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CAIS Expands Advisory Council with Leading Executives from Independent Wealth Community

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Expansion Precedes Inaugural CAIS Alternative Investment Summit, October 17-19 in Los Angeles

NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — CAIS, the leading alternative investment platform, today announced four new additions to the CAIS Advisory Council (“CAC”), which is comprised of industry leaders representing the RIA, independent broker dealer, and custodian communities. 

The CAC meets and collaborates with CAIS’ leadership team to ensure alignment on the key trends impacting the independent wealth management community and support the continued improvement of the CAIS platform user experience. Its newest members are:  

  • Michael Glennon, Vice President & Head of Private Investments, Mariner Wealth Advisors 

  • Gary Quinzel, Director of Portfolio Consulting, Wealth Enhancement Group 

  • David Canter, President, Bluespring Wealth Partners 

  • Dean Zayed, Founder and CEO, Brookstone Capital Management 

“As the independent wealth ecosystem continues to evolve, we are pleased to welcome these industry leaders to the CAIS Advisory Council,” said Matt Brown, Founder and CEO of CAIS. “At a time when many financial advisors are shifting away from the traditional 60/40 allocation towards a 50/30/20 three-dimensional portfolio with alternative assets included, this group has proven to be a valuable resource in accelerating our mission to democratize access to alts and level the playing field for financial advisors everywhere.”

The announcement precedes CAIS’ inaugural Alternative Investment Summit, which takes place October 17 to 19 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California. The three-day event will convene 40-plus leading alternative asset managers and hundreds of independent financial advisors, so they can engage with, and learn from, one another across various topics including private equity and credit, venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, structured solutions, and digital assets. 

CAIS Summit is an invite-only event. To view the agenda and inquire to join us, click here. The full list of CAC members can be found here

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.



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