(Space is limited)
Group workshops focused on connecting diverse and women managers with LPs from across the industry. In true Consortium fashion, we continue to value the importance of connectivity and networking and have expanded the historically 1-on-1 VIP Connect sessions to group discussions. Participants can hear from LPs on their programs, engage in dialogue, and connect through information exchange.
LP Workshop Leaders 10:00AM – 10:30AM
Tom Lee, Chief Investment Officer, New York State Teachers’ Retirement System
Jase Auby, Chief Investment Officer, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Kirk Sims, Director of Emerging Manager Program, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
10:45AM – 11:15AM
Laura Hill, Vice President, Alternative Investments, Advocate Aurora Healthcare
Janet Londono-Valle, Senior Investment Officer, Office of the New York City Comptroller
Chavon Sutton, Director, Diversity & Inclusion – Emerging Manager Strategy, Office of the New York City Comptroller
11:30AM – 12:00PM
Diego Carrillo, Investment Manager, California Public Employees’ Retirement Systems
Dana Johns, Senior Portfolio Manager, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
Andrew Palmer, Chief Investment Officer, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
12:15PM – 12:45PM
Manuel Casagna, Director of Real Estate and Real Asset Investments, New York State Common Retirement Fund
Vanita Gaonkar, Public Investments, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Brian O’Neill, Chief Investment Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
June 11, 2020
11:30AM - 11:45AM
GCM Grosvenor Conference Welcome
Creating Scale: Building a Stronger Ecosystem for Diverse and Women Managers
The Impact of COVID-19 on Small, Emerging, and Diverse Manager Investing, and the Rationale for Expanding Allocations
If history repeats itself, and we are facing a financial crisis like we did in 2007-08, many diverse managers have displayed the resilience, agility, and ability to potentially outperform larger managers coming out of down markets.* This interactive session will explore why this is, and get answers to the question: Is now the time to destroy old barriers and increase investments to SEDMs?
Moderator Francis Idehen, Chief Operating Officer, GCM Grosvenor Panelists
AJ Hernandez, Director of Emerging Managers, New York Common Retirement Fund
Bill Lee, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Leslie Lenzo, Chief Investment Officer, Advocate Aurora Health
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Take this time to step away from your screen, get some fresh air, grab some lunch, or check emails.
1:30PM - 2:30PM
LP Intensive: An Educational Institutional Investor-Only Forum
Exploring LP-Consultant Relationships through Data and Discussion
The stage will be set with a look into the recently released Diverse Asset Manager Initiative “DAMI” Second Annual Investment Consultant Survey. Robert Raben will guide the discussion examining diversity practices of America’s top consultants, and highlight the critical role they play in increasing investments in diverse and women managers.
Anchored in data, we will then hear from Consultants and LPs on the complexities of the Consultant/LP relationship, the hurdles they face, and the steps they take to increase commitments to diverse and women managers.
DAMI Investment Consultant Survey Presentation
Robert Raben, Chief Executive Officer, The Raben Group / Diverse Asset Manager Initiative
Sam Austin, Partner, NEPC
Bert Feuss, Senior Vice President, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Nat Kellogg, Director of Manager Search, Managing Partner, Marquette Associates, Inc.
Rochelle Witharana, Chief Financial Officer, California Wellness Foundation
2:45PM - 4:00PM
45-minute panel discussion followed by 30-minute coaching sessions
Keeping your Firm and Client Portfolios Safe During a Time of Crisis
This session addresses critical questions, including:
- How are SEDMs safeguarding their firms’ culture, employees, and operations?
- How are they working with underlying companies most impacted?
- How are they seeking to take advantage of opportunities in the current market?
- How are they easing the nerves of clients and maintaining relationships?
Moderator David Richter, Managing Director, GCM Grosvenor Panelists
Anar Chudgar, Managing Director, Artemis Real Estate Partners
Tony W. Lee, Founder and Managing Partner, One Rock Capital Partners
Rebecca Pacholder, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Snowcat Capital Management
These sessions will explore themes across asset classes and provide effective tools for managers to scale their businesses, with an eye toward building a larger diverse manager ecosystem.
Each session is unique opportunity to sit in on a live discussion tackling important topics in today’s environment. Diverse and women managers, consultants, and service providers to take part in these live discussions to gain insights, and practical tools. (All sessions will be available on-demand through our Bootcamp library.)
Consultant/Client Manager Relationships, How Do Diverse and Women Managers Qualify?
Angel Haddad, Senior Vice President, Callan
What Matters Most to LPs in the Next 12 months? How Do GPs Position Their Firms to Meet LPs' Needs?
Jose Gonzales, Investment Officer, Diverse & Emerging Managers, Teachers’ Retirement Systems for State of Illinois
How to Create New Best Practices in Fundraising and Marketing in 2020
Susan Kirshner, Founder, Words Plus Numbers, LLC
Elizabeth Wahab, Chief Operating Officer, Cornell Capital
Due Diligence Bootcamp
Heather Faust, Partner and Managing Director, Argand Partners
Dasha Ziska, Principal, GCM Grosvenor
Mitigating Risk in an Uncertain Market
Jessica Portis, Private Debt Research Specialist, Mercer
All times Eastern Time. Agenda subject to change; details will be updated periodically.
* Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. No assurance can be given that any investment will achieve its objectives or avoid losses.
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