RSM signs partnership with CAIA Association

The Department of Finance at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) has signed a partnership agreement with the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA Association) on Thursday 12 November 2015.

The partnership agreement was signed by William (Bill) J. Kelly, CEO of CAIA Association and Abe de Jong, professor of corporate finance and corporate governance and dean of faculty at RSM.

“This partnership will provide us with access to knowledge about alternative investments, and emphasises the attention paid to alternative investments in RSM’s finance programmes,” said Professor De Jong, adding that Peter Roosenboom, professor of entrepreneurial finance and private equity and department chair, will be the RSM representative and be responsible for the implementation of the programme.

Alternative investment education

“As an academic partner of CAIA, RSM can provide scholarships to their qualified students and faculty,” said CAIA Association’s CEO Bill Kelly. “RSM will also have an academic license to the CISDM Hedge Fund Database; access to our publication AIAR as well as networking opportunities for their students and our faculty. We welcome RSM to the CAIA family.”

The CAIA Association is a non-profit organisation founded in 2002 and is the world leader and authority in alternative investment education.

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is a top-tier European business school and ranked among the top three for research. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who carry their innovative mindset into a sustainable future thanks to a first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes. RSM also has an office in Taipei, Taiwan.

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