10:00am – 11:15am CT
The Investor Allocation Challenge
This session kicks-off the Leadership = Action theme of Consortium. The Investor Allocation Challenge raises the bar for investors to commit to diverse and women managers as they pursue their goal of outsized performance while tapping the next generation of investment managers. At the end of this conversation, we hope new and existing investors in the space will ask themselves, “What am I willing to commit?”
11:15am – 11:30am CT
11:30am – 12:45pm CT
LP Intensive: Playbook for Change
Increasingly, investors are being challenged to “put their money where their mouth is” and convert stated diversity, equity, and inclusion objectives into meaningful allocations. In this session, executive leaders, investment staff, board members, and consultants discuss the steps they took to put capital to work with diverse and women managers, highlighting the importance of buy-in and participation from all levels and departments within their organizations.
12:45pm – 1:15pm CT
1:15pm – 2:15pm CT
Two concurrent 1-hour sessions
· Real Estate
· Absolute Return Strategies
GP Bootcamp: The New Pitch – What LPs Look for Today
For GPs, getting the attention of LPs and consultants is more challenging than ever. The mix of technology, videos, marketing materials, messaging, and delivery all play a vital role in getting noticed – and funded. Meanwhile, LPs and consultants continue to look for more efficient ways to cut through the noise and identify the best new and diverse managers.
In this session, qualifying GPs will submit a video of their pitch and marketing materials for review by a panel of top institutional investors, consultants and the GCM Grosvenor investment teams. These panels will select a handful of GPs among the submissions and provide live feedback, intended to help shape the GP’s materials and hone their presentation skills.
10:00am – 12:00pm CT
Six 15-minute meetings, with 5-minute transitions
This session creates an intersection where LPs, consultants and diverse managers meet. During these one-on-one meetings, institutional investors and their advisors discuss with GPs their investment programs, focus, considerations, and processes. Note: these introductory meetings are for information exchange only. We encourage managers to not “sell” during this time.
In 2021, Consortium will feature a more curated approach to matching LPs, consultants, and diverse managers, for an extra-tailored experience.
Attendees must register for the conference and VIP Connect specifically, by May 17 to participate in these meetings.
Learn more about VIP Connect here.
12:00pm – 12:30pm CT
12:30pm – 3:00pm CT
30-minute sessions, with 10-minute transitions
Investors in Action
Continuing Consortium’s 18-year tradition of connecting attendees, we invite diverse and women managers to join small, curated workshops called “Investors in Action.” In these discussions, GPs hear from allocators who are actively investing with small, emerging and/or diverse managers. These sessions are critical for managers seeking information, access, and a chance to learn about investors’ manager selection process.