100 Women in Finance and the CAIA Foundation Announce ten 2019 Scholarship Recipients

May 13, 2019

New York (May 13, 2019) – 100 Women in Finance (100WF), PAAMCO Prisma, LLC and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Foundation have announced the ten 2019 recipients of the 100 Women in Finance CAIA Charter Scholarships. This scholarship program is now in its ninth year and has helped many women further their alternative investment careers.

The scholarship is underwritten by PAAMCO Prisma, LLC and provides resources to a select group of exceptional recipients as they work towards obtaining the CAIA Charter, the highest educational standard in the alternative investments industry. The scholarship covers all costs and resources associated with the CAIA Level I and Level II exams and CAIA Association membership dues for the first year.

The 100WF members who will be awarded scholarships in 2019 are:

  • Gita Advani, Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Singapore)
  • Sarah Williamson Atkins, Financial Controller / Adviser, 8 Strands (UK)
  • Heather Balke, Business Development Director, Systemic Risk Averse Funds (USA)
  • Lauren DiCerbo, Associate, Pluribus Labs (USA)
  • Joy Harnprasopwat, eFX Sales Specialist, TD Securities (USA)
  • Tahmina Igamberdiev, Director of Underwriting, Rise Line Business Credit (USA)
  • Stanislava Kostetskaia, Private Banker, DBS (Singapore)
  • Alexandra Melia, Client Relations Business Development, Alphadyne Asset Management LP (USA)
  • Roxy Rong, Lead, Low-touch Trading, PEAK6 Investments (USA)
  • Jeanette Turner, Chief Regulatory Officer, CSS (USA)

“A hearty congratulations to all of this year’s scholarship recipients. We’re now closing in on a decade of this program, and it is undeniable what a meaningful impact it has had in identifying and empowering a generation of leaders in the alternative investment industry,” said William J. Kelly, CEO of CAIA.

“This scholarship program strongly reflects our mission to empower women in the finance industry through every stage of their careers. We believe earning the CAIA certification will further distinguish these already accomplished women and enable greater career advancement. We thank PAAMCO Prisma, LLC and CAIA for their continued support,” said Amanda Pullinger, CEO, 100 Women in Finance. The scholarship criteria require applicants to be full members of 100WF, not eligible for program reimbursement by their employers, and have one year of professional experience in the alternative investment industry.

We encourage members to apply and refer colleagues to apply for the 2020 100WF CAIA Charter Scholarship. Some of our past awardees discuss the career benefits of their scholarship opportunity on our Voices of NextGen selfie videos.

Please learn more about 100WF’s Investing in the Next Generation Initiative, and ways you can become more involved.


About 100 Women in Finance

100 Women in Finance (www.100women.org) is a global network of professionals in the finance and alternative investment industries working together to empower women at every stage of their careers. Through peer engagement, philanthropic, and educational initiatives, our more than 15,000 members are making connections and creating opportunities that help to advance careers and strengthen our field.

About the CAIA Association

The CAIA Association is the world leader in alternative investment education, offering the only education pro­gram uniquely designed for individuals specializing in institutional-quality alternative investments. The 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 8,700 alternative investment professionals located in more than 90 countries. CAIA also offers the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Program (”Fundamentals”), an introductory-level online course, designed to provide a foundation in the core concepts in alternative investing. This program represents a natural extension of CAIA’s mission to provide solutions to specific market needs for alternative investment education. The CAIA Foundation partners with leading industry organizations to increase knowledge and talent in the field of alternative investing. Please visit http://foundation.caia.org for more information.

About PAAMCO Prisma, LLC

PAAMCO Prisma, LLC is a leading institutional investment firm dedicated to offering alternative investment solutions to the world’s preeminent investors. Since its founding in 2000, PAAMCO Prisma, LLC has focused on investing on behalf of its clients while striving to raise the standard for industry-wide best practices. Headquartered in Irvine, California with a global footprint that extends across North America, South America, Europe and Asia, PAAMCO Prisma, LLC serves institutional investors including large public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, endowments, insurance companies and financial institutions. The firm is known for its completeAlphaTM approach to hedge fund investing which focuses on delivering performance from early-stage opportunities, controlling costs, and protecting client assets. In addition, it offers fixed income investment solutions through Horizons and long-only active equity investing in select emerging markets through PAAMCO Prisma, LLC Miren.

In June 2017, KKR and PAAMCO announced the completion of their strategic transaction to combine PAAMCO and Prisma Capital Partners LP to create PAAMCO Prisma Holdings, LLC.

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