The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association has planted its flag Down Under, with Sydney-based Macquarie University becoming the first school in Australia to participate in CAIA's academic partnership program.
Macquarie's Applied Finance Centre becomes the fourth institution of higher learning in Asia to partner with CAIA, and the 17th overall since the launch of the academic partnership program in mid-2010, said Joanne Murphy, CAIA's Hong Kong-based managing director, Asia Pacific and EMEA, in a recent interview.
Under the partnership program, students at the Applied Finance Centre will have access to CAIA papers, seminars and networking events, and up to four a semester will be eligible for scholarships provided by CAIA, said Jo Cunningham, the center's head of marketing and business development, in a telephone interview.
CAIA's Ms. Murphy said CAIA likewise provides scholarships for Macquarie faculty members interested in studying the curriculum and taking the exams.
Macquarie joins National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University and Tokyo-based Waseda University as CAIA partners in Asia.