Founded in 2002, the CAIA Association is the world leader and authority in 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 more than 7,700 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 22 vibrant chapters located in financial centers around the world and sponsors more than 120 educational and networking events each year. 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. For more information on the FAI Program, please refer to For more about the CAIA Association, please refer to