Integration makes it significantly easier and faster for financial advisors to allocate to alternative investment funds
CAIS, the leading alternative investment platform, today announced an integration agreement with BNY Mellon’s Pershing (“Pershing”), a leading provider of global financial business solutions, to automate manual transaction processes, making it easier and faster for financial advisors to allocate to alternative investments.
Manual processes have been a barrier to allocating to alternative investments and now, with document workflow automation, advisors can seamlessly browse, research, transact and operate in a fully connected CAIS-Pershing ecosystem. The integration eliminates the need for manual uploads of required documents and reduces the potential for human errors.
“We are thrilled to bring this new capability to the advisors on our platform,” said Rob Cirrotti, Managing Director Global Strategy & Product Management at Pershing. “As advisors increasingly turn to alternative investments for diversification and uncorrelated returns, we are delighted to partner with CAIS to make the investing process more digital and seamless. ”
CAIS provides RIAs and broker dealers with the option to utilize the complete end-to-end platform solution or create a customizable solution for their own advisor-sourced funds and strategies. Additionally, all private funds available through CAIS are institutionally rated and undergo independent investment and operational due diligence performed by Mercer. Financial advisors on the Pershing platform who use CAIS will also have access to CAIS IQ, the learning system that helps advisors learn faster, remember longer and enhance client outcomes.
“CAIS and Pershing share a commitment to optimizing the client experience to be simpler and more efficient for financial advisors,” said Matt Brown, Founder and CEO of CAIS. “Through our integration with Pershing, CAIS will further unlock the potential of our best-in-class alternative investment platform, empowering advisors to be more competitive and further improve client outcomes.”
CAIS is the pioneer in democratizing access to and education about alternative investments for independent financial advisors, empowering them to engage and transact with leading asset managers on a massive scale. CAIS delivers industry-leading technology, operational efficiency, and world-class client service throughout the pre-trade, trade, and post-trade experience.
CAIS provides advisors with a broad selection of alternative investment strategies, including hedge funds, private equity, private debt, real estate, digital assets, and structured notes, allowing them to capitalize on opportunities and withstand ever-changing markets. CAIS also helps advisors create custom fund vehicles around ideas they source.
As an extension of the platform, CAIS delivers an on-demand, online learning experience, CAIS IQ, which is designed exclusively to help advisors deepen their knowledge and increase their confidence in alternative investment strategies.
Most funds listed on the CAIS alternative investments marketplace undergo Mercer's independent due diligence and ongoing monitoring. CAIS streamlines the end-to-end transaction process through digital subscriptions and integrated reporting with the leading US custodians and reporting providers, which makes investing in alternatives simpler.
Founded in 2009, CAIS, a fintech leader, supports over 32,000 advisors who oversee more than $4 trillion in network assets. Since its inception, CAIS has facilitated over $30 billion in transaction volume. CAIS has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Austin, and London. For more information about CAIS, please visit www.caisgroup.com.
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