Thomas R. Schneeweis, the Michael and Cheryl Philipp Professor of Finance at the Isenberg School of Management, was honored Nov. 29 by the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA) with its inaugural Award for Academic Excellence and Alternative Investment Research.
The award, which was presented at CAIA’s annual leadership awards dinner in New York City, recognizes Schneeweis, a founding board member, for his “extraordinary vision for the global alternative investment industry and his commitment and passion for academic achievement at the highest level in alternative education.”
Through Schneeweis’ leadership,said the announcement, “CAIA has become a recognized think tank for academic and industry thought leaders, and a rich depository for ideasthat will help CAIA continue its mission to promote professional development through continuing education, innovative research and thought leadership, and advocate high standards of professional ethics in the alternative investment industry over the next 10 years.”
Based in Amherst, CAIA is the global benchmark for alternative investment education. It grants the CAIA charter upon successful completion of two levels of qualifying exams combined with relevant professional experience; sponsors research and publications; connects alternative investments experts around the world; and advocates for the highest standards in professional conduct. The CAIA association has more than 6,000 members in 80 countries, with five regional offices and15 affiliated chapters.
Image: Mark Anson (left), chief investment officer at Oak Hill Investment Management, proessor Thomas Schneeweis and Florence Lombard, CEO of CAIA. (Annie Watt photo)