2016 Small and Emerging
on Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Real Estate,
Infrastructure and Real Assets
September 22-23, 2016 | Sheraton Grand Chicago
This year, the GCM Grosvenor Small and Emerging Managers Conference will celebrate its 10-year anniversary, making it one of the longest-running events of its kind. Since 2007, the SEM Conference has brought together a wide range of professionals specializing in private equity, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure and real assets.
By helping equip managers with the tactical skills required for long-term success, the SEM Conference raises the visibility of successful small and diverse investment managers, while encouraging institutional investors to pursue inclusive investment opportunities. During the event, top managers and investors headline panel discussions on key issues pertaining to the SEM space.
The SEM Conference also provides a critical platform for managers to engage directly with investors, including exclusive networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities.
Last year’s conference experienced record attendance, with more than 600 attendees. We look forward to another successful turnout this year in Chicago.
Check back for more information on the panels.
Featuring Keynote Speaker Madeleine K. Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State
Madeleine K. Albright is chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets.
Albright was the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. In 1997, she was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. As Secretary of State, Albright reinforced America’s alliances, advocated democracy and human rights and promoted American trade and business, labor and environmental standards abroad.
From 1993 to 1997, Albright served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and as a member of the President’s Cabinet. She is a professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She chairs both the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, the Pew Global Attitudes Project and serves as president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation. Albright serves on the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Policy Board, a group tasked with providing the secretary of defense with independent, informed advice and opinion concerning matters of defense policy. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Aspen Institute. In 2009, Albright was asked by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to chair a group of experts focused on developing NATO’s New Strategic Concept.
On May 29, 2012 President Obama awarded the U.S. Medal of Freedom to Dr. Albright—the nation’s highest civilian honor—citing the inspiration her life is to all and that her scholarship and insight continue to make the world a better, more peaceful place.
Albright is the author of five New York Times best-sellers.
(PORTRAIT BY TIMOTHY GREENFIELD-SANDERS.)
About the Organizer
GCM Grosvenor is one of the world’s largest independent alternative asset management firms, with over $45 billion in assets under management. The Firm’s investment management and advisory services span public and private markets, focusing on hedge funds, private equity, infrastructure and real estate. GCM Grosvenor launched its first investment portfolio, a multimanager portfolio of hedge funds, in 1971.
As part of GCM Grosvenor’s broad investment activity across hedge funds, private equity, infrastructure and real estate, the Firm has 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 $13 billion. In addition to sponsoring the SEM Conference, the Firm is a strong advocate for diversity in the broader financial services industry. Through the Firm’s active support of diverse investment programs as well as its sponsorship and participation in targeted conferences, GCM Grosvenor continues to foster and enhance diversity within the investment community.
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