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CAIS Welcomes Michelle Browning as Director of Business Development for CAIS IQ

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Browning’s industry network and experience to accelerate growth of learning platform for the wealth management community

NEW YORK, NY - CAIS, the industry-leading alternative investment and financial education platform, has added Michelle Browning as its Director of Business Development for the CAIS IQ learning platform.

Browning brings two decades of experience in financial services education to the role, having served in a variety of different roles ranging from advisor relations to sales leadership at Merrill Lynch, ATEL Capital Group, W. P. Carey Inc., AI Insight, and most recently Alternative Investment Exchange. Browning has also managed relationships across the entire wealth management ecosystem including advisors, broker dealers, and custodians.

Browning said, "I share CAIS’s commitment to transform advisor education. With CAIS IQ, we have an unparalleled advantage to truly advance the wealth management industry with our state-of-the-art learning platform.”

With this new hire, CAIS IQ continues its commitment to empowering financial advisors to master alternative investments and better serve end clients. The platform combines machine learning and content curation from industry leaders to accelerate learning for financial advisors who access the platform via web and mobile applications. Most recently, CAIS IQ partnered with Buckingham Strategic Wealth to develop original content for their advisors.

“CAIS’s strong advisor adoption rates and accelerated growth allow us to attract the top-tier talent required to build the leading fintech platform for financial advisors and asset managers," said Matt Brown, Founder and CEO of CAIS. "Michelle's passion for financial services education, combined with her deep industry experience, makes her an outstanding choice to lead CAIS IQ’s business development efforts.”

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 32,000 unique advisors firms/teams who oversee more than $4 trillion in network assets. Since its inception, CAIS has facilitated over $25 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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