NEW YORK, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CAIS is pleased to announce that industry-recognized technology leader Frederick Kauber has joined the firm as Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer, to drive the evolution of the CAIS technology platform.
Mr. Kauber, whose experience includes more than 25 years in enterprise technology and financial services leadership roles, reports directly to Founder and CEO Matt Brown and will spearhead the company's strategic technology roadmap and delivery initiatives, with an emphasis on improved advisor engagement, streamlined product access and execution capabilities, and targeted integration with key partners within the wealth management community. He will also serve as a member of the firm's executive committee.
Mr. Kauber brings a unique combination of financial services platform development expertise and industry thought leadership to CAIS. Throughout his established career he has held positions at Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Dun & Bradstreet and First Data Corp., as well as entrepreneurial e-commerce and FinTech ventures including Tranzact, Bigfoot Interactive, Solid Group and Entitle Direct. Mr. Kauber also serves as an adjunct professor of technology management and innovation at New York University and mentor for Columbia University's executive master's degree program for technology management.
"Over the past five years, CAIS has pioneered the use of technology to deliver alternative investment funds and capital markets products to the wealth management community, and during this period we have learned a great deal about the needs of the advisors we serve," said Matt Brown. "The time is right for delivering a more intuitive and comprehensive advisor tool, and with Fred's guidance, we are committed to providing the most efficient, cutting-edge platform in the investment advisor industry."
The CAIS technology platform provides efficient product access and streamlined back- and middle-office functions to its member firms, which include RIAs, family offices and other wealth advisors. The platform has facilitated over $2.5 billion in transactions across a broad menu of hedge funds, private equity funds and capital markets offerings.
Last month, CAIS announced its integration of the Mercer private equity platform, which will provide CAIS members with access to Mercers institutional multi-manager platform at lower investment minimums and an ongoing menu of Mercer rated single manager offerings.
"It is a privilege to join a FinTech leader like CAIS, which has already accomplished so much, yet is poised to make an even greater impact on the wealth management community," commented Mr. Kauber. "Our team is committed to establishing CAIS as the premier product marketplace, exceeding the expectations of our advisor and product partners alike through technical innovation and execution."
CAIS (www.caisgroup.com) is a leading financial product platform offering wealth management professionals access to a diversified menu of funds and products. CAIS provides streamlined execution to an expanding list of alternative investment funds, IPOs and follow-ons, structured notes and real assets. CAIS delivers a suite of portfolio construction and reporting tools, and complements its fund offering with independent due diligence provided by Mercer.