Taught course

CAIA® Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (Level 1)

Kaplan Financial

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements, however you should have an understanding of the basic concepts of finance and quantitative analysis.

Months of entry

January, July

Course content

The first level of CAIA is suitable for financial professionals wanting to diversify their knowledge and learn about the Alternative Investments sector. As well as building your knowledge of various alternative asset classes, you will learn the tools and techniques used to evaluate the risk-return attributes of each. Ethics and professional standards are also a key part of this level.

CAIA Level 1 consists of seven topics which are mandatory and examined by a multiple-choice computer based exam. The exam has 200 questions in total, which are divided into two sections of 100 questions each. You have two hours for each 100 question section with an optional 30 minute break.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CAIA
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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