Alessandra Tocco has over 30 years’ experience in the alternatives investment industry. Most recently, she served as a managing director focusing on business strategy for a fixed income asset management firm, Good Hill Partners. Prior to joining Good Hill Partners, she was a managing director at J.P. Morgan, sitting on the prime brokerage management committee with specific responsibility for creating and overseeing the global Capital Advisory group encompassing business consulting, the content and branding efforts and capital introduction. Before that, she was a director of US capital introduction at ABN-AMRO focusing on macro and fixed income strategies.
Ms. Tocco began her career at Morgan Stanley, where she managed the due diligence effort and created several fund of fund products within the asset management division. In 2015 she was honored as one of the 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds by The Hedge Fund Journal.
Outside of the office she supports several local charities and civic organizations. In addition to serving as president of the New York Alternative Investment Roundtable, she sits on the national board of directors for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society and the youth development committee of the NYC chapter of the YMCA. Ms. Tocco holds a B.S. in finance from Mercy College and continues to work closely with the development office at Mercy, helping students prepare for a career in finance.
Kunjan Mehta is a partner at Grant Thornton LLP, a global audit, tax and advisory organization, where he primarily focuses on assurance and auditing services for hedge funds, private equity funds and broker dealers. Kunjan has written thought leadership pieces for the firm and is actively involved in technical trainings within his firm. Kunjan is also a member of the New York State Society of CPA’s Private Equity Committee and serves as the Co-Vice President of Membership with ASCEND. Kunjan is a licensed CPA in the US as well as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He graduated from Gujarat University in India with a Bachelors in Finance and Accounting.
Britt Erica Tunick is a Senior Consultant specializing in media relations, corporate positioning, content creation and event planning. She is an award-winning journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing about the financial services industry. Britt is a former senior writer for AR Magazine (Absolute Return & Alpha), where she wrote cover stories and in-depth profiles on many of the hedge fund industry’s biggest and most influential firms, as well as comprehensive features on a range of topics in the alternative investment industry. Prior to AR, she was an editor at Alpha Magazine, an in-house editor for KPMG’s M&A practice, and a senior editor at Investment Dealers’ Digest Magazine. She also spent two years in London, where she reported on European and U.K. startups for EO News and wrote stories for Euromoney Magazine, the Sunday Business and the Financial Times. Britt also has significant event planning experience from programming multiple panels and lining up high profile speakers for hedge fund symposiums, to organizing and running monthly networking events and an annual black tie gala, managing the database and website for a membership organization and coordinating and running a major fundraiser attended by more than 1,300 people for a non-profit organization. Britt holds a bachelor’s degree in English/Journalism from Pepperdine University and a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the American University School of Communication in Washington D.C. She was the 2006/2007 president of the New York Financial Writers’ Association and a member of the organization’s board of governors from 2002 to 2012. She is also a member of 100 Women in HedgeFunds, the Society of American Business Editors & Writers and serves as co-chair of the Ridgewood Working Women’s Group. Britt is the July 2010 recipient of the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ Northeast Region Silver Azbee award and received 1st and 3rd place editorial awards from Euromoney/Institutional Investor in 2009. In 2008 she was awarded the New York Financial Writers’ Association’s Emil Meier Award.