CAIS and Goldman Sachs Seek to Increase RIA Access to Structured Products

February 26, 2013

CAIS Launches Structured Products Group to Meet Advisor Demand

CAIS, the leading global independent exchange for in-demand financial products, is pleased to announce that Goldman Sachs will make its structured products offering available through CAIS. This distribution agreement underscores CAIS’s commitment to provide registered investment advisors with improved access and execution to investment products.

According to the terms of the agreement, pre-qualified CAIS Member Firms will have access to the Goldman Sachs structured products capabilities. Advisors that use CAIS will benefit from the efficiency of a centralized calendar offering and automated indications of interest. Additionally, all CAIS Member Firms will have direct access to Goldman Sachs’ resources to create customized offerings.

“We are pleased to be partnering with CAIS, which has a strong reputation and relationships within the registered investment advisor community,” said Bill Shelton, a managing director within Goldman Sachs’ Private Investor Products Group in the Americas. “Their unparalleled technology-driven process and institutional framework delivers quality financial products to the fragmented wealth management industry, and will complement the products and capabilities we offer through the structured products group.”

Advisors are increasingly using structured products to efficiently access markets while customizing risk and return parameters, making this product line a natural addition to CAIS. As CAIS expands its product offering, the firm remains dedicated to providing improved access, information, and execution across all listed funds and products.

“Structured products are a natural extension of our existing offering of pre-qualified hedge funds, private equity funds and precious metals,” said Rafay Farooqui CAIS Co-Founder and President. “Our relationship with Goldman Sachs furthers CAIS’s commitment to collaborating with industry leading participants across all aspects of our business.”

About CAIS

CAIS is the leading alternative investment platform for 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 credit, real estate and structured notes, allowing them to capitalize on opportunities and/or withstand ever-changing markets. Additionally, CAIS provides an industry-leading learning system, CAIS IQ, that helps advisors learn faster, remember longer and improve client outcomes.

All funds listed on CAIS 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 Fidelity, Schwab and Pershing, making investing in alternatives simple.

Founded in 2009, CAIS, a fintech leader, is empowering wealth management by leveling the playing field for financial advisors everywhere.

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

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