Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Course

Created by CAIA Association

Hosted by IMCA

FAI Program HighlightsAlternative investments, once reserved for the ultra-wealthy or institutional investors, are now available in a variety of packages and encompass a wide range of assets and strategies. Can your team answer client questions about the changing landscape of alternative investments with confidence?

While the trajectory points to continued growth, it has become increasingly difficult to keep up with the wide spectrum of new alternative investment vehicles.

The Fundamentals of Alternative Investments course provides a foundation of core concepts in alternative investments. The 20-hour, self-paced course is taught by some of the world’s leading experts and authorities in alternative investments in an engaging, conversational way to help you gain a working knowledge of alternative investments.

Participants must pass all twenty module quizzes for successful completion of the program.

Topic Highlights

  • Traditional vs. Alternative Investments
  • Investment Returns and Risks
  • Correlation and Efficient Frontiers
  • Portfolio Management of Asset Allocation
  • Due Diligence
  • Risk Management Hedge Funds
  • Real Assets and Real Estate
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Commodities
  • Structured Products

Contact [email protected] at CAIA Association with questions about program content and IMCA at [email protected] for registration or eCampus assistance.


Register IMCA Members US$795 / Non-Members US$895


Continuing Education

The Fundamentals of Alternative Investments course provides 20 hours of continuing education (CE) credit for CIMA/CPWA/CIMC certifications and CFP certification. IMCA is a CFP Board CE Quality Partner. Please note that this is a course with a certificate of completion; successful completion of this course does not result in a professional designation or credential.

Group Sales

Are there registration discounts for large groups and can this program be customized for large groups?

Yes. Email Lara Davies or call 303.850.3081 (East companies) or Suzie Byrnes or call 303.850.3093 (West/Mid-West companies) for more information on pricing.