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?”
Michael Sacks, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, GCM Grosvenor
Renae Griffin, Executive Director, GCM Grosvenor
Moderator: Francis Idehen, Chief Operating Officer, GCM Grosvenor
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.
Steps for Change – Roundtable Discussions
Institutional investors participate in this LP-only session to learn best practices and hear from peers who are turning words into action. Participants also join roundtables facilitated by top institutional investors on topics including:
12:45pm – 1:15pm CT
1:15pm – 2:15pm CT
Two concurrent 1-hour sessions
· Real Estate + Infrastructure
· Absolute Return Strategies
2:30pm – 3:30pm CT
· Private Equity
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.
“The New Pitch,” has been created with both groups’ objectives in mind.
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.
“The New Pitch” will also provide LPs and consultants in attendance a view into the universe of diverse and women manager talent and offer the chance to schedule a meetings with GPs of interest.
Absolute Return Strategies
Moderator: Amy Wierenga, Chief Risk Officer, GCM Grosvenor
Nancy Kukacka, Founder and Principal, Avalon Global Asset Management, LLC
Kenney Oh, President and Chief Executive Officer, VeriStar Capital
Panel of Judges
Jim Casselberry, Chief Investment Officer, 4S Bay Partners LLC
Jonathan Grabel, Chief Investment Officer, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association
William “Bill” Lee, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, New York Presbyterian
Real Estate and Infrastructure
Moderator: Ermias Nessibu, Associate, Real Estate Investments, GCM Grosvenor
Alexis Lewis, Vice President, Investments, Brasa Capital Management
Eric Samek, Managing Director, Brasa Capital Management
Susan Wisialko, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Global Infrastructure Finance LLC
Deepak Hathiramani, Founding Partner & Executive Chairman, SteeleHarbour Capital Partners
Panel of Judges
Alicia Glen, Founder and Managing Principal, Former Deputy Mayor of NYC, MSquared
Adrean Kreig, Assistant Manager of Equity Real Estate Acquisitions, New York State Teachers Retirement System
Kate Richard, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Warwick Investment Group
Moderator: Atara Charnoff, Principal, Private Equity Investments, GCM Grosvenor
Mariah Lichtenstern, Founding Partner, DiverseCity Ventures
Melissa Medina, Managing Partner, eMerge Ventures
Felice Gorordo, Chief Executive Offier, eMerge Ventures
Tarrus Richardson, Chief Executive Officer, IMB Partners
Panel of Judges
Reynold Martin, Managing Principal, Allstate Insurance Company
John Kelly, Investment Analyst, Boston Retirement
Phil Alphonse, Senior Partner, Vistria
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.
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.