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CAIA® Course - Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst℠ Program

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst℠ (CAIA®) program is the first and only designation focusing on alternative investments. Founded by the CAIA Association® in 2002, it has quickly gained momentum over the past few years.

The course is designed to provide finance professionals with an extensive foundation of knowledge in traditional and alternative investment vehicles including hedge funds, venture capital, commodities, managed futures, real estate, and private equity. In addition, the program emphasizes the importance of high ethical and professional standards.

In today´s economy, employers and clients alike are looking for trustworthy professionals and the CAIA designation is recognized globally as the benchmark for analysis, application, and standards of practice in the alternative investment arena.

CAIA® at a glance
CAIA course structure Two levels
CAIA course completion time Can be completed within a year
CAIA examination method Computer-based examination
Entry requirements No entry requirements

Delegates should have an understanding of the basic concepts of finance and quantitative analysis

Available location London, in-house
Cost to complete From £1,679 inc VAT

Why Study Your CAIA® Course with Kaplan Financial?

Throughout our 70 year history, Kaplan has remained student focused, results driven and committed to helping individuals achieve their education and career goals. We build futures one success story at a time. Let us help build yours!

Only UK Classroom Course Provider

At Kaplan Financial, we are the first and only current UK classroom course provider of tuition, revision and invigilated mock days.


Expert Tutors

Our expert tutors possess a unique understanding of the CAIA® exam content and implement the most effective strategies for teaching it.

Extensive Knowledge

We partner with Kaplan Schweser and provide unparalleled integration of Schweser study notes, online tools and classroom experience.

As a result of our close partnership, Kaplan Schweser materials are available to our delegates at prices that cannot be bettered anywhere (including direct from Schweser).


Flexible Study to Suit You

Our self-study and instructional methods can be customised to fit your particular learning style and schedule.

We also offer in-house delivery for companies with several individuals looking to achieve the designation.


Free Drop-in Clinics

In the week prior to your exam, we run free drop-in clinics where you can book an hour slot with a tutor to discuss any last minute queries.


Pass Protection Scheme

No CAIA® Program Provider can guarantee that you will pass having attended a course.  We can however offer a commitment to support you through the process.

Kaplan Financial offers a Pass Protection Scheme for candidates studying with us.  If you attend both education and revision phases with us and are not successful in the actual exam we offer a free revision course with us for the next sitting at no extra cost.

In order to qualify for the Pass Protection Scheme you must have:

  • Attended both tuition and revision courses at Kaplan Financial in the same exam sitting
  • An attendance record of at least 90%, which will be based on your signature on our class registers
  • A copy of your CAIA exam result to send us.

In the event you are not successful in the actual exam you will be entitled to:

  • A free two day revision course (Saturday and Sunday) for the next sitting
  • Free Kaplan Financial class materials including updated MindMaps and revision Q&A banks
  • A discussion of your resit strategy with one of our charter holding tutors.




CAIAA does not endorse, promote, review or warrant the accuracy of the products or services offered by Kaplan Financial, nor does it endorse any pass rates claimed by the provider. CAIAA is not responsible for any fees or costs paid by the user to Kaplan Financial nor is CAIAA responsible for any fees or costs of any person or entity providing any services to Kaplan Financial. CAIA®, CAIA Association®, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst℠, and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association® are service marks and trademarks owned by CHARTERED ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT ANALYST ASSOCIATION, INC., a Massachusetts non-profit corporation with its principle place of business at Amherst, Massachusetts, and are used by permission.

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