Skip to content
No role selected, please choose a role

CAIS and Pershing Announce Integrations to Streamline Investments in Alternatives

Press Release

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.”

About CAIS

CAIS is the leading alternative investment platform for independent financial advisors who seek improved access to, and education about, alternative investment funds and products. CAIS provides financial 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/or withstand ever-changing markets. CAIS also offers custom solutions for advisors seeking to create custom fund vehicles around ideas they source. 

As an extension of the platform, CAIS also delivers an on-demand, online learning experience, CAIS IQ, which is designed exclusively to help financial advisors deepen their knowledge and increase their confidence in alternative investment strategies. 

Most funds listed on the CAIS Marketplace undergo Mercer's independent due diligence and ongoing monitoring. Mercer diligence reports and fund ratings are available to advisors on the CAIS password-protected platform. CAIS streamlines the end-to-end transaction process through digital subscriptions and integrated reporting with the leading US custodians and reporting providers, which make investing in alternatives simpler. 

Founded in 2009, CAIS, a fintech leader, is empowering over 8,300 unique advisor firms/teams who oversee more than $3 trillion in network assets. Since its inception, CAIS has facilitated over $21 billion in transaction volume as the first truly open marketplace where financial advisors and asset managers engage and transact directly on a massive scale. CAIS has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Austin, San Francisco and London. For more information about CAIS, please visit

Securities offered through CAIS Capital LLC, member FINRA, SIPC.



Nadia DamouniEmail address

Want to learn more?

For more information about investment opportunities available on the CAIS Platform, contact a CAIS representative.

Contact us

Recent Press Releases