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Explore the changing global dynamics & Its Impact on Investments

AAAIM’s annual conference is the national platform for Asian American investment managers across the major asset classes of private equity, hedge funds, public equities, fixed income and real assets to meet, conduct business and learn from insightful leaders and each other. The event gathers a broad range of investment professionals with common interests from public pension funds, other institutional limited partners, emerging managers and large investment firms.

The 'Emerging Leaders Initiative' (ELI) - previously Young Professionals - is a half-day session focused on professional development. Complimentary for Full Conference ticket-holders (indicate attendance on registration form).

The new 'Emerging Managers Assembly Day' is a half-day session designed to captivate and engage GP's and LP's alike. This is an opportunity to hear allocators discuss their programs and the opportunities in the foreground within the Emerging Manager niche. Intimate roundtable discussions will follow for GP's to get maximum exposure to allocators. This event will then close with the view from the industry’s leading experts as they discuss the market from their vantage point. Complimentary for Full Conference ticket-holders (indicate attendance on registration form).

The main conference day will be a fast-paced and focused day to learn about domestic and global opportunities and network with world class speakers and panelists.

Public pension plans, endowments & foundations, and sovereign wealth funds receive complimentary access to the event. Family Offices qualify only if they 1) allocate to fund managers, 2) do not take outside capital/run a fund using another entity, 3) agree to take meetings with fund managers at the conference. If you qualify, please email to request a special registration link.




Brenda Chia

Venture Partner, Paladin Capital Group; Board Co-Chair, AAAIM


Michael Choe

CEO, Charlesbank


Meghna Desai

Director of Investments, NewYork-Presbyterian


Alex Doñé

Deputy Comptroller-Asset Management & Chief Investment Officer, Office of the New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer

J. David Enriquez

Head of Private Equity, Bureau of Asset Management, Office of the New York City Comptroller

Jay H. Eum

Co-Founder and Managing Director, TransLink Capital

Dolph Hellman

Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Wei Huang, CFA

Chief Investment Officer, The Auto Club Group

Clayton Jue

President & CEO, Leading Edge Investment Advisors, LLC

Bennett Kim

Managing Partner, Big Rock Senior Housing

Yup S. Kim

Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Equity and Special Opportunities, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

Jason Kuruvilla, CPA

Financial Services Senior Analyst, RSM US LLP

Thomas K. Lee

Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer, New York State Teachers' Retirement System (NYSTRS)

Tony J. Lee

Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Progress Investment Management Company

Tony W. Lee

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, One Rock Capital Partners

Carol Leung, CFA

Portfolio Manager, CalSTRS

Ginger Lew

Managing Director, Cube Hydro Partners

Gordon Liao

Co-Founder and Partner, Modjule, LLC

Diana C. Liu

Chief Construction Officer, Chicago Housing Authority

Justin Lo, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager – Private Equity, San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System

Matthew Mark

Director, US Asset Owners, World Gold Council

Eunice McHugh

Senior Portfolio Manager, Private Credit, San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System

Prashant Mehrotra

Partner, Clearlake Capital Group

Sheryl Mejia

Director of Emerging Managers, New York State Common Retirement Fund

Sona Menon

Managing Director and Head of North America Pensions, Cambridge Associates

Andreas Moon

Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations, I Squared Capital

Quinn Moss

Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Andrew Palmer

CIO, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System

William Park

Managing Director, UBS Asset Management

Peter Pham

Co-Founder, Science

Heidi Poon, CFA, CAIA

Senior Vice President, TorreyCove Capital Partners LLC

Tobias Read

Treasurer, Oregon State Treasury

Carlos Rangel

Director of Investments, W.K. Kellogg Foundation


Grace Reyes

President, AAAIM

Sanjiv K. Shah

Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners, LLC; Board Co-Chair, AAAIM

Kirk Sims, CFA

Director, Emerging Manager Program, Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)

Susan Soh

Chief of Strategy and Capital Development, Sightway Capital

Clinton Stevenson

Investment Director, CalPERS

Jung Woo Sung

Global Co-Head of Private Equity, Credit, and VC, Hanwha Asset Management

Cynthia Tseng

Partner, Fairview Capital Partners

George Varino

Head of Emerging Market Solutions, Investec Asset Management

Loc Vukhac, CFA

Regional Director, Investec Asset Management

Roundtable Hosts Include ...


Clark Cheng

Chief Investment Officer, Merrimac Corp.


David Chiang

Head of External Managers, Soros Fund Management LLC


Mary D’Souza

Chief Investment Officer, Misha Investments


Qi Feng Lau

Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Brian O’Neil

Chief Investment Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Iris Zhao

Managing Director, Private Equity Investments, GCM Grosvenor

Past Organizations Include

1955 Capital
Adamas Asset Management
Affinity Investment Advisors
AGI Avant
Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association
Altos Ventures
Angelo, Gordon & Co.
Apax Partners
Artemis Real Estate Partners
Asian Corporate Governance Association
Avante Mezzanine Partners
Big Rock Partners
Brightpath Capital
Calera Capital
California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)
Callan Associates Inc.
Cambridge Associates
Chicago Housing Authority
Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Comcast Ventures
Cowboy Ventures
Cube Hydro Partners
DCM Ventures
De Luna Partners
Enlightenment Capital, LLC
Episcophal Chruch Foundation
Fairview Capital Partners
Finn Dixon & Herling
FIS Group, Inc.
GCM Grosvenor Private Markets
GGV Capital
Good Harbor Security Risk Management
H.I.G. Growth Partners
Hanover Investment Advisors LLC
Hanseatic Management Services, Inc.
HarbourVest Partners, LLC
Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System
Himalaya Capital
I Squared Capital
Insight Venture Partners
Invesco Private Capital
Ironwood Capital
Jaguar Growth Partners
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
JPMorgan Asset Management

Kaplan Fox Kilsheimer LLP
Kennet Partners
Leading Edge Investment Advisors, LLC
Legato Capital Management, LLC
Longitude Capital
Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS)
Madison Bay Capital Partners
Matthews Asia
MC Asset Management Holdings, LLC
Modjule LLC
Neosho Capital
New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (NYSTRS)
Nile Capital Group LLC
Office of NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer
One Rock Capital Partners, LLC
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Paladin Capital
Palm Drive Capital
Perella Weinberg Partners
Piedmont Investment Advisors
Pine Street Alternative Asset Management
Pomelo Capital
Progress Investment Management Company, LLC
Qualcomm Ventures
Reverence Capital
Rice Hall James & Associate, LLC
Samsung Electronics Open Innovation Center
Sentinel Dome Partners, LLC
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Sit Investment Associates, Inc.
St. Cloud Capital, LLC
State of California
State of Hawaii Employees’ Retirement Systems
Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Top Capital Advisors, Inc.
TorreyCove Capital Partners
TransLink Capital
Trident Capital Cybersecurity
Twist Bioscience
UBS Asset Management
University of California Regents
Venus Capital Management, Inc.
Vivo Capital
WestSummit Capital


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