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 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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NYAIR Episode 60 –Men as Allies

While today’s workforce is more diverse than ever, senior leadership ranks in our industry remain largely white and male. Meaningful progress on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion front cannot happen without action, courage and sponsorship from those in positions of power. A panel of  industry leaders and experts discuss what leaders must do, what lessons…

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NYAIR Episode 59 –Wall Street Women 2021

An in-depth conversation with Quadratic Capital Management’s Nancy Davis and Truvvo Partners’ Casey Whalen on a broad range of topics across the alternative investment industry, including their views on markets and beyond. Bloomberg TV reporter Sonali Basak moderates a conversation with these high-profile women as part of the New York Alternative Investment Roundtable’s fourth annual…

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