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The University of Amsterdam and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, the global leader in alternative investment education announced a strategic partnership this week.

Laura Merlini (CAIA) and Jens Martin (UvA)

Under the partnership, the first of its kind in the Netherlands, University of Amsterdam Master in International Finance students will have access to the CAIA Association's curriculum and events. The students, more than 80% of whom are international, can also apply for scholarships to earn the CAIA Charter, which requires passing rigorous Level I and Level II examinations. In addition, CAIA charter-holders and candidates will receive a 3000 EUR discount when enrolling into the MIF programme.

The agreement was commemorated by Professor Jens Martin, Director of the  Master in International Finance (MIF) at the University of Amsterdam, and Laura Merlini, CAIA, Director of Business Development, EMEA for CAIA Association. "Through this partnership, MIF students will be able to bridge their finance education with the practical skills taught through the CAIA curriculum, giving them an advantage in the job market upon graduation,” said Merlini.  “Employers will find that these students are prepared to apply the most current thinking in commodities, hedge funds, and private equity, and other alternative investments.”

“The Master in International Finance program shares CAIA’s mission of providing cutting-edge and rigorous education in finance,” said Professor Martin.  “We also share CAIA’s global focus--our programme is designed and taught by selected professors from internationally renowned universities.  We believe our students will reap the benefits of this partnership.”