Atclyff prepares students targeting Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Certification in the United States of America. Learn more about our services for CAIA Prep Class, Course Review, and Private Tutoring below.
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Chartered Investment Analyst candidates planning to prepare for the CAIA exam should become familiar with the official information provided by the Chartered Investment Analyst Association. The CAIA Charter Exam Curriculum is periodically updated by the CAIA Association and Examiners in order to reflect the up-to-date content including but not limited to those pertinent to industry trends, regulatory procedures, market data, practical knowledge.
An emphasis on the academic basis such as quantitative models and conceptual foundations shall constitute a significant portion of candidates' CAIA test preparation. The entire curriculum for the CAIA Exam to be reviewed is split into two levels, Level I and Level II, which are tested separately. Candidates preparing for CAIA Level I Exam can continue to review for CAIA Level II Exam upon successful completion of the course and passing the board examination with a satisfactory score.
Preparation for CAIA Level I exam closely follows the topic distribution in prioritization of the review course and tutoring content. Instructors author the review content based on the students' general level of preparedness for the CAIA exam, which can be determined with an initial diagnostic exam. Areas for CAIA Level I review will focus on the topics distribution, sorted based on the approximate weight presented on the Level I exam, as follows:
Level I Tested Curriculum
|Introduction to Alternative Investments||20-28%|
|Professional Standards and Ethics||15-25%|
|Real Assets including Commodities||11-17%|
Level II Tested Curriculum
|Institutional Asset Owners and Investment Policies||8-12%, 0-10%*|
|Risk and Risk Management||8-12%, 0-10%*|
|Accessing Alternative Investments||8-12%, 0-10%*|
|Methods for Alternative Investing||8-12%, 0-10%*|
|Due Diligence and Selecting Strategies||8-12%, 0-10%*|
|Volatility and Complex Strategies||8-12%, 0-10%*|
|Current and Integrated Topics||0%, 10%*|
|Ethics, Regulation, and ESG||0%, 10%*|
The initial conference before the beginning of CAIA prep will help the candidates compare different CAIA prep options (guided individual study, independent self study, directed group instruction, private tutoring, etc.). CAIA students will be able to weigh the pros and cons of various CAIA test study formats with the Atclyff team as well as via other CAIA preparatory teams. CAIA candidates can hence make informed decisions on the CAIA exam prep with relevant technical data and performance metrics to prepare for the CAIA exam effectively, pass with a competitive score, and transition to the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst professional responsibilities of service granted with association recognition.