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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.




Peter Braffman

Managing Director, Real Estate Investments, Grosvenor Capital Management


Jedaiah Chambers

Special Investment Officer, New York State Common Retirement Fund


Aaron Chatterji, Ph.D.

Professor, Duke University


Betty Chen, CFA

Managing Director, Head of Investment Research, UBS Hedge Fund Solutions


Brenda Chia

Director, Paladin Capital Group; Board Co-Chair, AAAIM


Esther Chiang

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Anthony Chiu, CFA

Director of Private Equity and Alternative Assets, Kentucky Retirement Systems


Michael Choe

CEO, Charlesbank


Christopher Chow, CFA

Director, Real Assets, San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System


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


Ted Eliopoulos

Vice-Chairman & Head of Strategic Partnerships, Morgan Stanley

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

Wendy Garcia

Chief Diversity Officer, Office of the New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer

Xavier Gutierrez

Managing Director, Clearlake Capital Group

Lori Heinel, CFA

Deputy Global Chief Investment Officer, State Street Global Advisors

Dolph Hellman

Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Elise Huang

Managing Partner, Gopher Asset Management; CEO, Noah US LLC

Wei Huang, CFA

Chief Investment Officer, The Auto Club Group

Audrey Jihye Choi

Senior Portfolio Manager, Korea National Pension Service

Thomas Kamei

Vice President and Investor, Counterpoint Global, Morgan Stanley

Kerry Kennedy

President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Al Y. Kim

Director of Investments, Helmsley Charitable Trust

Bennett Kim

Managing Partner, Big Rock Partners

Yup S. Kim

Senior Portfolio Manager, Alaska Permanent Fund

Amber Kizilbash

Managing Director, Head of Financial Institutions Group, Americas, Société Générale

Olga Kosters, CFA

Director, Private Debt, StepStone Group

Jason Kuruvilla, CPA

Financial Services Senior Analyst, RSM US LLP

David Lam

General Partner, Atlantic Bridge Capital

Albert Lee

Director of Investments, Real Assets, University of California, Office of the Chief Investment Officer

Eric J. Lee

General Partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Thomas Lee

Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer, 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 LLC

Kim Y. Lew

Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Gordon Liao

Founder and Partner, Promise Holdings LLC

Diana C. Liu

Lead Funds and Real Estate Counsel, Exeter Property Group

Justin Lo, CFA

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

Michael Lombardi, CFA, CAIA

Senior Investment Officer, NY State Common Retirement Fund

Matthew Mark

Director, US Asset Owners, World Gold Council

Eunice McHugh

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

Sheryl Mejia

Director of Emerging Managers, New York State Common Retirement Fund

Sona Menon

Managing Director, Head of North American Pensions and Outsourced Chief Investment Officer, Cambridge Associates

Asha Mehta

Senior Vice President, Director, Portfolio Manager, Director of Responsible Investing, Acadian Asset Management

Quinn Moss

Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Andrew Palmer

CIO, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System

Mary Pang

Head of Global Private Client Practice, Cambridge Associates

Deven Parekh

Managing Director, Insight Partners

William Park

Head of Equity Risk, ExodusPoint Capital Management

Peter Pham

Co-Founder, Science Inc.

Heidi Poon, CFA, CAIA

Senior Vice President, TorreyCove Capital Partners LLC

Thomas Quinn, CFA

Deputy Chief Investment Officer, FIS Group

Tobias Read

Treasurer, Oregon State Treasury

Carlos Rangel

Director of Investments, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Anand Radhakrishnan

Managing Director and COO of North American Private Equity, Investcorp International Inc.


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)

Roger Sit

CEO and Global Chief Investment Officer, Sit Investment Associates, Inc.

Donna Snider

Managing Director, The Kresge Foundation

Susan Soh

Chief of Strategy and Capital Development, Sightway Capital

Pranjul Srivastava

Managing Director, Head of Business – North America, Edelweiss Capital

Clinton Stevenson

Investment Director, CalPERS

Jung Woo Sung

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

April Tam Smith

Managing Director, Equity Derivatives, Morgan Stanley

Quyen Tran

Director of Investor Relations, Sightway Capital

Cynthia H. Tseng, CFA

Partner, Fairview Capital Partners

David Tsung

Head of Hedge Funds, Zurich Alternative Asset Management

Reyda Van

Director, DealCloud, Inc.

George Varino

Head of Emerging Market Solutions, Investec Asset Management

Loc Vukhac, CFA

Regional Director, Northeast, Investec Asset Management

Margaret Waters

Principal and Director of Real Assets, Bessemer Trust

Joe Wong

Founder / CEO / CIO, Linden Advisors

Shawn T. Wooden

Treasurer, Connecticut State Treasury

Johnny Wu

Managing Partner, CEO, Plinth Capital LP

Olga Yangol

Portfolio Manager – Emerging Markets Debt, HSBC Global Asset Management

Steve Yoo

Partner, Investment Funds Group, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Ping Zhu, CFA, FRM, CAIA

Portfolio Manager, Johnson & Johnson

Roundtable Hosts Include ...


Andrew Chen

Senior Analyst, Absolute Return Strategies, Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company


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


Rodney June

CIO, Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System (LACERS)


Joshua Kleyman

Head of Venture Capital, Global Affairs Canada


Tung Ming

Senior Research Analyst, Progress Investment Management Company


Brian O’Neil

Chief Investment Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Jasmine Richards, CFA

Head of Diversity Manager Research, Cambridge Associates


Rendel L. Solomon

Managing Director, Muller & Monroe Asset Management, LLC


Steve Yoon

Investment Officer, Municipal Employees’ Annuity & Benefit Fund of Chicago


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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