Helpful Information

How has PAIA adapted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

As with the broader industry, PAIA has moved all events to an online format. The Board of Directors remains dedicated to providing timely and educational content to its members during this time and we look forward to seeing our members at in-person events once safe and feasible. The Board of Directors has also taken this time to work on various organizational projects to improve the PAIA membership experience, including redesigning and updating the PAIA website. If you have any suggestions for us, we’d love to hear from you. Visit the Contact page to send us a line.

Who should consider becoming a member?

Members are generally those directly involved in the management of, or allocation to, alternative investments including direct service providers. Members may also include professionals or students looking to broaden their knowledge of alternative investments. Members are invited to attend all PAIA events, both educational and networking. Potential members are invited to contact us regarding attending upcoming events. Our larger educational events and panel discussions, some of which are co-hosted with other associations, are a great format to learn more about the alternative investment industry and are open to non-members.

What types of events does PAIA host?

PAIA typically hosts two types of events:

  • Informal monthly networking events featuring a guest speaker

  • Annual educational events dedicated to broader panel discussions on relevant industry issues

Both events give attendees the opportunity to get to know colleagues across the industry and in the Portland area. These events generally have a topical focus and are intended to generate new ideas and encourage informed discussion.

What are the benefits of membership?

Benefits of membership include free admittance to all PAIA events (including monthly networking and annual educational events) and free admittance to select partner association events each year (including CFA Society of Portland and Seattle Alternative Investment Association). Once your application is received and approved, you will receive an e-mail with information about your membership, login details, and how to pay your membership dues via check, credit card, or bank transfer.

What are the membership fees?

The Portland Alternative Investment Association is funded through Event and Membership fees, which are predominantly used to pay for the cost of hosting events.  All memberships are one year in duration, and renew automatically unless you choose to cancel. The Membership Fee Schedule is as follows:
Large Firm Membership - $500

  • Unlimited attendees at each event

  • Transferable within the firm

Firm Membership - $250

  • Up to 3 attendees per event

  • Transferable within the firm

Individual Membership - $125

  • Single attendee per event

  • Non-transferable

How do I cancel the automatic membership payments?

You can choose to cancel the auto renewal of your membership at any time.  Once your purchase is complete and you are designated as a paid member, you can log-in to your account.  On your member page you will see a tab titled Recurring Fees.  Under this tab, you will see the link to Cancel.  This will take you to Paypal, where you can cancel the auto renewal.  You can make the decision to cancel at any point prior to the auto renewal occurring by following this process.  You will receive a renewal notice one month in advance of the auto renewal as a reminder that your account is set to auto renew.  This will allow sufficient time to cancel the auto renewal, if desired, at this point as well.  Canceling your automatic renewal will not affect your current membership status.