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Independent Financial Advisor

Transform how you invest with alternatives

Our industry-leading technology and dedicated team increase your access and make investing in alternatives easier.

Prioritize client goals

As more advisors shift to a three-dimensional portfolio across stocks, bonds, and alternatives, CAIS delivers a seamless investing experience, giving you the education, due diligence via Mercer, and the technology you need to transact at scale. We provide you with streamlined access to a curated and evolving menu of alternative investment strategies, such as hedge funds, private equity, private debt, real estate, infrastructure, and structured notes. 

Strategies that seek to:

  • Diversify risk

  • Enhance returns

  • Supplement income

  • Preserve capital

Your solution across the alternative investment life cycle

As an independent financial advisor, you can use the CAIS platform as your end-to-end solution for accessing alternative investments. We aim to serve the complex needs of the independent wealth ecosystem, streamline workflows, and save valuable time across the pre-trade, trade, and post-trade process.

CAIS Marketplace

Through CAIS Marketplace, financial advisors can gain free, turnkey access to a variety of products available across a spectrum of accreditation levels. Browse our private markets and hedge fund product menus, structured note offerings, educational materials, and Mercer due diligence reports, while learning about alternative strategies via our on-demand online learning experience, CAIS IQ.

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CAIS Structured Investments

Through CAIS Structured Investments, you have the flexibility to receive extensive structured note education, gain access to bank issuer offerings, the opportunity to curate bespoke strategies, and take advantage of full lifecycle support. 

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CAIS Solutions

Through CAIS Solutions, our software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, RIAs and independent broker-dealers can centralize and scale all their alternative investment operations in one place. Use time-saving features—such as automated customer profiles, digitized documentation, AML/KYC smart logic, CAIS DocuSign, and integrations with custodians and third-party reporting providers—for all your alternative investment funds, no matter where you find them.

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CAIS Custom Funds

The CAIS Custom Funds team can help you build your own branded custom fund structures to preserve your firm’s existing edge in alternative investing. With single-manager and multi-manager funds, you can aim to diversify your clients’ alternative investment allocations while streamlining their investing experience and avoiding certain operational obstacles for your team.

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Managers on the CAIS platform

Seek access to more than 120 alternative asset managers currently on our platform.

Pantheon
Nuveen, A TIAA Company
Harbourvest
Evanston
Franklin Templeton
Bluerock Total Income+ Real Estate Fund
Angelo Gordon
Warburg Pincus
CIM
Flowstone Partners
Reverence Capital Partners
Bridge Investment Group
Monroe Capital
Knightsbridge
Stonepeak
JLL Income Property Trust
Ares
Axonic
Carlson
Graham Capital Management
Pantheon
Nuveen, A TIAA Company
Harbourvest
Evanston
Franklin Templeton
Bluerock Total Income+ Real Estate Fund
Angelo Gordon
Warburg Pincus
CIM
Flowstone Partners
Reverence Capital Partners
Bridge Investment Group
Monroe Capital
Knightsbridge
Stonepeak
JLL Income Property Trust
Ares
Axonic
Carlson
Graham Capital Management

Working with CAIS

Through our dedicated regional product specialists and top-rated client service professionals, we can help you transact more efficiently—so you can focus on what matters most to you and your clients. 

“I've been working with CAIS for over 10 years, and they've been a great partner.”1

Jonathan Lee, Director of Private Strategies and Principal, The Colony Group

Featured insights

Gain market insights and improve your alternative investment knowledge through articles, videos, and other educational resources from the CAIS team.

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