CAIS Reimagines Platform With New Chief Technology OfficerJuly 30, 2015
Improved Client Experience, Product Delivery and Partner Integrations Key Focus
CAIS is pleased to announce that industry-recognized technology leader Frederick Kauber has joined the firm as Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer, to drive the evolution of the CAIS technology platform.
Mr. Kauber, whose experience includes more than 25 years in enterprise technology and financial services leadership roles, will report directly to Founder and CEO Matt Brown and will spearhead the company’s strategic technology roadmap and delivery initiatives, with an emphasis on improved advisor engagement, streamlined product access and execution capabilities, and targeted integration with key partners within the wealth management community. He will also serve as a member of the firm’s executive committee.
Mr. Kauber brings a unique combination of financial services platform development expertise and industry thought leadership to CAIS. Throughout his established career he has held positions at Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Dun & Bradstreet and First Data Corp., as well as entrepreneurial e-commerce and FinTech ventures including Tranzact, Bigfoot Interactive, Solid Group and Entitle Direct. Mr. Kauber also serves as an adjunct professor of technology management and innovation at New York University and mentor for Columbia University’s executive master’s degree program for technology management.
“Over the past five years, CAIS has pioneered the use of technology to deliver alternative investment funds and capital markets products to the wealth management community, and during this period we have learned a great deal about the needs of the advisors we serve,” said Matt Brown. “The time is right for delivering a more intuitive and comprehensive advisor tool, and with Fred’s guidance, we are committed to providing the most efficient, cutting-edge platform in the investment advisor industry.”
The CAIS technology platform provides efficient product access and streamlined back- and middle-office functions to its member firms, which include RIAs, family offices and other wealth advisors. The platform has facilitated over $2.5 billion in transactions across a broad menu of hedge funds, private equity funds and capital markets offerings.
Last month, CAIS announced its integration of the Mercer private equity platform, which will provide CAIS members with access to Mercer’s institutional multi-manager platform at lower investment minimums and an ongoing menu of Mercer rated single manager offerings.
“It is a privilege to join a FinTech leader like CAIS, which has already accomplished so much, yet is poised to make an even greater impact on the wealth management community,” commented Mr. Kauber. “Our team is committed to establishing CAIS as the premier product marketplace, exceeding the expectations of our advisor and product partners alike through technical innovation and execution.”
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.