It is with great pleasure that we would like to announce that IE Business School is the first Spanish Business School to have been selected as an Academic Partner of CAIA Association. This academic partnership constitutes a major step in their efforts to promote the common core mission of contributing to the education of investment professionals in the area of alternative investments.

The Signing Ceremony took place last night at Aula Magna Hall, in Maria de Molina 11. The agreement was signed by Santiago Iñiguez, Dean of IE Business School, and Keith Black, Director of Curriculum at CAIA. The event was followed by a speech on “Protecting your Portfolio from Inflation: The Case for Real Assets” by Keith Black, Ph.D., CAIA, CFA – Director of Curriculum, CAIA.

We would like to add, that as part of this agreement, CAIA will offer a limited number of academic scholarships for IE professors or students who would like to undertake the CAIA exam. As you know, CAIA is one of the Accreditations we accept in order to be admitted to IE, and it provides one of the most important global marks on alternative investments. For more information, please visit their webpage:

On the other hand, IE Business School will also offer scholarships for CAIA members who wish to pursue a Master in Finance at IE Business School. Official news will follow shortly.