Women in Finance/CAIA Scholars," a program aimed at attracting and rewarding rising women in the alternative investment field.

100 Women in Hedge Funds

100 Women in Finance/CAIA Scholarships Supporters

The following organizations have generously contributed services to support the Scholars:

Kaplan Schweser

Kaplan Schweser supports the CAIA Scholars by providing its comprehensive CAIA Level I and II Premium Instruction Study Solution.

Upper Mark

UpperMark supports the CAIA Scholars by providing its comprehensive CAIA Level I and II Platinum Suite Study Package.

Wiley Publishers

Wiley supports the CAIA Scholars by providing the CAIA Level I and II Knowledge Series textbooks