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The Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS) is an annual conference that convenes leading thinkers and decision makers from diverse segments of the global alternatives industry to discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities that will define the future of the industry.

Hosted by Dart Enterprises, CAIS is a not-for-profit event dedicated to supporting financial services both in the Cayman Islands and internationally.

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How do I get there? Who’s attending? Can I stay longer?  If you’ve got a question about CAIS19 you’ll find the answer on our FAQ page.


for three remarkable days, the alternative investment world comes to cayman
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With over 80 industry experts and celebrity keynotes leading the discussion each year, CAIS prides itself on offering compelling, innovative and original content from those shaping the investment landscape.



Located in the Western Caribbean, just 450 miles southwest of Miami, the Cayman Islands is famous for its white-sand beaches, world-acclaimed dive sites and thriving culinary scene. With direct flights from 16 cities in the U.S. and Canada, Grand Cayman is easy to reach and offers a welcome dose of midwinter sunshine.

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As a British Overseas Territory, the Cayman Islands offers an appealing combination of political stability, tax neutrality, access to best-in-class professional services and a legal system based on English Common Law. Cayman's success as a global financial centre and its thriving tourism industry have led to economic prosperity, providing the highest standard of living in the Caribbean and a cosmopolitan way of life that continue to draw investment and talent to the island. Its close proximity to the U.S. and physical beauty merely add to the attraction of doing business in the Cayman Islands.

The Cayman Islands offers the perfect setting for hosting an alternative investments conference in a safe, modern and cosmopolitan environment. As the world's fifth largest financial centre and home to over 11,000 regulated funds, Cayman is the jurisdiction of choice for many hedge fund managers.

Experience Cayman


With special conference rates available for three days before and after CAIS19, why not stay on to snorkel a shipwreck, swim with a stingray and sample island favourites such as conch ceviche or fish rundown?

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Set on Grand Cayman’s beautiful Seven Mile Beach, offering guests luxurious accommodations with expansive views of the Caribbean Sea. Sharing grounds with The Residences at Seafire the five-star resort boasts three restaurants, two ocean view pools and a spa. 

For special CAIS rates, book or call +1 345 746 4093 


Headquartered in Grand Cayman, the Dart group of companies owned by Ken Dart has had a presence in the Cayman Islands for more than 20 years. Starting with a small office and a handful of staff, Dart has grown to employ nearly 700 workers locally, managing investments both here and around the world. The Dart portfolio of companies spans a range of industries including real estate, hospitality, retail, entertainment, finance and biotech.



KPMG is the largest professional services firm in the Cayman Islands providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. Their alternative investment specialists apply deep market knowledge and years of industry experience to distinguish the relevant and important from the complex and the unnecessary for their clients, whatever their investment activity.

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Set on Grand Cayman's beautiful Seven Mile Beach, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa offers guests luxurious accommodations with expansive views of the Caribbean Sea. Open-air architecture and tropical gardens are infused with Caymanian flavour and Kimpton spirit.