The mission of the Alternative Investments Group – the largest member group at CFANY – is to provide a forum for the discussion and analysis of nontraditional investment approaches, including all forms of hedge funds, funds of funds, private equity, structured products, institutional real estate, and other investments not typically available in the retail marketplace.

In 2019, the Alternative Investments Group hosted or co-hosted 15 seminars and conferences which attracted 9,000 participants, including attendees, Livestream and video viewers.

The Alternative Investments Group has been recognized with the 2019 Most Innovative Award and the 2017 Ambassador Award, and Group leaders have been recognized with the CFANY Volunteer of the Year Award for 2018 and 2019.


Upcoming Alternative Investments Group Events

Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) Reporting: What will its effect be?

Featured Past Event

The new GAAP standard for determining credit losses will be taking effect January 1, 2020 for major financial institutions and other credit investors. This CECL model is expected to have significant impacts on banks and other financial institutions loss recognition, income and net worth.

3rd Annual PE/VC Conference

Past Event — June. 25, 2019

This conference brings together leading private markets allocators, consultants and fund managers who focus on private equity, private credit, growth equity, and venture capital to learn how they select winners, add value and deliver returns.

Investor Forum 2017: Smart Data, Better Results

Featured Past Event

Smart analysts and investors leverage structured data to improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase the accuracy of analysis. This half-day forum provided practical information about where you can get structured data on US and non-US companies, on who’s using this data today, and a step-by-step discussion on how to get started using XBRL data within your own organization.

What’s New in Financial Reporting in 2017

Past Event — Feb. 15, 2018

Have you looked at 2017 financial statements and been confused by changes in them? Do you understand how companies’ revenues have changed? What is happening with leases and derivatives? If you want to know the answer to these and other financial reporting questions, we have just the webcast for you. CFANY’s Financial Reporting & Analysis Group hosted a program that will answer these questions and more in a webcast available at your convenience 24/7. The webcast gives you a concise update on new developments in financial reporting taking effect with 2017 financial statements. Topics covered include changes in revenue recognition, derivatives reporting, developments in lease reporting and other important topics. The program includes speakers from FASB, leading accounting analysts and auditing firms. These program is a two-hour boot camp to get financial statement users up to speed quickly on these new standards as they have been incorporated into 2017 and future statements.

For more information about getting involved with FRAG, please contact its chair Arthur Fliegelman at

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