Hedge Fund Designation

The most popular hedge fund training program we offer is the Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP) Program. This is a 100% online-based hedge fund designation that hedge fund industry professionals, students, fund principals, marketers, service providres, and consutlants complete to quickly boost their hedge fund knowledge.

The Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP) Designation is the only hedge fund training and certification program designed exclusively for and by those professionals who work with hedge funds. To read the full overview of our program click here, for a list of the top 10 benefits of completing the CHP Designation Program please click here. To download our PowerPoint presentation please click here.

Within the CHP Training Program you will receive:

  • Access to Over 60 educational videos, templates, books, and exclusive hedge fund tools found nowhere else but our Hedge Fund Premium training platform
  • Improved Pedigree & and Upgraded Resume showing third party verification of your specialized hedge fund knowledge
  • An Understanding of hedge fund investment strategies, fund of hedge funds, analytics, due diligence, and current hedge fund trends and terms
  • An Advantage over those professionals and funds which do not have the hedge fund training, resources, and knowledge you will recieve.

Learn more by visiting HedgeFundCertification.com or type in your first name and primary email address into the form below to receive our $7 Hedge Fund Training Cheat Sheet or free, information on the CHP Program,and free educational hedge fund videos:

Quotes From CHP Participants:

Below are over 90 testimonials direct from current and past participants within the CHP Designation Program. These quotes offer insight into why others in similar situations are registering for this program.

Testimonial #1: Andy R. | Hedge Fund Manager

"As a former Hedge Fund manager, looking to launch a new fund in the next year, I was intrigued by the prospect of increasing my knowledge and understanding of a variety of platforms, strategies, and new regulations that are likely to come through the CHP. I believe that this designation is a long overdue way to separate the wheat from the chaff in an industry that, while currently in a down cycle, will remain as an integral component for financial planning and asset allocation in the future." 

Testimonial #2: Nick Asmus | Equities Trader


Transcripted Text: "The hedge fund industry is becoming more popular every day and more competitive as well. This is why I believe the hedge fund certification program is a good way to show potential employers that you are dedicated to the industry. In college I ran the financial management association, after that I worked as a financial analyst and now I have been an equity trader for three years. For me it makes sense to show how I serious I am about learning about hedge funds, the CHP provides a great intensity of focus on hedge funds showing you are interested in the industry and driven to succeed. Most importantly it shows that you really are driven and you know the knowledge, you have a good foundation of basic hedge fund principles and in Level 2 of the CHP you can get more in-depth and show where your expertise is based, I recommend this program to everyone".  


Testimonial #3: Technical Analyst For Wachovia | Sumeer Kapila, Level 1 CHP, CFA Level 3 Candidate

"CHP designation is focused program. A program which details and provide inside information of hedge fund industry standards and strategies. The study guide provide you the rules of the game keeping you informed about the legal and regulatory perspective. This program helps you to keep the integrity of the market by raising industry standards". 


Testimonial #4: Job Title: Hedge Fund Manager

Why are you earning the CHP Designation? "I have been tracking the develop of this designation for several months now and now that I'm running my own hedge fund I need more of a broad base of hedge fund industry knowledge. In the past as a trader I have learned a lot about investing and alternative asset types but I'm completing this course to learn more about the structure and direction of the industry."


Testimonial #5 J.P.: Hedge Fund Manager (Partner)

"Among the critical reasons I joined a hedge fund are the minimization of bureaucracy, an innovation-friendly environment, and the community of intellectual and self-motivated individuals. To me, the Hedge Fund Group and now the CHP designation embody these principles and will come to represent a unique brand of individuals in the hedge fund space."


Testimonial #9 Chai Foong: Algorithmic Forex Market Trader


Transcript of video above: "I am a algorithmic trader for the forex markes. I have been searching for a training program related to the markets and hedge funds but I could not find any suitable until a firend told me about the Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP) Exam. This program helps me build credibility in the market place and adds to my relevant experience in the field. I believe the CHP is what is needed to step inside the hedge fund industry".


Testimonial #6: Marc Oliver

"I have over 20+ years in the financial market industry with 15 securities licenses as well as other designation which includes FINRA Arbitration/ Mediation Panelist. Additionally, I am or have been a member of various industry related regulatory groups. Most notably, I have been on the Regulatory/ Compliance side in the financial Market for the last 11 years, having even served as Head of Compliance, with an emphasis towards providing regulatory oversight for trade compliance (Listed/ NASDAQ/ Program Trading). My objective going forward is to focus on Hedge Fund Compliance oversight and though I am currently pursuing my Juris Doctorate I believe that the CHP designation would give the proper foundation as well professional accreditation coupled with my current investment advisory experience for such a career transition."


Testimonial #7: Private Wealth Management Executive, CHP Level 1 Fall 2008

“The Hedge Fund Group stands at the forefront of our industry’s progressive growth, providing a designation which will prove invaluable and recognizable world-wide. With impeccable timing, the Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP) designation is emerging into the best buyers’ market of our lifetimes. In this CFP and CFA jungle, mark yourself with the CHP and become a distinct industry leader. Treat yourself as an investment in an emerging market and enjoy reaping the rewards of your future. In the world of alternative investments, there’s no substitute for the CHP designation.”  


Testimonial #8: Dominic Di Bernardo - Student

"I am taking this hedge fund certification program to expand my knowledge base of the hedge fund industry (There is little learned in school about this industry). I also believe that this designation will give me an edge over others trying to enter the industry. And lastly I believe that I will be able to gain valuable contacts through this programs website, other designation candidates, and anyone else that stands behind this designation".  


Testimonial #10: Professional Placement Agent for Hedge Funds

“The Hedge Fund Group (HFG) has been fabulous. They answer every question quickly, accurately and professionally. It’s this stuff that, quite simply, builds credibility. For once I'm actually studying something"


Testimonial #11: B.R. Aravind | Hedge Fund Associate

Transcript from Video Above: "To start with my objective was to work for a hedge fund manage a portfolio of my own a few years from now. While I was trying to learn the basics of the hedge fund industry I found the certification program ran by the Hedge Fund Group (HFG). This lead me to enroll into this hedge fund certification program they provided many helpful internship and career related articles. This gave me the right exposure on the industry and eventually got me an internship with the Hedge Fund Group. During this internship I was given many responsibilities on hedge funds, due diligence they use, risk management processes they use and holdings analysis work using SEC 13F Holdings filings. I am working with the Hedge Fund Group (HFG) to help provide a platform of working with hedge fund managers further throughout the rest of my career. Thank you"


Testimonial #12: Derivative/Technical analyst for a leading broking firm

"The CHP program is of the best courses I could find in the market for someone who wants to enter the world of alternative investments. Not only is the course vigorous and up to date, but they also help you with access to industry recruiters for career advice and job opportunities. Another reason I registered was so that I could build my contacts in the investment world through the Hedge Fund Group. To me the value was in the complete package for a successful career in the field of alternative investments."


Testimonial #13: Algorithmic Trader for a Private Capital Group

"I am an algorithmic trading software developer working for a capital firm. I have been doing just-in-time learning all the time, in an undisciplined fashion. I think the goal of achieving a CHP Designation would enforce a formal approach to my education in this dynamic field. Besides, in my readings, I am hitting areas and terms I did not know, like - Tranches etc. CHP Designation would give me the confidence of a firm background knowledge, in pursuing my career."


Testimonial #14: Bob Beller Executive Vice President at a Financial Advisory Firm

"I’ve been involved in all aspects of the financial services industry over the past twenty-five years – legal and compliance, commodity pool owner and operator, hedge fund-of-funds principal and operator, domestic and international…you name it. If there’s anything I’ve learned over the years it’s that no business and no individual entrepreneur can sustain success over time without integrity and objective standards through which to measure core competence. Integrity comes from within. Objective standards are established by progressive thinkers. For me, the concept of CHP Designation is at the cutting edge of an industry that requires more uniform and measurable standards. That’s where I want to be for people I represent and that’s exactly what I want to pass along to people I mentor. Timing is everything." 


Testimonial #15: Jennifer Hrabik | Wealth Management Associate

"Early on in my finance career I recognized I am very interested in alternatives and knew that learning more about this area would give me a competitive edge. I researched programs and found the CHP Designation to be the best as it also provides networking and mentor opportunities. It excites me that the program is new and I can be one of the first in the industry to earn this designation. I also like the two level approach. Level one provides a thorough overview of the hedge fund industry while level two focuses on training for a specific role. For someone just a few years into their career, level two is really helpful in narrowing down what you want to "major" in." 


Testimonial #16 Soumen Gopal.: Hedge Fund Manager (Partner)


Transcript of Video Above: "There are three reasons why I joined this hedge fund certification program. The first reason is the focus, this program is focused very deeply on the hedge fund industry, performance and investment strategies and this is tailored to my needs. The other important point about this program is the speed of completion, many programs take much longer to complete. The last reason was the networking benefits, you can come out of this program and attend networking events and meet others in the indsutry and this is very helpful."


Testimonial #17: Timothy Brady

"I enjoyed the readings required for the CHP Designation. Also, the communication provided by CHP was good."


Testimonial #18: Shian-Shian Khern

"Very comprehensive and useful structure. The CHP Designation provided with me valuable knowledge and information. I know feeel versed in hedge fund industry."


Testimonial #19: Henrik Lalund

"I think the CHP Designation Program gives a good introduction to and overview of the hedge fund industry. I enjoyed reading all the 3 books and think they contain the right amount of knowledge. I am looking forward to take the next level of the designation."


Testimonial #20: Alexander Haardt

"The readings were very well chosen. The CHP program has helped me better understand the industry as a whole as well as individual hedge fund strategies. Tough at times but lots of fun!"


Testimonial #21: Gregory Blair

"I really enjoyed the content that we had to learn. Good dynamic course for an individual interested in getting involved in any type of investment situation or career, not just hedge funds."


Testimonial #22: Choong Foon Chai

"This program helped me become more knowledgable and this has been a valuable experience. The CHP program is unique and provides something which really doesn't exist elsewhere in the market. I took this program because it helped me increase my credibility in the hedge fund industry."


Testimonial #23: Sunny Youn

"Completing the CHP Designation has been a good experience, covering out a variety of topics of interest related to hedge funds"


Testimonial #24: Peter Schaffer

"I think it is a good test for hedge fund professionals to complete. I now look forward to Level 2 of the program."


Testimonial #25: Antony Ghee

"CHP Level 1 provides the fundamental building blocks for working in the world of hedge funds. The materials and topics covered were not overwhelming, yet not overly simplistic. It is my view that the CHP Designation Program strikes the appropriate balance for anyone that seeks to learn about or build upon their knowledge of hedge funds."


Testimonial #26: Kwee-Lam Teo

"The CHP Designation Program provides participants with extensive knowledge of hedge fund industry to strengthen our professionalism in hedge funds industry It really carry weight and improves our quality standards in the industry"


Testimonial #27: Anil Sharma

"Good coverage of topics, testing of deep understanding, and well constructed examination as well. Thank You"


Testimonial #28: Kaustav Bagchi

"Preparation material like the practice exam could be more frequently released. They were very helpful in understanding the different subject areas as well as gave good preparation. Also, the study material was very comprehensive and summaries of the material are extremely useful. I would definitely sign up for the Level 2."


Testimonial #29: Alexander Moreno

"My experience with the exam has been great, I have gain a better understanding of the hedege fund industry, what the basic strategies are, and how it plays a big roe in the financial industry. The reading material was excellent, and the exam was very relevent."


Testimonial #30: Susan Swift

"Very broad learning experience. Good overall coverage of material."


Testimonial #31: Vincent Tange

"Great to have a programme entirely focused on this growing industry. Very useful literature suitable and interesting for a diverse audenience of participants. Looking forward very much to develop myself further in the industry thanks to insights gained from this programme"


Testimonial #32: Haifeng Xi

"The exam and related video content is a great motivation for self learning! The test preparation materials are great help in the process, please keep up the good work..."


Testimonial #33: Scott Ingerto

"I thought the book selection was great . Some more concrete examples would be great to have in the program, but test was complete and fair. Thank you.


Testimonial #34: Jimmy Huang

"I have had a great experience studying for the CHP Designation Program, thank you for making it avaliable.."


Testimonial #35: Mike Peterson

"The CHP Level 1 Program was an excellent program in a broad overview of the Hedge Fund Industry."


Testimonial #36: Shiu Hong Chu

"I think the CHP exam is good since the questions difficulty is optimal, and the time is enough for the candidate to finish it. Also, it covers all the main idea hedge funds industry should know. And the essay question is good for testing the candidate's knowledge of different hedge fund strategies. Good Job!! I Enjoyed the exam. See you in level 2!"


Testimonial #37: Vadim Alexanrov

"Great interactions with anyone I was trying to reach/ask a question. Straightforward curriculum. Nice preparation guides. Thanks!"


Testimonial #38: Manik Chhabra

"Great experience. Excellent ciriculum/ exposure to the hedge fund industry. Looking forward to the next steps in finding opportunities in industry."


Testimonial #39: Elaine Fox

"Broad questions covering all areas. Very helpful. Some tricky questions in there on the examination."


Testimonial #40: Richard Langevin

"CHP Designation program is a very nice program and I'm very proud to be part of it. I'm sure it will growth very fast in the coming years !!! I plan starting working in the Hedge Fund industry in the coming two years and this designation will help me a lot ! Thanks for seting this program."


Testimonial #41: Alok Kumar

"The exam and its purpose is very good. It can be further improved by marketing it better to hedge funds. The people who pass their exam should now be more likely to land a job within the industry."


Testimonial #42: Sachin Obaid

"This was an awesome exam! it gave me a great opportunity to read books which I generally would not pick as light reading and I have learned a lot. Thank you for creating such a great program. "


Testimonial #43: Matthew Archie

"The CHP Designation Program has greatly improved my knowledge. Improvement: The study guide couldve been completed earlier last year, glad it is now complete though. Thank you for the opportunity!"


Testimonial #44: Christopher Eberhart

"Richard Wilson and the CHP team has been very supportive since I registered for the program. The provided responsiveness and the knowledge I needed from the program."


Testimonial #45: Manik Chhabra

"Great experience. Excellent ciriculum/ exposure to the hedge fund industry. Looking forward to the next steps in finding opportunities in industry."


Testimonial #46: Hai Le

"I love the program so far, but still need time to study for Level 2 before the next examination is offered -. thanks for the program"


Testimonial #47: Mario Tate

"I like the freedom of taking the test online, I can go to a quiet place and not be distracted by crowds. I also like the updated study guide which includes tips on which chapters to focus on this is really helpful."


Testimonial #48: Jose Carlos

"Even I am manage derivatives from long time ago, I have learn a lot about the small and big difference to approach from the relative value point of view. It has been a very good approach to the Hedge Fund industry, and the books included as material it should be a absolutly neccesary readings for any investor interested in absolute retunrs, capital preservation and interested to manage the Risk/Return in an efficient way."


Testimonial #49: Christine Zaremba

"I gained valuable insight into the Fund of Funds and Hedge Funds, particularly investment strategies. I attest that this program is helpful on generating positive returns. I hope that course 2 continues to provide me with the detailed knowledge and videos provided by the Hedge Fund Premium.com website. Thanks!"


Testimonial #50: Najieb Zain

"I think an online exam makes it convenient for candidates from across the country to pursue the CHP Designation Program. Thank you for the pleasant experience."


Testimonial #51: Bradley Robinson

"The overall customer service provided by Richard Wilson and the CHP certification team before the exam was excellent. I enjoyed the readings. The CHP program still has a small "feel" to it unlike the other programs out there"


Testimonial #52: Howard Klemmer, Hedg Fund Manager

"This was a fine experience for me as I am already a fund manager and this exam let me to test what I do vs what other people thought I did.."


Testimonial #53: Al Behbehani

"I think the exam was well constructed. Thanks."


Testimonial #54: Jean Paul Van Straalen

"The online exam of the CHP designation provide the hedge fund industry a tool to build on a more professional image and reliable and responsible attitude of the manager"


Testimonial #55: Venugopalan Mauralidharan

"This has been a good experience for me. I learned a lot about the hedge fund industry."


Testimonial #56: Darius Paris

"The CHP organization does a good job supporting the candidates with preparation. I like the flexibility of the online exam format. Thanks."


Testimonial #57: James Day

"The information contained within the CHP Designation Program has been helpful for starting my own hedge fund."


Testimonial #58: Steven Pliszka

"I believe that what you are doing is very constructive and I appreciate the oppportunity."


Testimonial #59: Mammad Guliyev

"Thanks for the program, everything you offer is excellent and I recieved a lot of value from the training."


Testimonial #60: Mark Babineau

"As a college student studying for the CHP, I have learned an enormous amount about the hedge fund industry. I would highly suggest this program for anyone looking to get into the hedge fund business."


Testimonial #61: Michael Drover

"I think more emphasis on trading strategies would be useful, as opposed to the amount of time spend on fund of funds. But this is a minor point - generally speaking, a well-designed program!"


Testimonial #62: Abdikarim Karshe

"I think this is a well prepared test and I think many people benefit from this test. best regards"


Testimonial #63: Paul Maggs

"Really enjoyed studying for the course. It was good that teh study material was broad and authored by different individuals. The ability to ask questions was also a huge benefit as this isn't something I have had on previous courses in the UK.."


Testimonial #64: Victor Leon

"So far so good. I really hope I pass both levels this year so I can add this to my resume!"


Testimonial #65: Scott Jelen

"This has been a positive experience because it dispelled some of the myths surrounding hedge funds. I especially liked the book about the funds of funds. I also thought the discussion of the different strategies was very interesting."


Testimonial #66: Michael Kennedy-Gestring

"Your hedge fund course was great thank you!"


Testimonial #67: Benjamin Shellington

"This program has helped me tremendously in learning about both the hedge fund and mutual fund industries in terms of their evolution over time, strategies and general place in the financial world."


Testimonial #68: Ray Mustafa

"So far I believe that the CHA program has been helpful. The reading material covered a large range of information. I do look forward to completing level 2. "


Testimonial #69: Jim Hughes

"Program is educational besides informative. Awesome way to enhance financial education. Extremely helpful and insightful formats."


Testimonial #70: Ashutosh Kaduskar

"One of the best initiatives that provides outside with an exposure to hedge fund. I gained good knowledge about the various basics of the hedge fund through the reading materials."


Testimonial #71: Joseph Del Principe

"I enjoyed learning the information in the texts and materials. I have a new understanding of the complexities of the financial world. The test was challenging but fair"


Testimonial #72: Nick Asmus

"I found the program to be very helpful. I enjoyed studying and finding a reason to really comprehend and delve into numerous hedge fund concepts and materials. It also gave a good foundation of what things you "need to know" in the industry. "


Testimonial #73: Melissa Standstring

"I enjoyed the program. I work in the fund of funds industry on the operations side, so learng=ing about the different strategies has helped to make me a more knowledgeable emeber of our team."


Testimonial #74: James Klauzner

"Very good set of questions, does a good job of "probing" the general Alternative Investment field knowledge of the individual. I can see how this kind of certification would help the prospective employee and the hiring firm get a better idea of what each party is offering/getting in terms of the candidate's knowledge base."


Testimonial #75: Trent D'Ambrosio

"The test was very broad and covered a great deal of information I think it was a great baseline. I am most impressed with the selected reading I found it extremly valuable."


Testimonial #76: Jeremy McIntosh

"This has been a great experience. I enjoyed the required readings. I found the exam to cover the fundamentals of hedge fund investing."


Testimonial #77: Ashish Agarwal

"Good Program, thanks for creating it"


Testimonial #78: Lincoln Leung

"The CHP designation has greatly improved by investment knowledge on the hedge funds, fund of hedge funds, as well as individual varieties of financial instruments. It helped me both paving the way for future career development and improving my skills on personal investment/speculations in the financial markets."


Testimonial #79: Sanket Ajmera

"Excellent program."


Testimonial #80: Todd Hickman

"Great job. Thanks "


Testimonial #81: Herman Pretorious

"The CHP Designation Program opened a new level of understanding for me within this area."


Testimonial #82: Tilak Pati

"Its very detailed and requires depth of knowledge to complete."


Testimonial #83: Anthony Caramagno

"Positive Experience: "I found the self-study program to be very rewarding. It was a pleasure and very interesting to study and learn about the hedge fund industry. I feel enriched by this program."


Testimonial #84: Andrew Valerie

"Even as a 20 year financial services industry executive, I found the required reading materials extremely valuable and will continue to use the books as reference guides. I look forward to the next steps in the education process."


Testimonial #85: Jeffrey Hochman

"The learning process was very good, some of the examples within the readings were outdated but overall this was a high value program."


Testimonial #86: Nicholas Manciero

"Some of the questions were debatable, but overall a good exam."


Testimonial #87: Todd Fitzpatrick

"I found the program to be very useful and informative and feel like i have achieved my goal of gaining a good foundation in a very complex industry. "


Testimonial #88: Craig Ferguson

"I have learned a lot of general knowledge and am beginning to understand and feel comfortable with the hedge fund and general investment industry. I look forward to the Level 2 training. "


Testimonial #89: Mike Mitchelson

"This gives me a good feel to where I am, in the understanding of hedge funds...with all the information provided it is a good gage to see if I am ready for the next step and how much more I need to sharpen my knowledge."


Testimonial #90: Bum Joon Suh

"Thanks for the opportunity to complete this program."


Testimonial #91: Trent D'Ambrosio

"The test was very broad and covered a great deal of information I think it was a great baseline. I am most impressed with the selected reading I found it extremly valuable."


Testimonial #92: Kalyan Saripalli

"Very good experience."


Testimonial #93: Thomas Staskiewicz

"Great addition to the hedge fund community. This program provides further education and experience on career path in the industry."


Testimonial #94: Vivek Jain, FRM

"I have just completed the Level 2 Exam, and I thoroughly enjoyed the process. I have gained definitive insights and knowledge, and I would like to thank the entire CHP/HFG team! Again, thanks a lot. It was a great experience!"


Testimonial #95: Scott Valenti

"I have come significantly far in my venture thus far and a good deal has been due to your network and resources. Not being an MBA or having experience in the institutional side of the financial world (as my partner and trader/manager does), I found that you "pointing" me in the right direction has allowed me to learn a great deal in a small amount of time, specifically in regard to how to run the business of the future fund, which will be 100% my responsibility.  Thank you again and I look forward to gaining leverage from the distilled content of your program as I study."

Learn more by visiting HedgeFundCertification.com or type in your first name and primary email address into the form below to receive our $7 Hedge Fund Training Cheat Sheet or free, information on the CHP Program,and free educational hedge fund videos: