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April 2021

Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Save Active Investment Management, Part I: The Situation

April 8 @ 17:30 - 18:30

Join Fordham's Gabelli School of Business for an event focused on diversification. Diversification is a core principle of investing. Yet money managers have not applied it to their own ranks. Only around 10 percent of portfolio managers—the people most directly responsible for investing your money—are female, and the numbers are even worse at the ownership level. What are the causes of this underrepresentation, and what are its consequences—including for firms’ and clients’ bottom lines? In Undiversified: The Big Gender Short in…

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SPACs: Special, Speculative, or Spam?

April 7 @ 18:00 - 19:00

So what exactly is a SPAC, or special purpose acquisition company? What would make some companies pick a SPAC over an IPO? And why are investors lining up to jump on the trend? Join Fordham's Gabelli School of Business for an evening panel conversation explaining one of Wall Street’s hottest trends. Agenda 6 p.m.: Welcome Remarks and Speaker Introduction: Donna Rapaccioli, dean of the Gabelli School of Business 6:08 p.m.: Panelists: Professor Sris Chatterjee, Professor N.K. Chidambaran, Shohana Jannat, and…

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The Freshman Congressional Perspective

April 7 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Join the New York Alternative Investment Roundtable for 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 will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy, minimum wage and foreign affairs, among other issues, and will share their perspectives as first time members of the House of Representatives during a historic pandemic and what it is all likely to mean for…

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March 2021

GAIM Ops Connect -Best Practices for Challenging Times

March 30 @ 08:45 - 15:20

Review 2020 and plan ahead The virtual environment has brought both challenges and opportunities. As investors’ expectations increase, the need for best practice has never been greater. This event brings together leading investment firms, and investors to discuss what best practice needs to look like now. What does the industry need to do to progress? What does a successful business model resemble in 2021? Join the conversation to explore: Aligning business continuity and data integrity Learnings from outside the alternatives…

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DEI Workshop: Men as Allies

March 25 @ 12:00 - 13:00

DEI Panel: "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. Join the New York Alternative Investment Roundtable for a candid discussion with a panel of industry leaders and experts about what leaders must do, what lessons they have learned and how to move the…

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Risky Decisions: How Mathematical Paradoxes and Other Conundrums Have Shaped Economic Science

March 16 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Join Fordham's Gabelli School of Business for the latest event in its Centennial Speaker Series, featuring George Szpiro. At its core, economics is about making decisions. In the history of economic thought, great intellectual prowess has been exerted toward devising exquisite theories of optimal decision-making in situations of constraint, risk, and scarcity. Yet not all of our choices are purely logical, so there is a long-standing tension between those emphasizing the rational and irrational sides of human behavior. One strand…

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Should Your Fund be Investing in Cryptocurrency?

March 16 @ 11:00 - 12:00

With debt continuing to grow around the world, there is a significant amount of chatter surrounding the inflationary pressures the economy could experience. Another hot topic that can’t be ignored is cryptocurrency. There is a strong connection between blockchain and digital currencies, which will likely play a larger role in modern day accounting. Blockchain works because certain elements are fixed and there is a level of transparency that companies are coming to appreciate. With the drastic changes in our world…

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Disruptive Times: Opportunities & Challenges for Gender Balance?

March 8 @ 10:00 - 11:00

Members of the New York Alternative Investment Roundtable are invited to take part in a panel honoring International Women's Day, hosted by PWC Luxembourg, in collaboration with the LACC (Luxembourg American Chamber of Commerce in New York) and AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg), which will look at the issue of gender balance. Moderator: Nathalie Reuter Panelists: Julie Becker, Deputy CEO and CEO as of 21 April 2021 of Luxembourg Stock Exchange Jeanne Crauser, Consul General of Luxembourg in…

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Wall Street Women – 2021

March 4 @ 12:00 - 13:00

In honor of International Women's Day, the New York alternative Investment Roundtable is hosting its fourth annual all-female forum. Sonali Basak, a Wall Street reporter for Bloomberg, will lead panelists in a discussion of a broad range of topics across the industry, including their views on markets and beyond. Panelists: Nancy Davis, founder and managing partner, Quadratic Capital Management. Casey Whalen, CEO and chief investment officer, Truvvo Partners. Nancy Davis is the founder and managing partner of Quadratic Capital Management…

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Exotic Alternative Investments

March 2 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Join Fordham's Gabelli School of Business for the latest event in its Centennial Speaker Series, featuring Kevin R. Mirabile, author of Exotic Alternative Investments: Standalone Characteristics, Unique Risks and Portfolio Effects (Anthem Press, 2021). In the book, Mirabile evaluates exotic alternative investment opportunities, such as life settlements, litigation funding, farmlands, royalties, weather derivatives, collectibles, and other unique asset classes, providing an in-depth analysis of the returns, risks, opportunities, and portfolio effects for anyone who wants to expand their investment horizons. This book—written…

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