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Attention FDP candidates: FDP will continue to move forward in scheduling seats for the March 16 - April 4, 2020 exams in China & Hong Kong. Please contact us with any questions or concerns at

The Financial Data Professional Institute (FDPI) was established by the CAIA Association to address the growing need in finance for a workforce that has the skills to perform in a digitized world where an increasing number of decisions will be data and analytics driven. The FDP Credential is the first of its kind in the industry and reflects expertise in data science and its practical applications in finance.

FDP Charter
The FDP Institute has designed this self-study program to provide financial professionals with an efficient path to learn about the essential aspects of financial data science.

FDP Candidates 
There's never been a more crucial time to stand out. As the financial industry becomes increasingly competitive, the professionals who succeed are the ones who can demonstrate their ability to add value to an organization. 

Candidate Orientation
Study smart. This webinar features members of the FDP Curriculum Team, Candidate Relations and a recent FDP Charter holder. The following topics will be discussed: Curriculum Materials, Exam Format, Review of Exam Topics, Exam Day Planning and Available Resources. 

Our webinars will boost your expertise in the latest trends in the industry and share insight into the FDP charter. 
Have a recommendation for an industry related topic, an author we should invite, an article you want to learn more about? Contact us:

Feb 27, 2020 - 1pm (EST) Joe Simonian, Co editor of the Journal of Financial Data Science. Register here.

March 5, 2020 - 10am (EST) Tony Guida, Sr. Quantitative Researcher & Executive Director, RAM Active Investment. Register here.

March 10, 2020 - 1pm (EST) Ganesh Mani, Adjunct Faculty, Carnegie Mellon. Register here.

March 17, 2020 - 11am(EST) - Rick Roche, CAIA, Managing Director, Little Harbor Investors. Register here.

March 25, 2020 - 4pm(EST) - Michael Oliver Weinberg, Managing Director, Head of Hedge Funds and Alternative Alpha, APG. Register here.

April 1, 2020 - 12 noon(EST) - George Mussalli & Mike Chen, An Integrated Approach to Quantitative ESG Investing. Register here.

CAIA & FDP in the News

December 19, 2019
Credentialing Space Disrupted as Financial Data Professional (FDP) Institute Welcomes the First Class of FDP Charterholders
Candidates from 20 countries sat for the first FDP exam in November working toward a credential that reflects high levels of expertise in data science and its applications in finance.   

October 2, 2019
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association Launches New Chapter in Minnesota
Global leader in alternative investment education’s newest chapter will bring together Minnesota’s vibrant community of asset managers, asset owners, consultants and more. 

June 04, 2019
CAIA Announces Launch of the Financial Data Professional (FDP) Institute and Designation
CAIA Announces the Launch of the Financial Data Professional (FDP) Institute and Designation First designation in data science for finance industry professionals.

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