Textbooks donated to UCCI for financial-services course

| 03/03/2016
Cayman News Service

CAIA members with textbooks donated to UCCI (L-R) Danny Santiago, Rob Aspinall, Millissa Allen and Jeff Goddard

(CNS): The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) library has been presented with the Level I and Level II textbooks for the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) professional designation. The books were a gift from the CAIA Association, which is headquartered in Amherst, Massachusetts, and which sanctioned the launch of the CAIA Cayman Islands Chapter last year.

Jeffrey Goddard of CAIA Cayman Islands, said, “We’re very pleased to be able to donate the CAIA curriculum books to UCCI. We began working with UCCI in 2015 to assist local students entering the financial-services industry and industry practitioners seeking to further develop their knowledge of alternative investment products. This is a further step in strengthening the relationship between the CAIA Cayman Islands and UCCI.”

Lucille Kong, director of the Sam Basdeo Learning Resource Centre at UCCI, was thankful for the donation. “We always welcome information and are grateful to CAIA Cayman Islands for considering us.”

The CAIA programme is the “logical choice” for those interested in a career in the alternative-investment industry, explained Danny Santiago, chapter head of CAIA Cayman Islands. He said the association didn’t want lack of availability of textbooks to prevent students from taking part in the programme, adding “we hope this contribution provides anyone interested in the CAIA designation with access to the curriculum books”.

Minister of Education Tara Rivers said, “The Government welcomes the contribution of CAIA Cayman Islands in helping to break down the barrier of lack of access to training materials necessary to succeed in the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst programme.”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Congrats to all involved.