CAIA Level I: An Introduction to Core Topics in Alternative Investments, 2nd Edition
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CAIA Level I: An Introduction to Core Topics in Alternative Investments, Second Edition (Wiley; April 2012; $195.00; 978-1-1182-5096-9; Hardcover; Ebook) is the complete, authoritative reference on alternative investment. Reflecting the commitment to quality education in leading-edge investment strategies for which the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association® is known, this latest edition has been revised and updated to provide the most current information on the core topics that comprise each of the basic areas of alternative investments, including new chapters on land, infrastructure, and intangible real assets.
Written by the CAIA Association and based on insights from practicing professionals and leading experts in the alternative investment field, CAIA Level I: An Introduction to Core Topics in Alternative Investments, Second Edition is the most comprehensive, rigorous, and globally relevant source of educational material available within the field of alternative investments. It serves as the textbook for the CAIA Level I Program, which examines various alternative classes as well as the tools and techniques used to evaluate the risk-return attributes of each one. Designed to provide real-world relevance to alternative investment professionals, the book focuses on issues facing today’s specialist and serves as a solid resource for information on the structural and returns characteristics of various strategies within each alternative asset class, methods of analysis, and risk- and portfolio-management concepts central to alternative investments.
This thoroughly revised, expanded and updated edition offers greater accessibility by incorporating innovative teaching methods as well as keywords, definitions and examples that are directly relevant to the CAIA Level I examination. The book is supplemented by a study guide complete with learning objectives, as well as a new workbook containing sample questions and exercises, available for free download at www.caia.org/caia-program/curriculum.