In 2007 the Hedge Fund Group started developing a professional training and certification program for professionals who work with hedge funds. This project began after realizing that all other programs were designed for risk or analyst professionals and none of these fit the learning objectives we had sought.
In 2008 we opened the doors to our hedge fund training and certification program for the first time, we had just under 100 participants. In 2009 so far we have had over 385 participants join the Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP) Program, and we expect to close down registration to new members as we reach the 400th new member this month.
Many hedge fund managers have heard about our program and even participated in it, but delivering a clear message about our objectives, structure and team to an industry of over 150,000 professionals can be a challenge. Below is a short summary of the CHP Designation, what participants learn, and how it is being improved:
Mission: The mission of the CHP Designation is to grow our globally recognized training and certification program into the trusted #1 source of educational for hedge fund professionals.
Structure: The CHP Program is split into two levels, much like an M.B.A. program. Level 1 of the CHP program lets you learn about hedge fund fundamentals and basics while Level 2 allows you to specialize within one area of their choice, including Portfolio Analytics, Marketing & Sales or Due Diligence.
Delivery: Participants complete the program by reading the required books, watching our premium video content available through HedgeFundPremium.com (free to CHP members), and using our CHP Study Guide. Participants may also contact our team for career advice, resume editing or networking advice.
Limitations: The CHP Program does not substitute for any licensing or legal registration requirements. The program is limited to an exclusive set of 200 professionals during each of the two sessions which are held each year.
We have spent over 2,000 hours working on this program, improving it, incorporating feedback and adding video content. If you have any feedback as a potential, current or past participant please email us directly at Team@HedgeFundCertification.com.
To learn more please see http://HedgeFundCertification.com