New York and Amherst | September 18, 2018 – eFront, the world’s leading alternative investment management solutions provider, and CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) Association, the global leader in alternative investment education, have partnered in order to foster higher-level education and increased professional practices in the alternative investment sector.

Under the terms of this partnership, eFront will promote CAIA curriculum and certifications among its over 850 alternative investment client institutions, while CAIA association will offer preferred conditions to eFront clients on two of their leading-edge programs, the CAIA Charter program and the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments certificate program.

Commenting on the announcement, Thibaut de Laval, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at eFront, said: “CAIA and eFront working together towards the common objective of raising the educational and professional level of the alternative investment sector seems like a natural combination. Alternative investments grow in popularity and attract more industry professionals every day. Training them properly to become effective and rigorous investment professionals is paramount to ensure the sector as a whole continues to develop harmoniously. At eFront, we are committed to increasing the share of our CAIA certified employees and have set this as a strategic initiative for ourselves.”

Laura Merlini, CAIA, Managing Director at CAIA Association, commented further: “We are happy to partner with eFront as we both look to enrich the alternative investment industry with deeper professional practices. Encouraging the necessary education will ensure investment practitioners act in the best interests of their clients, employers, and the regulators.”

As a result of this partnership, CAIA representatives will be attending eFront’s upcoming Client Forum. This will be a unique opportunity for the over 400 industry professionals attending the event to meet with CAIA, learn about its curriculum and engage in CAIA certification.

About CAIA Association

As the leader in alternative investment education, CAIA Association seeks to act as the catalyst for the best and most current knowledge and practices in the industry. Our curriculum staff and contributors are among the most highly regarded. Our programs – the CAIA Charter and the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments certificate program – offer two levels of access to a comprehensive curriculum. CAIA Association is headquartered in Amherst, Massachusetts, US and has regional office locations in Hong Kong, Geneva, and Singapore.

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