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CAIS Wins 2021 Industry Award for Alternative Investment Platform

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• by CAIS

New York, NY, September 21st, 2021 - CAIS, the leading alternative investment platform, today announced it has won the 2021 Industry Award for Alternative Investment Platform. The award was issued as part of the 2021 Industry Awards (the “Wealthies”).

The Wealthies honor individuals, organizations, and companies providing significant support to financial advisors. This year’s program attracted more than 900 entries from 346 companies. CAIS was recognized for their outstanding achievement as the leading alternative investment platform by providing financial advisors access to an evolving menu of funds and products, as advisors seek to increase their allocation to alternative investments. CAIS also provides CAIS IQ, a personalized learning platform that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to help financial advisors learn faster and remember longer.

“ and CAIS share a commitment to empowering financial advisors with the tools and knowledge they need to allocate to alternative investments,” said Matt Brown, Founder & CEO of CAIS. “We are honored to have been recognized as the leading alternative investment platform by the industry and remain committed to supporting the wealth management community by democratizing access to alternative investments.”

This award comes during a year of record growth as CAIS deploys the capital from the Eldridge $50M equity investment. Year-to-date, CAIS has doubled its team with a core focus on technology to accelerate its position as a fintech leader. More than 100 alternative investment funds and products are listed on the platform and since inception, CAIS has facilitated over $13 billion in transaction volume from the RIA and broker-dealer channels. This industry award recognition demonstrates the transformative impact of CAIS’ customizable end-to-end alternative investment solution.

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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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