A Letter from the Editor

13 Apr 2009

AllAboutAlpha.com was launched nearly three years ago in response to a fundamental shift in portfolio management enabled by alternative investments such as hedge funds.To this end, next month we will be publishing our one-thousandth article.

Along the way, readers have told us that AllAboutAlpha.com has become a valuable educational resource that has helped them quickly and efficiently cut through the clutter on the web and focus on the most important research on alternative investments.

Our editorial independence has allowed us to provide our true opinions on topics ranging from “portable alpha” to the recent tectonic shifts in the hedge fund industry.

A community of like-minded individuals has coalesced around this message by providing comments on individual stories, contributing articles, giving us tips, subscribing to the monthly “Alpha Digest” updates, and by becoming regular (often habitual) readers.This highly focused community includes asset managers, financial advisers, consultants, institutional investors, journalists, regulators, and academics from around the world.

Succinctly stated, AllAboutAlpha.com aims to provide unbiased education, advocacy and community and has worked closely over the years with any organization that shares these common goals.

Today, we are pleased to tell you that one such organization, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, has shown its commitment to these objectives by acquiring AllAboutAlpha.com (see press release).

As regular readers are aware, the CAIA Association has been a long-time supporter of AllAboutAlpha.com and shares our mission of education, advocacy and community.Today’s announcement is a continuation of that support and will give AllAboutAlpha.com access to the resources, network and content it needs to fulfill that mission.

Founded in 2002, the CAIA Association has quickly become the de facto global designation for alternative investment professionals, with approximately 3,000 members worldwide.The Amherst, Massachusetts-based Association also has offices in London and Singapore, as well as an expanding number of chapters in major financial centers around the globe.

The CAIA Association is intent on maintaining AllAboutAlpha.com’s editorial independence and on continuing to build AllAboutAlpha.com as a valuable research source and online community for alternative investment professionals.

To our regular readers, thank you for turning a simple research blog into a global community of like-minded individuals.And to our new readers, we hope you join us as we continue our mission to give you a front row seat to the fundamental and irreversible changes impacting the asset management industry today.

Happy Alpha Hunting,

Christopher Holt, CAIA
Managing Editor, AllAboutAlpha.com

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4 Comments

  1. Mebane Faber
    April 14, 2009 at 1:18 am

    Congrats Chris!


  2. Economic Darwinism
    April 14, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Congratulations! I’m a regular reader and am anxiously awaiting April 20 for exam results to see whether I’ll also become a new CAIA member myself. This acquisition is good for both you and CAIA. Cheers


  3. j.fred a. voortman
    April 28, 2009 at 8:37 am

    congratulations! a very good and informative website. sure many users find the same


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