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CAIS Integrates MSCI’s RiskMetrics HedgePlatform

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Latest Added-Value Service Provides Wealth Advisors Greater Transparency of Underlying Fund Positions

CAIS, the leading independent exchange for in-demand financial products servicing the global wealth management industry, has expanded its robust suite of advisor tools to include MSCI’s RiskMetrics HedgePlatform, an investment decision support tool providing hedge fund transparency and risk analysis. The addition of RiskMetrics HedgePlatform will allow CAIS Member Firms to better analyze, monitor and manage their alternative investments through access to in-depth reports based directly on the individual positions at the underlying funds.

The addition of RiskMetrics HedgePlatform coupled with CAIS’s longstanding due diligence partnership with Mercer, provides an institutional solution previously not available to the broader wealth management industry. Through manager transparency and risk reports, CAIS offers Members an increased ability to conduct rigorous manager monitoring, robust portfolio construction and proper risk management.

“RiskMetrics HedgePlatform is a meaningful addition to our growing suite of no-fee advisor tools as it provides us with an unprecedented level of transparency on funds that list on CAIS,” said Rafay Farooqui, Co-Founder and President of CAIS. “For advisors that manage assets holistically, there is a need to understand the underlying exposure of third-party funds within a larger wealth portfolio. With the addition of RiskMetrics HedgePlatform, CAIS continues to offer Members a true competitive advantage.”

“We are very pleased to be working with CAIS to provide them with the tools they need for their hedge fund investment and risk management processes,” added Roveen Bhansali, Managing Director and Head of the Risk Management Analytics Business at MSCI. “We look forward to a long and successful relationship with CAIS.”

CAIS seeks to leverage the aggregate strength of the platform to offer access to institutional-quality products and tools, empowering CAIS Member Firms to compete for clients and assets.

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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