The CAIA Association and SharingAlpha will run a fund selector’s asset allocation competition open to all investment professionals globally. Competitors will use their skill to construct a virtual fund of funds, starting February 1st 2017, and will be ranked based on their performance till November 31st 2017 (assessed as portfolio total return, minus maximum portfolio drawdown during the period).
The CAIA Association will offer scholarship awards of over US$5,000 to the podium winners, including a full scholarship to the CAIA Charter programme for the winner. Sign up on www.SharingAlpha.com by 31st January 2017.
Laura Merlini, MD EMEA of the CAIA Association said: “CAIA is very excited to support SharingAlpha in its mission to create a community of fund selection professionals. The CAIA Charter is the most relevant designation for asset allocators tasked with selecting and allocating to uncorrelated assets, and this competition will showcase that skill set. We wish the best of luck to all competitors”.
Oren Kaplan, CEO and co-founder of SharingAlpha, said: “Our vision is to offer the investment community a better way to select winning funds and at the same time to offer fund selectors and investment advisers the option of building their own proven long term track record. It’s about time that funds are rated on the basis of parameters that have been proven to work and fund selectors and investment advisers will be judged according to their ability to add value to investors. We strongly believe that the cooperation with the CAIA Association will help us in exposing a larger audience to our unique platform.”