FAQ

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

As with the broader industry, PAIA initially moved all events to an online format. Over the past two years, the Board of Directors remained dedicated to providing timely and educational content to its members. 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 CAIA Northwest, CFA Society of Portland, and Seattle Alternative Investment Association). If you're interested in becoming a member, select the membership level you are interested in and follow the PayPal instructions to submit payment. You'll be added to all email distribution lists. If you have any questions about joining, please contact the Board of Directors.

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:
 
Unlimited Firm Membership - $500

  • Unlimited attendees at each event

  • Transferable within the firm

Trio 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.  Please visit your PayPal account to cancel your auto renewal membership. 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. Canceling your automatic renewal will not affect your current membership status. Please contact the Board of Directors if you run into any membership issues.