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CAIS Speaks at Deloitte Hedge Fund Conference

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Panel Discussion on Business Strategy Across the Hedge Fund Life Cycle

CAIS, a New York based financial technology company providing an independent, alternatives investment platform to the wealth management industry, is pleased to announce that Managing Principal Rafay Farooqui was a featured speaker at the 2nd Annual Deloitte Hedge Fund Symposium held October 6, in Greenwich, Connecticut.

“We are dedicated to providing a truly independent, comprehensive technology solution for global wealth managers to access institutional quality alternative investments,” said Mr. Farooqui. “It was a pleasure to participate in such an insightful discussion, which addressed the issues facing established and startup alternatives managers in today’s volatile economic and regulatory environments.”

Mr. Farooqui participated as a panelist in the session entitled “Evaluating your Business Strategy across the Life Cycle of a Hedge Fund.” Other members of the distinguished panel included representatives from Discovery Capital Management, Taylor Woods Capital Management and Deloitte Services. The panel also focused on challenges that new alternative fund managers face while building a strategy asset management firm.

The symposium addressed new tax legislation, regulatory reform changes, risk management processes, technology and operating models, and trends impacting the hedge fund industry.

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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