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Welcome to CAIS

Our company

Our mission is to democratize access for independent financial advisors by breaking down barriers that prevent them from connecting with experienced alternative asset managers.

Breaking down barriers in alternative investing

Founded in 2009, CAIS, a fintech leader, is transforming the world of alternative investing. For independent financial advisors, CAIS provides access, education, and operational efficiency they can use to transact at scale and capture more wallet share. For asset managers, CAIS can help build their distribution network, capture new business, and cultivate relationships with independent financial advisors. 


2009 | Founded

NYC | Headquarters

3 | Global offices


175+ | CAIS IQ courses

3,500+ | CE credits earned

Platform vibrancy

$30B+ | Transaction volume

34,000+ | Advisors

$4.5T+ | Network assets1

Learn what makes CAIS different

Industry-leading technology

Financial advisors and larger independent wealth management firms can leverage the features of either our turnkey CAIS Marketplace or our customizable SaaS technology, CAIS Solutions, throughout the pre-trade, trade, and post-trade experience.

Simplified investing

CAIS streamlines the end-to-end transaction process through digitized subscriptions and integrated reporting with major custodians and reporting providers, simplifying investing in alternatives and structured notes.  

Dedicated, experienced teams

We believe financial advisors should have the ability to access alternative investment products. Our experienced professionals stand ready to provide support and guidance.

Leading with learning

We believe access to alternatives comes with a greater responsibility to learn about the potential risks and benefits of these investments. Through CAIS IQ, we provide educational materials designed to help financial advisors gain confidence and make informed decisions with their clients.

Independent due diligence

All funds listed on the CAIS Marketplace undergo an independent review by Mercer,2 a leader in institutional investment and operational due diligence.  


CAIS brings together experienced leaders from the alternative investment industry and the independent wealth management community to create a better way for independent financial advisors to access and transact in alternative investments. 

News & Press

Read our press releases or watch our latest media appearances to learn more about how we’re transforming the alternative investment ecosystem.  

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