Industry Collaboration

WAVE is actively collaborating on several fronts with Associations that support its members, and the private equity and venture capital industry to deliver expanded value.

About the CAIA Association

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, founded in 2002, is the world leader in alternative investment education.  The CAIA Association is best known for the CAIA Charter.  Earning the CAIA Charter is the gateway to becoming a member of the CAIA Association, a network of almost 10,000 investment leaders located in 90+ countries. CAIA also offers the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Program®, an online course that provides an introduction to alternative investing. CAIA is considered a leading authority on industry trends and developments worldwide.  For more information, please visit CAIA

CHARTERED ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT ANALYST (CAIA) designation: CAIA® is the globally-recognized credential for professionals managing, analyzing, distributing, or regulating alternative investments. 

CAIA Curriculum
The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst program provides a broad-based curriculum in alternative investments. The program covers the main areas of hedge funds, managed futures, commodities, real assets, private equity, and structured products.

Members of WAVE are entitled to a 10% discount off the exam fees.
WAVE Discount Code for CAIA Exams - Assoc-coupon. Only one code may be used per exam registration. Register by clicking here.

CAIA Exams: Both CAIA exams are held semi-annually in March and September at testing centers worldwide.

Dates to Know

  • Registration Opens – Monday, April 5, 2021
  • Early Registration Closes – Monday, May 17, 2021
  • Registration Closes – Monday, August 9, 2021

Process for registration for on-line proctored exam: Registrants will be given the option to opt-in to an online proctored exam and, if this selection is made, will be sent information for technical requirements and scheduling.

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ACG New York, Inc. is the premier association in New York for middle market dealmaking professionals: private capital providers (both equity and debt), M&A advisors, corporate executives, accountants, attorneys and other related service providers. The New York affiliate of the Association for Corporate Growth, ACG New York, hosts more
than 60 events a year attended annually by over 7,500 professionals.

The ACG NY Women of Leadership (WOL) Network was founded in 2008. While embracing and maintaining the principles and goals of ACG Global and the NY Chapter, WOL specifically focuses on facilitating connections between women leaders in the deal-making community so that they can share experiences, needs, contacts and overall, help one another succeed. WOL is dedicated to providing women leaders with programming that is actionable and applicable to their position within a predominately male organization and financial community. Click here to join the ACG NY mailing list.


The Association of Asian American Investment Managers
Founded in 2006, The Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in the field of investment management. Challenged with a lack of diverse executive leadership, AAAIM supports those trying to grow their careers by providing a forum for professionals in the industry to meet, network and create business opportunities.


Kayo Conference Series

WAVE is proud to partner with Kayo Conference Series. Register for events by clicking here.


Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions covers all aspects of middle-market dealmaking, including identifying acquisition targets, negotiating transactions, performing due diligence, and closing deals. Its website,, is continuously updated, providing real-time analysis of news and trends in M&A. The monthly magazine features in-depth explorations of the topics that matter most to transaction professionals. Check out our recent coverage of women in private equity, including our annual Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A, here. Members of WAVE are eligible for special pricing. Subscribe today!