The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association inducted its first two members from Puerto Rico this week during an event led by the organization’s CEO, William Kelly.
“We are thrilled to welcome our first two CAIA Members who call Puerto Rico home,” said Kelly. “As a young organization, we still have many firsts ahead of us, and celebrating important milestones like this is something we’re proud to do — whether that means welcoming the first Member in a new market such as Puerto Rico, establishing partnerships with some of the finest universities in the world, or collaborating with regulatory agencies striving to raise the bar for alternative investment education.”
Enrique “Quique” Martí-Ruiz, VP Senior Analyst with Santander Securities, and Paul Hopgood, president of Atlas Asset Management LLC, both completed the two-part CAIA Charter exam earlier this year and are now part of a global community of charterholders numbering more than 7,700.
“CAIA has been bringing together the diverse field of alternative investments and setting a standard of excellence,” said Martí-Ruiz. “It is an honor to become a CAIA member and help bring its presence to Puerto Rico, a region where the alternative investments are growing rapidly.”
The CAIA Association offers the only professional designation uniquely designed for individuals specializing in institutional-quality alternative investments. The CAIA Charter, which is granted upon successful completion of two levels of qualifying exams combined with relevant professional experience and membership in the Association, is the global benchmark for alternative investment education.
“It is a privilege to be a part of a leading global educational organization in the field of alternative investments,” said Hopgood. “There has been significant growth in alternative investments, both in Puerto Rico and around the world, in recent years, and the need to establish a benchmark for education and knowledge along with high ethical standards has become increasingly important.”
The CAIA Association is a leader in alternative investment education, offering the only education program uniquely designed for individuals specializing in institutional-quality alternative investments.