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CAIS Expands Strategies of Leading Alternative Asset Managers Amid Accelerated Demand from Independent Advisors

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• by CAIS

Apollo, Ares, Bain Capital, Blue Owl, Carlyle, Fidelity Investments, Franklin Templeton, KKR, Neuberger Berman, Nuveen, Partners Group, and StepStone Group among the managers introducing or expanding strategies on the CAIS Platform. Managers will participate in the second annual CAIS Alternative Investment Summit on October 16-18 in Los Angeles.

NEW YORK, NY, September 14, 2023 - CAIS, the leading alternative investment platform for independent financial advisors, today announced an expanded menu of strategies from twelve leading alternative asset managers, underscoring their commitment to the independent wealth channel.

Apollo Global Management, Ares Management Corporation, Bain Capital, Blue Owl Capital, The Carlyle Group, Fidelity Investments, Franklin Templeton, KKR, Neuberger Berman, Nuveen, Partners Group, and StepStone Group are among the alternative asset managers launching or expanding wealth-centric strategies on the CAIS platform. Additionally, the new strategies span the spectrum of alternative investments across private equity, private debt, and real estate, and include structures such as interval funds, 40 Act funds, BDCs, and non-traded REITs, enabling advisors to add alternatives more broadly across their accredited and mass affluent clients.

“With nearly 9 in 10 financial advisors set to increase their allocations to alternative custom funds by 2025, asset managers recognize the opportunity within independent wealth management to grow and diversify their investor base,” said Matt Brown, Founder and CEO, CAIS. “We believe the managers who are successfully winning in wealth are following a similar playbook – dedicating meaningful resources to serve financial advisors, creating wealth-friendly investment structures and strategies, and joining the CAIS marketplace for a comprehensive platform experience.”

Asset managers onboarded to the CAIS platform receive access to the largest network of RIAs, independent broker dealers, and RIA aggregators that oversee more than $4T in assets. Asset managers also benefit from CAIS’ robust array of features enhancing the alternative investing experience, including pre-trade, trade, and post-trade technology, a custom online education offering (CAIS IQ), digital marketing support, and integrations with leading custodians, reporting providers, fund administrators, and transfer agents.

Brown continued: “As a technology-first company, CAIS’ infrastructure and scale can significantly streamline the alternative investment lifecycle, both for asset managers and the independent wealth community.”

Jim Zelter (Apollo), Kipp deVeer (Ares), Gary Lin (Blue Owl), Justin Plouffe, (Carlyle), Garrett Hall (Carlyle), Harley Lank (Fidelity Investments), Jenny Johnson (Franklin Templeton), Doug Krupa (KKR), Jeremy Deutsch (Neuberger Berman), Shannon Saccocia (Neuberger Berman), Brian Griggs (Nuveen), David Layton (Partners Group), and J.D. Hall (StepStone Group) are among the many asset management leaders speaking at the second annual CAIS Alternative Investment Summit – a marquee, invite-only event taking place from October 16-18 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California. To learn more about the event and inquire to attend, click here.

About CAIS

CAISis the pioneer in democratizing access to and education about alternative investments and structured notes for independent advisors, asset managers, and bank issuers, empowering them to engage and transact on a massive scale. We believe that the combination of industry-leading technology and human interaction throughout the pre-trade, trade, and post-trade experience delivers superior operational efficiency and a world-class client experience. 

 CAIS provides advisors with access to a broad selection of alternative investment strategies, including hedge funds, private equity, private debt, real estate, infrastructure, and structured notes, allowing them to capitalize on opportunities and withstand ever-changing markets.  

CAIS streamlines the end-to-end transaction process through digital subscriptions and powers integrated reporting through leading US custodians and reporting providers, making investing in alternatives simpler.  CAIS also enables advisors to centralize all their alts and notes on one platform, whether they were purchased on or off the CAIS platform, through CAIS Solutions, and helps advisors create custom fund vehicles around ideas they source. 

Founded in 2009, CAIS, a fintech leader, supports over 34,000 advisors who oversee more than $4.5 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    

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



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