The first level of CAIA introduces you to the foundations and environment of alternative investments, including quantitative foundations, statistical foundations, measures of risk and performance, foundations of financial economics, benchmarking and performance attribution, alpha, beta, and hypothesis testing, and regression, multivariate, and nonlinear methods.
You will complete an exam covering all of these topics at the end of level 1. CAIA recommends spending a minimum of 200 hours of study time for each level. To be awarded the CAIA charter, you should continue your studies with level II.
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