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The buy side, particularly private equity, hedge funds, and other alternative investment firms, remains an attractive and highly dynamic segment of the financial sector. As high-net-worth individuals and other investors continue to seek asset diversification beyond traditional investment choices, alternative investments are expected to continue to grow at a rapid pace and will continue to attract talented professionals from various disciplines and backgrounds.
The Certificate in Alternative Investments is designed to provide you with the skills and insights needed to join this growing and dynamic field in finance. You will learn about the broad range of alternative investments available, including private equity, hedge funds, real estate, and infrastructure, as well as the role such investments play in a well-diversified portfolio. Gain an understanding of the key elements of complex, sophisticated investment strategies used by hedge funds and other alternative investment managers. The courses in this certificate program are led by practitioners who are active in the alternative investments field who will teach you relevant and practical skills that are continuously applied in this field.
This rigorous certificate program is aligned with the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®) Charter curriculum and is designed to deliver core knowledge in the area of alternative investments. Early-career professionals will find this certificate program a valuable foundation to enter this area of finance. The Certificate consists of two required foundational courses and two electives, and it is expected to take up to two semesters to complete.
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You'll Walk Away With
- Recognize types of alternative investments as well as their role in a well-diversified investment portfolio
- Explain the key characteristics as well as return and risk profiles of major alternative sub-asset classes, including real assets, hedge funds, private equity, and structured products
- Describe the roles of key participants in the alternative investment industry