NYAIR Episode 70 –Venture Capital: The Intersection of Alpha & Funding Historically Underrepresented Groups

What are some key investment trends and alpha sources among emerging VC funds?  Where are investors finding outperformance while achieving DEI objectives? A panelist discussion on ways to facilitate increased venture capital allocations to diverse founders and improve equity for historically under-represented groups (“HUGS”) featuring seasoned VC professionals Deb Kemper, Managing Partner of Golden Seeds…

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NYAIR Episode 69 –How Technology & Education Enhance Access to Alternatives

Identifying the most promising investments begins with uncovering great managers, followed by thorough due diligence. And today there are robust platforms that can assist investors with this process from beginning to end. Lisa Vioni, the founder and CEO of Hedge Connection, and Robert Worthington, a Managing Director and Head of Independent Wealth Solutions at iCapital Network…

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NYAIR Episode 67 –Asset Allocation & COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic upended virtually everything, and that includes asset allocation and the way that alternative investors should approach it. While policy decisions sped up certain things, they slowed others, leaving investors having to re-think asset allocation decisions. Henrik Lumholdt, a partner in Copenhagen Allocation Partners and author of “Strategic and Tactical Asset Allocation: An…

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NYAIR Episode 66 –Diversity as a Profitable Business Strategy: How to Change the Status Quo

Why are financial services firms heightening their focus on a diverse team?  How are profitability of diversity measured and value of outcomes standardized? What changes are needed to achieve or exceed the Principles of Responsible Investment (UN PRI)? How can investment firms improve diversity among service providers?  Diversity consultant/author Jamie Crump, business strategist Michael Kraten, PhD,…

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NYAIR Episode 65 –The Evolving Cannabis Landscape

Consumer interest in cannabis is at an all-time high and is unlikely to wane anytime soon. From medical marijuana and CBD edibles, to straight forward recreational marijuana and countless CBD related products, interest in cannabis is growing at a rapid pace. Navigating the investment opportunities, however, can be fairly tricky given ongoing uncertainty surrounding the…

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NYAIR Episode 64 –Diversity in Practice: An Allocator, Manager and Consultant Panel

The need for diversity is well recognized; yet many firms struggle with the implementing diversity initiatives. For smaller managers, deciding where to start can be a challenge of its own. Tracy McHale-Stuart, CEO and Managing Partner, Corbin Capital; Nasrine Ghozali, Chief Risk Officer, Oasis Management, and Imogen Rose-Smith, Co-founder, Combinate Capital share their thoughts on practical steps…

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NYAIR Episode 63 –Taking Advantage of the Rise of Alternatives in Retail

The Alternative Investments market has been growing by about $1 trillion per year, and is expected to reach $14 trillion by 2023, per Preqin. As demand increases in the retail space, the need for solutions to offer access to this market segment will be key for managers looking to grow their business. There are several…

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NYAIR Episode 61 –The Freshman Congressional Perspective

A conversation with freshmen Congressional representatives Ritchie Torres (D-NY) and Andrew Garbarino (R-NY) following their first three months as part of the 117th United States Congress. The two freshmen representatives discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy, minimum wage and foreign affairs, among other issues, and  share their perspectives as first time members of the House of Representatives during…

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