15 Mar 2022

CAIA and SBAI Announce a Global Partnership

CAIA, the global professional body dedicated to alternative investments, and the SBAI, an active alliance of alternative investment managers and institutional investors and custodian of the Alternative Investment Standards, today announced a global partnership to drive better standards and professionalism in the alternative investment industry. CAIA and the SBAI will share knowledge and collaborate on education, industry resources and transparency tools on topics including due diligence, ESG and Culture & Diversity.

Thomas Deinet, Executive Director, SBAI said: “The missions of CAIA and the SBAI are strongly aligned, focused on advancing responsible practices and making investing in alternatives more efficient and transparent. We believe that we achieve the best results by working globally with like-minded organisations, to avoid duplication and leverage each other’s work, solving for better.”

CAIA and the SBAI are both recognised leaders in their respective fields, with CAIA’s professional education focus complementing the SBAI’s focus on standards and industry guidance for alternative investment managers.

Bill Kelly, CEO of CAIA said: “As a professional body focused on relevant global content and curricula, CAIA is thrilled to partner with SBAI as they too solve for increased and sustainable levels of consistency and transparency for the end investor.”

CAIA and the SBAI have historically collaborated in many areas, including events and culture & diversity initiatives. This partnership will build on this ensuring the resources of both organisations are shared, for example the SBAI’s Toolbox of practical industry guidance is available to CAIA members.

David George, Deputy CIO of the Future Fund, SBAI Trustee and CAIA Board Member said: “As an allocator, we have a strong interest in a well governed alternative investment industry. The collaboration between CAIA and SBAI will provide an important platform for promoting robust industry standards and professionalism globally, to the benefit of investors, managers, policy makers, and the public at large. “