October 9-10, 2018

2018 Small and Emerging Managers Conference
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park

Please join GCM Grosvenor at our Small and Emerging Managers Conference, as we once again gather and engage a wide range of professionals specializing in alternative investments.

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2017 Small and Emerging
Managers Conference

On Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Real Assets

Keynote Speaker President Barack Obama

GCM Grosvenor is pleased to welcome President Obama as Keynote Speaker at our 11th annual Small and Emerging Managers Conference.

About the Conference

Since 2007, the GCM Grosvenor Small and Emerging Managers Conference has gathered and engaged a wide range of professionals specializing in private equity, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure and real assets. The event has established itself as a premier platform for industry insights by featuring expert panels discussing timely issues faced by alternative investors in the diverse and emerging manager space.

One of the longest-running events of its kind, the SEM Conference aims to raise the visibility of small and diverse investment managers, while encouraging institutional investors to pursue inclusive investments. The event has helped forge long-lasting relationships by facilitating connections between managers and investors in a welcoming community of talented industry colleagues.

Last year’s conference experienced record attendance, with more than 700 registrants. We look forward to another successful turnout in Chicago this fall.

About the Organizer

GCM Grosvenor invests on behalf of clients who seek allocations to alternative investments, such as private equity, hedge funds, real estate and infrastructure. With approximately $50 billion in assets under management, we are one of the world’s largest and most diversified independent alternative asset management firms.

We specialize in developing customized portfolios for clients who want an active role in the development of their alternatives programs. We also offer multi-client portfolios for investors who desire a turn-key solution. Our offerings include multi-manager portfolios as well as portfolios of direct investments and co-investments.

As part of our broad investment activity across hedge funds, private equity, infrastructure and real estate, we have developed specific expertise in funding and serving as a catalyst for SEMs. GCM Grosvenor’s cumulative commitments to, and current investments with, SEM investment managers total approximately $15 billion. Through our active support of diverse investment programs, and sponsorship and participation in targeted conferences, we are a strong advocate for diversity in the broader financial services industry.

GCM Grosvenor is headquartered in Chicago and has offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul.

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